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Judi Dench gets first tattoo at 81

Well, we guess this means you’re never too old to get inked.

Judi Dench gets first tattoo at 81

Dame Judi Dench has seized the day and with her first tattoo at 81 years old.

The legendary actress had ‘carpe diem’ inked on her right wrist as a birthday gift from her daughter, Finty, according to The Sun.

“That’s my motto: Seize the day. Finty gave it to me for my 81st birthday — she’s wonderful with surprises,” she said.

“Mind you the company of A Winter’s Tale, which I was doing at the time, used to say that it said fish of the day."

Dench has been thinking about getting her first tattoo for a while, telling Surry Life last year: “I am tempted to have a tattoo to mark my birthday. Finty’s very keen on me having one.

“There’s an Indian symbol that I like which supposedly represents life and love and everything.

“One of the cameramen who worked on The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel told me what it meant, but I’m a bit nervous in case I’m being set up … It might be unbelievably rude!”

The James Bond actress is quite the jokester, playing a prank on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and pretending she had a tattoo of his name on her bottom.

“He still thinks it’s tattooed. My make-up lady painted it on. He didn’t believe me so I showed him,” she said.

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