‘World’s oldest tattoo fan’ to get her latest inking AGED 105 and vows ‘I’m not going to stop’

‘World’s oldest tattoo fan’ to get her latest inking AGED 105 and vows ‘I’m not going to stop’

April 14, 2022

A 105-YEAR-OLD great-great-granny has added to her collection of tattoos in her bid for the world record for the oldest woman to get inked.

Epifania Maria de Jesus Mendes who lives in Sobradinho, Brazil, got her first tat at the tender age of 98 – and has vowed “I’m not going to stop.


Last week she got a golden key inked on her arm, along with the phrase 'So o amor constroi' ('Only love builds'), to celebrate her latest birthday.

And she is now seeking another belated present – to get her name in the Guinness World Records for the oldest woman to get a tattoo.

With her latest inking, Granny Pifa now boasts four tats, which include a hummingbird drinking nectar on one thigh and a red rose on the other.

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The first tattoo she got was of a floral arrangement. The second was the hummingbird, in 2015, and the third was the rose.

All four designs were inked by her trusted tattooist, Flavio Araujo. And Granny Pifa says she has no plans to stop.

Granny Pifa was born in Correntina, in the state of Bahia, in north-eastern Brazil, in 1917. She went on to have an astonishing 18 children.

Adding up her kids, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchildren, she boasts a family of over 100 people.

Her grandson, a musician named Engels, accompanied her for her latest tat. He said: "The tattoo idea first came on her 90th birthday.

"I thought it was a joke, but she took it seriously. Not only did she get that one, but she got others at the age of 98 and 101."

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Engels, who is from the south-eastern Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, said the family tried to talk her out of getting more tattoos, but to no avail.

He recalled: "Because of her health, we tried to convince her, but it was impossible. She swore at me and said she had 18 children and it wouldn't be a problem."

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