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As Tattoo Becomes Popular, Helen Mirren Regrets She Once Had It

January 21, 2010 (10:04 am) GMT
Helen Mirren, who once tattooed herself in order to cause a stir, is personally disgusted since tattoo has 'become completely mainstream.'
Helen Mirren

Veteran actress hates how popular tattoos have become - because she only went under the needle to cause a stir. The Oscar-winning star, who is most famous for her portrayal of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, drunkenly had her body inked years before it was socially acceptable.

And Mirren admits she now regrets the decision - because body art has become so mainstream. She tells U.S. TV show "", "I was very, very drunk. It was a very, very long time ago, when only sailors and (motorcycle gang) Hells 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."

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