Lena Dunham Reveals Two New Huge Tattoos, ‘It Gives Me a Sense Of Control’

Lena Dunham attends the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival 'My Art' screening at Cinepolis Chelsea on April 22, 2017 in New York City.
Lena Dunham attends the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival 'My Art' screening at Cinepolis Chelsea on April 22, 2017 in New York City. CJ Rivera/FilmMagic

She’s the boss of her own body! Lena Dunham revealed her latest ink —two huge tattoos along with a message about body confidence to her Instagram Stories on Friday, June 23.

In the first of several posts, the Girls creator shared a snap of a blooming rose tattoo positioned on her upper thigh.

“Been tatting myself up like crazy this month,” the 31-year-old actress captioned the post.

Courtesy of Lena Dunham/Instagram

In a second, the body confidence activist showed off a tattoo of two kewpie dolls scooping into a barrel. The caption read: “These kewpies been on me a few weeks.”

Courtesy of Lena Dunham/Instagram

In a third post — the star, who has been open about her painful battle with endometriosis, shared a close-up image of her latest budding rose tattoo — but with a powerful message.

“I think it gives me a sense of control and ownership of a body that’s often beyond my control,” she explained.

Courtesy of Lena Dunham/Instagram

This isn’t the first time Dunham has shared her body art with fans on social media. The writer reflected on her journey to body acceptance with a nearly naked selfie on Instagram in June.

“I spent so many years loving my body but thinking it wasn’t lovable by others- its sole purpose was to be fodder for jokes. I performed the insult so no one else could. I don’t regret any of it- that’s my art and that was my truth- but now, at age 31, having been through hell and back with my health and other people’s perceptions of my physicality, I feel deeply comfortable with the idea that this pear-shaped pot of honey is equally good for making people laugh and laying out like a Suicide Girl circa 2004. Love it all,” she explained.

Fans showered her with words of encouragement and acceptance after she shared her deeply personal post.

“Lena you have a beautiful body and always have had! Thanks for rocking string vests and booty shorts like a KWEEN!! Xx,” said one admirer.

“Just do you like you’ve always been doing. Love u no matter what’s size of jeans u wear,” added another.

But not all ink is good ink. Dunham opened up in Vogue’s “73 Questions” video segment in February, where the star revealed one regret— an illustration of a children’s book tattoo on her body. “A drunk guy did it. It’s not great. I should get it covered up.” 

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