Woman, 67, a 'Walking Art Gallery,' Officially Named Most-Tattooed Female Senior Citizen
Charlotte Guttenberg, 67, said she got her first tattoo 10 years ago, after the death of her husband who believed, "no lady should have tattoos."
Some people collect art to display in their homes, but this 67-year-old exhibits art all over her body.
"I consider myself a walking art gallery," she said in an interview with Guinness World Records. "I can always entertain myself by looking at my own tattoos."
Guttenberg said she got her first tattoo on her 57th birthday, a few years after her husband died.
"I was trying to decide, 'What could I do for myself that would be really special?'" she recalled. "I decided, 'I'm going to get a tattoo!'"
She said that even though she's always wanted to get a tattoo, her husband always told her, "No lady should have tattoos," even though he had tattoos himself.
Her first was a pink butterfly on her chest, but she quickly decided that wasn't enough.
Eventually, Guttenberg decided to continue using her body as a canvas for a larger narrative: "Every tattoo I have has a meaning to me. They all flow into a story."
Although her late husband never wanted for her to be covered in tattoos, Guttenberg now shares her life with a man who appreciates her, tattoos and all.
In fact, her life partner Charles “Chuck” Helmke, 75, is the current Guinness World Record holder for most tattooed male senior citizen.
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