Gran gets first tattoo at the age of 81 – and internet brands her icon

Tattoo fans are often told their ink will be something they'll regret when they get old – but one gran has defied the haters and had her first inking at the age of 81.

TikTok user Cliona Murphy, who posts under the username @clionamurphy78, took to the app with a video of her gran proudly showing off her new ink.

In the video, which gained more than 620,000 likes, the woman's grandchildren were seen lipsyncing to a viral sound that said: "You don't like girls that are tatted…"

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The shot then switched to the grinning pensioner, who proudly displayed a freshly inked butterfly tattoo on her wrist as she mouthed: "Take me off the roster."

The video was captioned: "First tattoo at the age of 81."

TikTok users were in hysterics over the clip as they declared the granny to be an "icon" and said that she was "so cute."

One user wrote: "Crying. What an icon."

Another added: "SHES SO CUTE."

A third said: "Freaking adorable I love this so much."

"When I grow up I want to be this lady," a fourth commented.

The news comes after a gran revealed she used to look a lot different before she found her love for tattoos.

Kerstin Tristan, from Germany, has spent countless hours under tattooists’ needles.

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She has forked out £25,000 on her colourful body art, which includes butterfly designs on her arms and flowers on her torso.

But this time a decade ago, the 56-year-old had no visible ink.

In a throwback photo taken in August 2013, Kerstin embraced a more natural look as she posed for a mirror selfie, she bared her tattoo-free skin in a blue strapless dress.


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