Millie Elder-Holmes celebrates birthday with full neck tattoo

Millie Elder-Holmes
Millie Elder-Holmes celebrated her 31st birthday in Athens. Photo credit: Instagram/Millie Elder-Holmes

Mille Elder-Holmes rang in her 31st birthday with a new tattoo, and this one's hard to miss.

The health blogger, who moved to Greece in 2016, is on a romantic holiday in Athens with her partner.

She told her substantial social media following she's having an "amazing time" and celebrated her latest milestone with a striking neck tattoo, the latest and most visible addition to her well-inked skin. 

The intricate geometric design reaches from her chin to her collarbone and includes the number 88, presumably a reference to her birth year of 1988.

Elder-Holmes said the past few days have been filled with meaningful moments, such as hearing her late father's favourite song - the Velvet Underground's 'Pale Blue Eyes' - while out having dinner.

"I have to say I am in such [a] happy and content place right now," she wrote on Instagram.

"I feel FULL and this birthday has made me realize how thankful I am for where I am and the people I have in my life. A few years back I never imagined I could even laugh or be happy. But here I am. Cheers to 31 and many more!"

Elder-Holmes' personal struggles have been well-documented in the media, including her methamphetamine addiction as a teenager.

In 2013 her father, veteran broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes, died just two weeks after being knighted.

The following year her long-time boyfriend Connor Morris was killed after being attacked with a machete outside a West Auckland house party.

In recent years Elder-Holmes has been open about her path to a mentally and physically healthier lifestyle, documenting her journey on her popular blog Clean Eats NZ.