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EDGEWATER — On her 75th birthday, Helen Lambin celebrated at a place she’d never been before: a tattoo parlor.

Now, a half-dozen years and more than 50 tattoos later, the longtime Edgewater resident credits the decision to begin getting tattoos in her golden years with changing her life “expansively.”

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“It radically changed growing older,” said Lambin, 82, a retired secretary who grew up in Iowa. “Because when I talk to these people of all different ages, they find it very entertaining that yeah, there’s this white-haired lady with tattoos but the way they’re talking to me is different. It’s like, ‘Oh it’s okay we can talk to each other.’ ”

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