Helen Mirren is known for being an Academy Award-winning actress; she is known for being a Dame (an honorary title appointed by the Queen of England). But in her commencement address at Tulane University on Saturday, she revealed something interesting: she has a tattoo.
"I know, it's hard to believe, Dame Helen Mirren does have a tattoo. I got my tattoo when only Hells Angels, sailors and convicted felons got them," the British actress tells the graduates.
Mirren found solace and inspiration in a Mayan phrase she discovered: "in La'kesh." She had it tattooed on her left hand.
"In La'Kesh," she explains, means "You are my other self. We are one. I am another yourself."
In other words, "We're all in this together," Mirren explains. "Remember that, so that you can make some sense out of and fix this crazy, crazy world."
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