Baller! Judi Dench Got A Tattoo For Her 81st Birthday, And Here’s A Picture For Proof

Absolute KWEEN.

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In the last five years alone, Dame Judi Dench has been nominated for an Oscar (her seventh, btw), starred in two James Bond films, taken to the stage for a whole host of classic theatre productions, and had a role in a Pirates Of The Caribbean sequel just for fun. Oh, and she’s 81.

If you hadn’t already gathered, Dame Judi is a total baller, and she’s just compounded that fact by getting her first tattoo.

The actress revealed in a recent interview that’d she’d gotten the inking – a small black wrist tattoo of the words “carpe diem” – as a gift from her daughter Finty.

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“That’s my motto: Seize the day,” the actress said of her choice.

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“Finty gave it to me for my 81st birthday [last December]. She’s wonderful with surprises.”

Despite her love of seizing the day, the tattoo certainly wasn’t an impulse decision. In fact, the Philomena star had been planning it for over a year, and said as much in an interview with Good Housekeeping in January 2015.

“I am tempted to have a tattoo to mark my birthday. Finty’s very keen on me having one,” she said at the time.

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“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!”

Sounds like she made the right decision with “carpe diem,” so.


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