Seniors and Tattoos

by on Jun.20, 2011, under News, Tattoos-Body Art

by Tattoosue on June 20, 2011

I love women like Helen Lambin. Confident and attractive and proud of her tattoos.  Helen is a perfect example how seniors can still pull off the cool look and attitude. Lambin feels that her tattoos offer her an opportunity to connect with and talk with young people she meets when she’s out in public.  The tattoos give people a reason to start a conversation with her.  She thinks that her tattoos seem to help young people look at her as more of a person than some old lady with gray hair.  It’s like a communication tool which helps bridge the generation gap.

One of the most interesting facts about her work is that she got her very first tattoo just 3 years ago.  (And you know how that goes – after the first she was addicted.)

She got her first tattoo to help snap her out of a funk she got into about getting older. She decided to cheer herself up with her first tattoo.

Although she won’t give her age, Lambin has 3 kids in their 40’s and an eighteen year old granddaughter.

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Jake June 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

Who says that tattoos will look bad on you when you are 90 years old.. here is proof that they will still be cool!

CottonCandyINK July 19, 2011 at 3:34 pm

This is what I may look like when I am older and I have no problem with it, in fact I am actually looking forward to it. Im use to the stares now. Check me out @ CottonCandyINK.blogspot.com

Ellie December 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

I am 62 and have some tattoos, which I actually have had quite recently. I get very annoyed when other seniors make rude remarks about them and seem to think it is ok. Yet if I said to them, ooh I hate your hairstyle, or those are horrible glasses you are wearing they would be offended. How come this double standard.

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