Lena Dunham has just revealed her freshest ink on Instagram.
With the following caption, Lena showed off her new neck tattoo.
“Sometimes the thing you’re most scared of being called is the best thing you can call yourself,” she captioned the snap. “Thank you @havenstudiobk for labeling me… and to my sisters in this dizzying but starry slog- i am lasso’d to you!“
We have no doubt that Lena is talking about her battle with endometriosis.
In Vogue’s March 2018 issue, Lena had detailed her story, and her decision to have a total hysterectomy in order to try and manage her pain.
She spoke about having “years of complex surgeries measuring in the double digits” and having tried countless other ways to deal with the pain – “pelvic floor therapy, massage therapy, pain therapy, colour therapy [and] acupuncture” leading her to the decision.
Another post on Instagram showed Lena’s stomach, and her caption explains the image.
“Anyone who knows me (or knows *of* me) equates me with 2 things: nudity and pelvic pain. I’ll take it if it lets me spread the good word. And now, I’m dating & connecting my scars from 12 surgeries as part of my endo sister @georgiewileman’s campaign #thisisendometriosis (March is endometriosis awareness month) to raise awareness of endometriosis and the multiple surgeries that are performed every year to try and ease the symptoms of an incurable disease that effects roughly 1 out of 10 women, yet is so often ignored or dismissed as a mental health issue (uh yeah, when you ignore our pain it sure becomes one!) Let’s make some noise this coming bikini season.
PS: Should I just go for it and make these lines permanent?
PPS: Trying to write the dates upside down on my stomach is the only downside of living alone.“
If you or someone you know wants to learn more about Endometriosis, head to the Endometriosis Australia website here.