Tattoos are not just for young people, a great number of older women, including Judi Dench, are choosing to celebrate their past, present and future in beautiful ink.
In Judi’s case, she decided to have the words “carpe diem” (seize the day) placed on her wrist to celebrate her 81st birthday. Not all of you will have a tattoo, but you have to admire Judi’s choice for several reasons.
Women Over 60 Are Breaking Aging Stereotypes. Unlike previous generations of older women who were forced into invisibility, we are free to be ourselves. We can pay attention to the latest fashion trends or make up our own rules. We can let our hair go grey or we can continue to colour our hair blond, brown, purple.
Getting a tattoo won’t appeal to every woman my age. At the same time you have to love the fact that people like Judi and Helen Mirren are making it acceptable for those older women who want a tattoo to get one.
A Beautiful Reminder from a Radiant Woman
The second reason to love Judi’s new tattoo is the message itself. “Carpe diem” is a perfect description of how most women feel about life after 60. We have done so many things over the years.
We have raised families. We have navigated the corporate world or started our own businesses. We have been girlfriends and wives, best friends and mothers. We have made mistakes and achieved so many things. Now, in our 60s, 70s and 80s, we finally realize just how precious every moment on this beautiful planet really is.
Let’s show the world that life after 60 is something to be celebrated, not feared!
Do you have a tattoo? If so, why did you decide to get it? If not, would you ever get a tattoo? If so, what would it say?