Judy Dench gets first tattoo at 81

The 'Skyfall' actress gets inked.

It’s taken her 81 years, but Judy Dench has got her first tattoo aged 81. 

As a birthday gift from her daughter, Finty Williams, the ink is on her wrist and reads ‘carpe diem’, which means ‘seize the day’ in Latin.

‘That’s my motto: ‘Seize the day.’ Finty gave it to me for my 81st birthday – she’s wonderful with surprises,’ she told Surrey Life magazine.

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‘Good, isn’t it? 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,’ she said.

Dench said she had considered getting inked for 80thbirthday but wasn’t sure on the design she had picked out.

Speaking to Good Housekeeping, the actress said, ‘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!’

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