01/28/2015 11:47 am ET Updated Jan 28, 2015

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

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A tattoo for your 80th birthday? Dame Judi Dench certainly considered it.

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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