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New York CNN  — 

Dame Judi Dench has a tattoo. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. The 81-year-old recently revealed that she got some ink for the first time. It’s on her wrist and it says, “Carpe diem.”

“That’s my motto: ‘Seize the day.’” Dench told “Surrey Life” magazine. “Finty (her daughter) gave it to me for my 81st birthday. She’s wonderful with surprises.”

“Good, isn’t it,” she said of the tattoo. “Mind you, the company of ‘A Winter’s Tale,’ which I was doing at the time, used to say that it said fish of the day.”

Dame has toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo in the past, and even pulled the ultimate prank on film producer Harvey Weinstein, by convincing him that she had tattooed his name on her “bum.”

“I got my makeup lady to actually write Harvey’s name (on my bum),” she told The Hollywood Reporter in 2014. “Then I brought it up at lunch and said, ‘You know, I do have it on my bum. And then I actually got up and showed him. I’ve never seen a man more embarrassed and I’ve never let him forget it.”