I hate my tattoo... they're common: Helen Mirren was 'very drunk' when she got body art
The 64-year-old said: 'I was very, very drunk. It was a very, very long time ago, when only sailors and Hell's Angels were tattooed, honestly, and prisoners.
'And I decided to get a tattoo because it was the most shocking thing I could think of doing.'
'And now I'm utterly disgusted and shocked because it's become completely mainstream, which is unacceptable to me.'
The Mail has decided to frame this in a way that suits them ofcourse practically running around screeching about how those horrible tattoos are disgustingly common & so says Dame Mirren so it must be true!
I haven't seen the actual show but from the quotes above I can't help thinking these comments were tongue in cheek until twisted by the Mail. Mirren got her tattoo to shock, now it's not particularly shocking to have tattoos, in fact it's pretty common so she's having a bit of fun, feigning annoyance because she's no longer considered rebellious for her body art.