Dame Judi Dench is planning to go under the needle to get a new tattoo to mark her 80th birthday.

The Bond star reached the milestone on 9 December (15), and she is planning to have an Indian symbol inked on her skin to celebrate becoming an octogenarian.

Dench tells Britain's Good Housekeeping magazine, "I am tempted to have a tattoo to mark my birthday. (My daughter) is very keen on me having one. There's an Indian symbol I like, which supposedly represents life and love and everything. One of the cameramen who worked on (2011 movie) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel told me what it meant, but I am a bit nervous in case I am being set up. It might be unbelievably rude."

Dench previously hit headlines by baring her bottom to movie mogul Harvey Weinstein at an industry party and flashing a fake tattoo of his name.