Michael J. Fox just got his first tattoo at the age of 57

It’s never too late to get fresh ink!

On Wednesday, Michael J. Fox revealed to fans on Instagram that he’d gotten his first-ever tattoo. The image is a black-and-white tortoise missing part of is its right fin. Rings around the turtle seem to indicate he’s propelled forward. “First tattoo, sea turtle, long story,” he captioned the photo of the new artwork.

To make his first time count, the 57-year-old actor went to one of Hollywood's best-known tattoo artists, Bang Bang, who also shared some photos of Fox’s visit to his NYC parlor. In the images, the leading man gets the work done and, afterward, posed with Bang Bang and fellow tattoo artist, Mr. K. Both proudly showed off two items any Back to the Future fan would recognize: a hoverboard and the futuristic self-lacing sneakers from the movie's sequel.

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“For @realmikejfox thank you for the trust as well as letting us fan out a bit after!” He captioned the images. “Thank you for sharing the story of your tattoo with me. Keep following that turtle.”

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Sam Michael Fox with mother Tracy Pollan and father Michael J. Fox (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for BWR Public Relations)
Michael J. Fox and Sam Michael Fox at the The Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City, New York (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 1: (R-L) Actor Michael J. Fox, actress Tracy Pollen and Sam Fox attend 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's' benefit gala for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers December 1, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: Schuyler Fox, Aquinnah Fox, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan and Sam Fox attend the 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's' benefit at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel on November 21, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Schuyler Fox, Actor Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan, Sam Fox and Aquinnah Fox at the 2011 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Schuyler Fox, Sam Fox, Tracy Pollan, Michael J. Fox and Aquinnah Fox on the red carpet at the 2012 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 10, 2012 in New York City benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/MJF2012/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Aquinnah Fox, Sam Fox, Tracy Pollan, Michael J. Fox and Schuyler Fox on the red carpet at the 2012 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 10, 2012 in New York City benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Esme Fox, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan and Sam Fox attend 2013 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Aquinnah Fox, Michael J. Fox, Phyllis Piper Fox, Tracy Pollan, Esme Fox, and Sam Michael Fox attend 2014 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/MJF2014/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Sam Michael Fox, Esme Annabelle Fox, Schuyler Frances Fox and Aquinnah Kathleen Fox attend the 2017 a funny thing happened on the way to cure Parkinson's benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation at the Hilton New York on November 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Sam Michael Fox, Tracy Pollan, Michael J. Fox and Esme Fox attend the Michael J. Fox Foundation A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinsons Gala at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MJF2015/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Sam Michael Fox, actress Tracy Pollan, actor Michael J. Fox and Esme Annabelle Fox attend the 2016 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's at The Waldorf Astoria on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: (L-R) Schuyler Frances Fox, Esmé Annabelle Fox, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, Sam Michael Fox and Aquinnah Kathleen Fox attend the 2017 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's event at the Hilton New York on November 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Sam Michael Fox, Esme Annabelle Fox, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, Schuyler Frances Fox and Aquinnah Kathleen Fox attend the 2017 a funny thing happened on the way to cure Parkinson's benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation at the Hilton New York on November 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Schuyler Frances Fox, Aquinnah Kathleen Fox, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, Sam Michael Fox, and Esme Annabelle Fox on the red carpet of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation at the Hilton New York on November 10, 2018. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Schuyler Frances Fox, Aquinnah Kathleen Fox, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, Sam Michael Fox and Esme Annabelle Fox attend A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's 2018 at the Hilton New York on November 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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In a recent interview with Inked Magazine, Bang Bang shared a version of Fox’s turtle story.

“He was telling me that there was a transformation for him with his career decisions when he was swimming in Saint John,” he explained. “He spotted this turtle with a chunk missing from its fin and a scar on his face. And that turtle let him swim with him for about a half an hour. He made a transcending decision right after that. So that turtle was pretty significant to him.”

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