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Yep, Judi Dench Considered Getting A Tattoo For Her 80th Birthday

Judi Dench arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Bever
Judi Dench arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The award-winning British actress opened up to Good Housekeeping U.K. ahead of her 80th birthday in December. She had something pretty unique in mind as a present for herself, and it wasn't plastic surgery (she's "too old" for that, she has previously said).

"I am tempted to have a tattoo to mark my birthday. Finty’s [her daughter] very keen on me having one. There’s an Indian symbol that I like which supposedly represents life and love and everything," Dench told the magazine. "One of the cameramen who worked on The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel told me what it meant, but I’m a bit nervous in case I’m being set up … It might be unbelievably rude!"

No word on whether or not the inking actually happened, but Dench is no stranger to tattoos -- well, temporary ones.

While on "The Graham Norton show" recently, film producer Harvey Weinstein opened up about an interesting gift Dench gave him to thank him for putting her on the map as a movie actress.

“She took me to the Four Seasons restaurant, she said ‘I’ve got a surprise, you’re a guy who has everything, I don’t know what to get you,'" he said. "Judi Dench unbuckles her pants, and on her bum, as you say, 'JD Loves HW.' A tattoo! She said, ‘I put your name on my ass.’ I’m at the Four Seasons, and I don’t know what to do, whatever, so I fell down.”

That's Judi for ya.

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  • 2013
    Working her inner goddess in a gorgeous black-and-gold caftan at the gala screening of "Philomena."
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    Working her inner goddess in a gorgeous black-and-gold caftan at the gala screening of "Philomena."
  • 2013
    Another gorgeous cream caftan at the Venice Film Festival.
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    Another gorgeous cream caftan at the Venice Film Festival.
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    Really, she belongs in Marrakesh, sporting yet another cool print caftan over a linen suit at the BFI London Film Festival.
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    Really, she belongs in Marrakesh, sporting yet another cool print caftan over a linen suit at the BFI London Film Festival.
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    Sleek and sexy in a leather jacket and print scarf at a London Stella McCartney store.
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    Only this Dame could get away with wearing a grey velvet jacket.
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    Only this Dame could get away with wearing a grey velvet jacket.
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    At the EE British Academy Film Awards, Dame Dench looks stunning in a plunging black gown.
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  • 2014
    Now <em>that's</em> a jumpsuit!
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    Judi was stunning when she played Ophelia in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in 1957.
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    Judi was stunning when she played Ophelia in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in 1957.
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    Another hit in a stunning black gown. And how about that diamond necklace??
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    Another hit in a stunning black gown. And how about that diamond necklace??
  • 2014
    That scarf, though.
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    That scarf, though.
  • 2012
    At the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, the Dame stood out in a glorious off-white caftan.
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    At the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, the Dame stood out in a glorious off-white caftan.
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    But how cute is she??
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  • 2009
    Looking glamourous (and Christmasy) in a black gown paired with a red print scarf at the "Nine" premiere.
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    Looking glamourous (and Christmasy) in a black gown paired with a red print scarf at the "Nine" premiere.
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    A vision in yellow at the "Nine" London premiere.
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    A vision in yellow at the "Nine" London premiere.
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    Looking like a boss in a cream suit paired with a fine wine.
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    Looking like a boss in a cream suit paired with a fine wine.
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    Sorry Gillian Anderson, you're gorgeous and all but not even you can compare to the radiant Dame to your left.
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    Sorry Gillian Anderson, you're gorgeous and all but not even you can compare to the radiant Dame to your left.
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    A lace LBD? Yes, please!
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  • 2010
    Platinum blond pixie and a sequin button-up? We're all for it.
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  • 1988
    That face will forever be beautiful.
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    That face will forever be beautiful.
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