Life goals: Judi Dench gets inked and the internet is totes LOVIN’ it

What do you get an 81-year-old for her birthday? A nice cardigan? Perhaps a scented candle? No, you get her a tattoo, OBVIOUSLY. 

Dame Judi Dench took her birthday celebrations to the next level, through a particularly daring gift from her daughter, Finty.

The James Bond actress, who turned 81 in December, recently revealed a tattoo of the words 'Carpe Diem' on her right wrist.

Judi told the Mail Online ‘That’s my motto: “Seize the day”. Finty gave it to me for my 81st birthday – she’s wonderful with surprises.' 

Dame Judi spoke to Good Housekeeping in 2015, and expressed her interest in getting permanently inked saying: ‘I am tempted to have a tattoo to mark my birthday. Finty’s very keen on me having one.' 

The Oscar-winner went on to tell the Mail Online that her tat is not all she has planned in her bid to stay young.

‘I have macular degeneration, which means treatment every six weeks, but you just have to settle for it. It's ridiculous, it's a farce, but I am not going to give in.' Good woman!  

Judi Dench is currently in the middle of filming for her new role in upcoming feature film Victoria and Abdul. 

Keep doing your thing Judi, you're bloody fantastic! 

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