So Helen Mirren is a knight right? Or a Queen? No no, she won an Academy Award for The Queen; so then they made her a Dame? Isn’t “dame” a derogitory term? Wow, British culture really confuses us; we’re not however, confused about how great Helen Mirren is. We’re not even going to mention that she’s won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four SAG Awards, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards; we’re just going to point out what she recently said about the little tattoo on her hand. She said she got it when she was “very, very drunk” a long time ago, “when only sailors and Hell’s Angels were tattooed.”; and remarked that now she’s “utterly disgusted and shocked because it’s completely mainstream, which is unacceptable”. She has us at “only sailors and Hell’s Angels”. Helen Mirren: proof that you can keep your edge no matter how successful, esteemed, or old you get.