Who Is Svend and How to Get Tattoos in AC Valhalla?

Who Is Svend and How to Get Tattoos in AC Valhalla?

Svend and Tove provide a much-needed service in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. They run the tattoo shop, where the AC Valhalla Vikings can get inked.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla dropped early this month, and while building atop the RPG mechanisms, Ubisoft has introduced massive customizations into the game.

These are so vital to the game that players can choose between a male and female version of the main protagonist as they fire up the game. Tattoos are also all the rage in the Viking clan as they take on England; that’s where Svend comes in.

1. Who is Svend in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?

Svend is a tattoo artist and a barber in Valhalla Universe. He runs a tattoo shop where players can get new tattoos in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Svend lived in Ravensthorpe during the 9th Century. 

Who Is Svend and How to Get Tattoos in AC Valhalla?
Svend | Source: Fandom

Svend’s journey takes a few surprising turns during the gameplay, and if you do not pay close attention, you might as well have missed what happens to him and his shop eventually. Beware, the following part may contain spoilers if you haven’t played the story till this point.

2. What Happens to Svend in AC: Valhalla?

After the Vikings come to England, Svend passes away in his sleep. While settling in, Ravensthorpe Svend eventually dies, leaving Tove to carry on after his death.

I felt confused as to what Svend’s death meant for the tattoo customisations in the game. Since the prominent tattoo artist in the Viking clan died, will Ubisoft scrape the customization ability altogether? It turns out a few missions later, we get our answers.

3. How to Get Tattoos in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

After Norway, Svend moves with you to England. So, his original shop there will not be the place to get inked. To get him set up in England, you should upgrade your settlement to rank two and build him a tent. Although he passes away, his tattoo shop is inherited by his prodigy.

Take your settlement to rank 2 to build a tattoo tent for Svend in England, where you can customize tattoos and hair. His original shop in Norway will not be used after you move to England.

In AC: Valhalla, after Svend passes away, his tattoo shop is taken over by Tove. Complete the “Carrying The Torch” quest to have access to the new tattoo shop under Tove.

4. How To Access the Tattoo Shop After Svend Dies

In order to get tattoo and hair customizations after Svend dies, you need to complete a small quest with Tove called “Carrying the Torch.” After the quest, Tove will take over the tattoo tent.

The quest requires the player to only interact with Tove in Ravensthorpe after Svend passes away.

Who Is Svend and How to Get Tattoos in AC Valhalla?
Carrying The Torch Quest

5. Get Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

6. About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Developed and Published by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest instalment in the Assasin’s Creed series launched in November 2020. The action-adventure, role-playing video game is available to play on Playstation 5/4, Xbox One/ Series X/S and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes players back to the Vikings’ glory days around the 9th century through the eyes of a Viking invader from Norway named Eivor. By playing as Eivor, gamers must represent the clan and help fellow warriors in the battle against Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. The game brims with phenomenal main quests along with noteworthy side quests. AC Valhalla will also embrace many new features like dual-wielding of various weapons and armours.