Inked-Up Seniors Citizens Show Us What Tattoos Look Like On Aging Skin

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I’m sure we’ve all wondered at some point how tattoos will look like as people age. Today we’re going to answer that question through a series of photographs showing senior citizens who’ve stripped down to show us how their tattoos are holding up in their old age.

Some of the tattoos of these graphically decorated seniors fared better than the others but it’s pretty clear to see all of the tattoos still look awesome on old and wrinkly skin. Thanks to these badass senior citizens, we all know now that your body art will always look badass.

1. When you’re inked up like this, no one will ever pick a fight with you even if you’re old.

And no one will ever pick a fight with you


2. Full body piece.

And you can cover full-body pieces when you want to


3. At 77, Isobel Varley is the most tattooed senior in the world, and she claims she doesn’t regret a single one her elaborate inkings.

At 77, Isobel Varley is the most tattooed senior in the world, and she claims she doesn't regret a single one her elaborate inkings


4. Tough grandpa.

Badass


5. When your grandpa has more balls than you.

Balls


6. Carrying your art with you can bring so much confidence.

Carrying your art with you can bring so much confidence


7. Looks like chest tattoos will only look baller when you get old.

Chest tattoos will look baller


8. Exhibit B.

Exhibit B


9. Forever Young.

Forever Young


10. Inked up grandpa looking suave as heck.

Hang out with me, please


11. Her neck piece brings all the boys to the yard.

Her neck piece brings all the boys to the yard


 

12. Just chillin’ like a villain.

Just chillin like a villain


13. Larry Happ, 68, competes for the ‘Senior Man Largest Tattoo’ at a Los Angeles convention.

Larry Happ, 68, competes for the 'Senior Man Largest Tattoo' at a Los Angeles convention


14. Forever 18.

Like, next-level badassery


15. No sagging here.

No sagging here


16. Not your average grandpa.

Not your average grandpa


17. For the first time in recorded history, women are slightly more likely to have tattoos than men – as Ms. Varley (pictured) proudly displays.

Now tat's impressive! For the first time in recorded history, women are slightly more likely to have tattoos than men - as Ms Varley (pictured) proudly displays


18. Old school cool.

Old fashionista


19. Old gangster.

Old gangster


20. Pearl Harbor survivor Thomas Michenovich (pictured) displays his wartime tattoos; in honor of the comrades who lost their lives.

Pearl Harbor survivor Thomas Michenovich (pictured) displays his wartime tattoos; in honor of the comrades who lost their lives


21. Robert Seibert, 62, from Kentucky, has been accumulating tattoos for over 40 years, and says each one represents ‘a certain phase’ of his life.

Robert Seibert, 62, from Kentucky, has been accumulating tattoos for over 40 years, and says each one represents 'a certain phase' of his life


22. Maybe he’s a member of the Russian mafia.

Russian mob


23. So sexy.

So sexy


24. So striking.

So striking


25. These guys look awesome.

These guys look awesome


26. Badass granny.

Those vibrant colors, tho


27. Welcome to my awesome world.

Welcome to my world


28. Wish I could be this cool when I get old.

Wish i could be this awesome when i get old


29. Effortlessly awesome.

You’ll always look so effortlessly awesome


30. Your grandkids would never think you were a dork, if you’re inked up like this badass.

Your grandkids would never think you were a dork

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