Charlotte Guttenberg’s husband made up his mind about what a woman should look like. To be a good wife, she obliged her husband’s wishes until the day he died.
Soon after his death, Charlotte found herself in a tattoo parlor. For her birthday, she was getting her body inked for the very first time.
“It was a life-defining step for me,” she said last September. “I always wanted tattoos. My husband, who was deceased at the time, forbade me from having tattoos.
His whole concept was that no lady would have a tattoo. But it didn’t stop me wanting one.”
Now at 67 years old, Charlotte holds the Guinness World Record for female senior citizen with the most tattoos. Over 90 percent of her body is covered in ink, and she considers herself a “walking art gallery.”
“Every tattoo I have has a meaning to me,” she said. “They all flow into a story.”