Dame Judi Dench turned a sprightly 81 years old a few days back, and on that occasion, her daughter, Flinty gave Judi the most badass gift.

Her first tattoo.

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It’s a small lettering tattoo on her right wrist, which reads Judi’s most favourite phrase ever, ‘Carpe Diem’. Seize the day. She told the Surrey Life in an interview,

That’s my motto: Seize the day. Finty gave it to me for my 81st birthday. She’s wonderful with surprises.

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After a distinguished acting career that includes work with the National Theatre Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and an Academy Award, it’s clear she’s already seized many days.

Now, the next time your excuse for not getting tattooed is that it will hurt, or what will the people who don’t give a fuck about you think about your tattoo, remember this.

Got it?

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