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Joe Manganiello Got a Dramatic, Huge New Arm and Chest Tattoo: See the Pic

The Deal or No Deal: Island Host proudly displayed the elaborate work of art. 

By Jackie Manno

Joe Manganiello has some fresh ink. 

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On March 14, the Deal or No Deal: Island Host shared an Instagram snapshot showing off his giant new tattoo. The badass piece is an elaborate, black and white image of a dragon that extends from his arm to his chest. 

''HIRYU,” he captioned the post, which translates to ''Flying Dragon'' in Japanese. 

Manganiello got the ink in Los Angeles, with his tattoo artist @smallpaultattoo, sharing the progress on March 6. 

The big project has been a longtime in the making, as the tattooing process started as early as February, which is when he showed off the outline on Instagram (per Hello!). 

See the pictures down later in this post. 

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Joe Manganiello on playing Dungeons and Dragons

Dragons seem to be a common theme in the 47-year-old's life, as he is an avid Dungeons and Dragons player. In a February interview with NBC Insider, the actor discussed how his hobby as a Dungeon Master helped him prepare for his Deal or No Deal: Island hosting duties in a surprising way. 

“When you’re running the game, there’s an umbilical cord running into every single one of your players. You know what they want out of it. You know what makes them scared, you know what makes them laugh,” he told us. “That umbilical and the development of that is crucial to hosting a show like Deal or No Deal Island because there are moments when people cry on this show, hard. There are moments that I think about and I wonder how that person is going to live the rest of their life having what happened on the show happen. The stakes are so high.”

“If what you have in your case is less than this, then this happens, or that happens, and if so, you’re out. If not, this happens. Let’s open that case. It’s getting your players ready to roll dice and ready to understand what they need in order to make that saving throw,” he added. 

He continued: “So yeah, growing up as a childhood dungeon master really did prepare me. A lot of the producers said they noticed that as well.”

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Manganiello is so committed to the D&D lifestyle, the he told Variety in 2022 that he is  returning to the director's chair for an untitled Dungeons & Dragons documentary. 

"I lived through the rise and fall and rise again of this legacy brand that has not only meant so much to me but has served as the fountainhead of creativity for an entire generation of writers, artists, and creative minds, influencing so much of our culture,'' he told the outlet.