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Monday 23 October 2017

Think before you ink - that's my advice to older tattoo first-timers

If there's one thing we millennials know about, it's the dos and don'ts of having a tattoo done, writes Sophie Donaldson

REGRETS? Whether it be spelling mistakes or pictures of Donald Trump... just say no!
REGRETS? Whether it be spelling mistakes or pictures of Donald Trump... just say no!
Sophie Donaldson

Sophie Donaldson

At 57, Judy Murray has just had her first tattoo done. The mother of tennis champs Andy and Jamie, and Strictly Come Dancing alumni, has recently published her autobiography - and was inked to mark the occasion.

The trim blonde, often seen in athleisure wear with a racket in hand, had a spider tattooed at the back of her neck. And that's not even the best part - she also told The Telegraph that she purposely chose a place she wouldn't be able to see it. Who knows, maybe she has arachnophobia.

But I am not here to Judge Judy (sorry, couldn't help myself) and neither should you. As a young person - a millennial, if you will - the subject of tattooing is one of the rare instances in which I am wiser than somebody much beyond my years.

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