A great-gran is believed to be the oldest woman in the UK to have a tattoo after she got inked up – AGED 94.
Hilda West went under the needle to get the tattooed initials of her late husband Ernest and son David on her wrist.
She went to her local tattoo parlour which is near the care home where she lives in Kenilworth, Warks., last Friday (13/9).
Hilda said: “I’ve always wanted a tattoo and I thought it’d be very nice to have Ernest’s initials next to our sons.
“Ernest’s birthday would have been this month and I wanted to do something special to mark the occasion.
“We were married for 70 years and I loved him very much.”
Hilda asked her carers at Castle Brook Care Home to arrange the tattoo which was carried out by Matty Gardner who did it for free.
She said: “It went very smoothly. I didn’t feel any pain. He was very good. I’m very happy with it. I’m glad I had it done.
“I believe I’m probably the oldest person in the country to have a tattoo and I’m very proud of them.
“I look at them every day and think of my husband and son.
“I’m not going to stop with the initials. I want a butterfly or peacock done next.”
Matty, who runs Ink on Skinz, said: “It’s nice to do something nice for somebody.
“I’ve tattooed people who quite old, but not that old. It was very out of the ordinary.
“It was all over in 20 minutes. She handled it better than some of the body builders I’ve tattooed.”