NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – People all over the country are paying tribute to legendary ABC newswoman, Barbara Walters.
Walters is retiring from “The View” tomorrow.
Liz Dodd of New Orleans already has three tattoos. A dragon, lizard, and piranha are all on our body.
Now she’s adding a tribute tattoo of her favorite anchor of all-time.
“I’m probably the first woman to get a Barbara Walters tattoo. She was a pioneer for women all over the world. Now I’m a pioneer too,” she said.
She went to Orleans Ink to get the tattoo of the 84-year old news woman.
Tarinno Taplin designed the tattoo and it took about 5 hours.
“I really want it to look like Barbara Walters. I want to honor her with the tattoo,” Taplin said.
There was no question in Liz’s mind that she wanted to get a tattoo of Walters once she found out she was retiring.
“She went after her stories like a man. She was aggressive like a man. She got it done and proved that women could do it too. She really had an impact on my generation, and I hope she’s flattered,” Dodd said.
Walters started her career in 1961. At ABC, she anchored “20/20″ for 25 years and “The View” for 17 years.