Ink in peace Isobel.

Sometimes news comes around every once in a while that breaks our cold hearts into small remains of unusable ash. Yesterday it was reported the world’s most tattooed senior citizen, Isobel Varley, passed away in her sleep at the age of 78 — an incredible run nonetheless.

Varley was (and will likely remain) a cultural icon in the world of tattooing, and spent the remaining years of her life touring conventions and inspiring others to YOLO like nobody’s watching.

As an unlikely come-up in the world of the art, Varley got her first tattoo in 1986 when she was in her late 40s. Since, she claims to have spent more than 500 hours under the needle, eventually copping the unbroken record in 2000, where she remained with it until her passing.

An astounding 93 percent of her body was tattooed in her final days, with the only areas untouched being her face, the soles of her feet, her ears and some areas around her hands.

“Originally, I was only ever going to have one — a small bird — but I fell in love with it, and developed an addiction,” she has said in the past about her work. But she claims to have always known she would never meddle around with her face. “I want people to be able to see what I look like,” she explained.

Ink In peace Isobel.