Lena Dunham Reveals Huge New Tattoos After Latest Health Scare, Saying It Gives Her a Sense of 'Control'
This originally appeared on People.com.
has added to her tattoo collection, revealing two new designs on her on Friday.
“Been tatting myself up like crazy this month,” the , 31, captioned the first photo of her upper thigh, which revealed two designs: a blooming rose and , baby cupid characters that appeared in comic strips in the early 20th century.
Her next image zoomed in on the Kewpies, which surround a bucket, one doll appearing to tote a pail labelled “tears.” She wrote that the tattoo has been on her for “a few weeks.”
The writer and activist — who shared a to spark dialogue on body positivity last week — said her ink gives her a sense of control.
“I think it gives me a sense of control and ownership of a body that’s often beyond my control,” she captioned her third photo, which provided a close up of the rose. The comment was likely a reference to the star’s .
Dunham has used Instagram to debut a tattoo before, posting about her in March. She explained that she took a little inspiration from .
“Thank you @trinegrimm for my warrior’s chest plate/tit chandelier. This is my first original piece by a female tattoo artist and it felt sacred and cool and she didn’t chide me for copying @badgalriri’s placement,” Dunham captioned her topless selfie.
And in February, Dunham talked about her for Vogue‘s . She described her then-nine designs in detail, including a picture of Ferdinand the bull, Laura Thornhill, the first female skateboarder and an image of as a tramp stamp.
But out of all her ink, her only regret is getting an illustration of a children’s book.
“A drunk guy did it,” she explained. “It’s not great. I should get it covered up.”