Grandma takes a ride on the wild side to celebrate making it to 103 years old!
Muskegon, Michigan – Needing to break free during the pandemic, one grandma opted to celebrate her 103rd birthday doing things she'd never done before, like getting her first tattoo.
Locked in her nursing home without visitors for the first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dorothy Pollack needed to break free from the mundane, and figured what better time to do so than her 103rd birthday?
Luckily, her home state of Michigan began to open several shops, including tattoo parlors. While her grandson had been encouraging Dorothy to get a tattoo for many years, it was never on her to-do list – until now.
Her time in the isolation of her nursing home for months was starting to get to Pollack, and her nurses noticed she was falling into deep bouts of depression.
Pollacks granddaughter, Teresa Zavitz-Jones, told CNN: "The nurse in the home said she was horribly depressed and we needed to get her out."
After months of isolation, Dorothy wanted to do something she'd never done before
After her grandma was discharged from the nursing home, Dorothy decided that she wanted a tattoo – and what a 103-year-old woman wants, she gets.
Her tattoo of choice was a frog on her forearm – she just really loves the amphibians so much that her decision was an easy one to make.
"It was pretty exciting because years ago my grandson wanted me to get one and I wouldn't do it," Dorothy told CNN. "All of a sudden, I decided I would like to have one."
Tattoo Artist Ray Reasoner Jr. said the cool centenarian took the inking session like a champ, without ever so much as flinching.
In addition to the tattoo, Dorothy checked off another bucket list item that day – taking a ride on the back of a motorcycle, like the true legend she is!
Cover photo: Screenshot/Facebook/Teresa Gomez Zavitz-Jones