Dame Judi Dench recently received a tattoo as a gift from her daughter, Finty, for her 81st birthday. It simply says her favorite phrase, "carpe diem," on her right wrist. 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.
She told Surrey Life that the gift was a surprise:
That's my motto: Seize the day. Finty gave it to me for my 81st birthday. She's wonderful with surprises.
The first reveal of her new ink was at gala in June, where she was speaking with The Earl of Wessex:
She also had fun with some temporary 007 bling on her left shoulder, since she became internationally famous for her role as "M" in the James Bond films. Here's a closer look at the new tat: