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Judi Dench Gets First Tattoo at Age 81

The 81-year old actress got the phrase, 'carpe diem,' which means 'seize the day' in Latin, in capital letters tattooed to her wrist

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    The Earl of Wessex talks with Dame Judi Dench on June 9, 2016 in Buckinghamshire, England. Dench is seen with a "CARPE DIEM" tattoo on the inside of her right wrist (inset).

    British actress Judi Dench is showing the world that she knows how to seize the day, getting her first tattoo for her 81st birthday. 

    The "James Bond" actress got the phrase, 'carpe diem,' which means 'seize the day' in Latin, in capital letters tattooed to her wrist for her birthday last December, she recently told Surrey Life magazine, BBC reported. 

    She said the tattoo was a present from her daughter, actress Finty Willaims.

    Her tattoo garnered attention earlier this month when it was seen on her wrist at a James Bond gala event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

    Dame Judi Dench's tattoo garnered attention earlier this month when it was seen on her wrist at a James Bond gala event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
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    Dench has said previously that she was considering getting a tattoo for her 80th birthday. She said she had chosen an Indian symbol, but was concerned about being set up and tricked into getting something rude tattooed.