Lena Dunham sick tattoo, Dunham wrote of her new ink.
Lena Dunham shared a photo of her brand-new ink with Instagram followers on Wednesday.
The “Girls” creator and actress got a massive tattoo on the back of her neck that says “sick” in lowercase, lasso lettering. She explained it in the caption.
“Sometimes the thing you’re most scared of being called is the best thing you can call yourself,” Dunham wrote, apparently referencing her experience with endometriosis. ”… and to my sisters in this dizzying but starry slog- i am lasso’d to you!”
Dunham has been candid about her endometriosis, a chronic disorder in which the endometrium, the tissue that lines the interior of the uterus, spreads beyond the organ.
The 32-year-old star underwent a total hysterectomy in 2017 in hopes of finding relief from the painful symptoms that accompany endometriosis. Last year, she publicly celebrated the nine-month anniversary of the surgery, which removed her uterus and cervix.
“My body is mostly healed and every day I find a new bruise on my heart, but today I offer myself gratitude: from the most pained place, I somehow knew to choose myself,” she wrote at the time. “The purest glint of who we are and know we can be is always available to us, calm and true at our center.”