Lena Dunham Just Got A Huge Neck Tattoo That Says 'Sick'
Lena Dunham has shown off her latest bit of ink to her Instagram followers and explained the meaning behind it.
The tattoo, which features the word “sick” written in a lasso typeface across the back of her neck, was shown off in a photo posted to the Dunham's social media with an explanation on why she chose to have the phrase inked.
“Sometimes the thing you’re most scared of being called is the best thing you can call yourself,” the 32-year-old's wrote, referencing her struggle with endometriosis. ”... and to my sisters in this dizzying but starry slog- i am lasso’d to you!”
The star has always been open with fans regarding her health issues -- particularly her battle with endometriosis. She was diagnosed in 2015.
Endometriosis is a crippling condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus in the pelvis. There is currently no cure, but treatment options can include drugs or surgery to remove adhesions -- though they often grow back.
Since the diagnosis, Dunham has undergone five surgeries, and in 2017 she had her uterus and cervix removed to relieve pain stemming from the debilitating illness.
Last year, she celebrated the nine-month anniversary of the surgery with an Instagram post, saying:
“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 centre.”