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These Old People With Tattoos Prove That “Cool” Doesn’t Age

We Hate To Say It, But Your Mom Wasn’t Always Right…

Turns out that old people with tattoos actually look really rad, despite what your momma told you when you were younger.

Most of us had the warning from Mom: “Don’t get a tattoo. It’ll get all wrinkly and saggy when you’re older.” In fact, I can recall my best friend’s auntie talking about the small butterfly she got on her bum as a teenager turning into a “big bird” as she got older.

I think we all have these stories about old people with tattoos. But just like most things we learn when we’re younger, there’s always a different way to look at it.

Because These Old People With Tattoos Prove That “Cool” Doesn’t Age

You know, I think the biggest draw about tattoos is that they make you distinctive. This gallery of old people with tattoos is inspiring, because all of these seniors stand out in the crowd.

Good for each and every one of them. Let’s celebrate 15 tattoos for old people who really keep the cool alive.

Faded, Wrinkled, And Distorted? Not For These 15 Seniors!

1. So sincere

Not only are the tattoos wholesome and simple, but this man appears to be as earnest as they come. Is that a chin tattoo?

old people with tattoos
Image: @beateyemedia on Instagram

2. Seen some sh*t

You know how people ask you who in the world you’d have a drink with to hear the best stories? I bet this man could keep you compelled well into a smoky night in an underground tavern.

old people with tattoos
Image: @beateyemedia on Instagram

3. Art in ageing

Old people with tattoos come in all shapes and sizes. This woman’s skin is a lifetime of stories.

old people with tattoos
Image: @letstalktatts on Instagram

4. Victory of cool

Isobel Varley (May 21, 1937-May 11, 2015) is also the woman above. Her tattooed body has been legendary as she once held the Guinness World Record for the world’s most tattooed senior woman.

old people with tattoos
Image: @letstalktatts on Instagram

5. More Isobel

Look at that scalp! I love her piercings and her makeup. What a legendary babe.

old people with tattoos
Image: @letstalktatts on Instagram

6. Tattoo parlour for seniors

How sweet! Did you know we just wrote a post about the smallest hummingbird ever and it’s the cutest thing you’ll see today. Other than this woman’s tattoo.

old people with tattoos
Image: @christinahayes_tattoos on Instagram

7. Old people with tattoos are dope

This guy just looks like someone you want on your team.

old people with tattoos
Image: @bop_jack on Instagram

8. An honour

Personally, I love the commitment level demonstrated by people with face tattoos. These dudes on the outside look pretty scary, but I get the feeling they’re softies… just like that friendly tattooes senior in the middle.

old people with tattoos
Image: @inkstagramed__ on Instagram

9. Young love

I don’t know if I want to learn the real story of this photo, because my mind/imagination is so elevated dreaming of what it could be.

Her eyes…

old people with tattoos
Image: @bbjunetattoos on Instagram

10. More Isobel II

She’s gonna keep showing up because she’s that big a deal. Isobel Varley passed away on May 11 2015, and is said to have sat for over 500 hours to cover her body in ink.

old people with tattoos
Image: @living.picture.books on Instagram

11. Randy and Tony

Nothing like hangin’ out with the old guys at the tattoo parlour.

old people with tattoos
Image: @jetxrt7 on Instagram

12. Tattoos when you get old are legend

This guy looks like a regular James Dean. Again… face tattoos = admirable.

old people with tattoos
Image: @cuteboots on Instagram

13. Neck tattoo on Grandma

Plus this head scarf… and the PEARLS in her hair? This lady looks fit and fresh and I’m marvelling at the spider web tattoo on her elbow. I’d like to sit and listen to her talk for a couple hours.

old people with tattoos
Image: @lowbrowartcompany on Instagram

14. So old fashioned

I like his sideburns… and his tattoos.

old people with tattoos
Image: @artbylexxluthorr on Instagram

15. Best for last

The desire to stay young, forever stamped on an old woman’s lower back. The irony of the tattoo folded amidst her ageing skin… this one is the favourite.

old people with tattoos
Image: @thriftsociety on Instagram

See? Your mom may have been wrong about old people with tattoos. Maybe you should tell her, and the two of you can go get a tattoo together.

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