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Lena Dunham turns her endometriosis scar into body art with new tattoo

Julie Delahaye

Lena Dunham has added a poignant tattoo to her already impressive collection of inkings. The Girls star was having her artwork updated when she opted to include a new design, incorporating the scars from her endometriosis surgery, which she underwent earlier this year after suffering from a ruptured ovarian cyst.

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Lena Dunham has turned her endometriosis scar into body art

Lena to Instagram to show off the body art with her 2.8 million followers, which is also a tribute to skateboarding champion Laura Thornhill Caswell. The tattoo depicts Laura doing an impressive move on her skateboard, which appears to be landing on Lena's scar on her stomach.

"Very satisfying evening getting my (decade old!) tats touched up by my good friend @rbrtbnhm at Brooklyn Tattoo," Lena captioned the close-up photo of her inking. "He added this new one, a @langleyfox illustration of living legend @laurathornhillcaswell."

She later added: "Plz note she's riding one of my Endo scars."

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She had the rest of her tattoos updated with fresh ink

Lena also showed off another one of her tattoos, a horse's head surrounded by flowers, placed on her arm. "Ferdinand restored to his original pacifist glory," she captioned a snap of the artwork, which is a tribute to the famous racehorse. "This was definitely the coolest thing I did at age 19."

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The actress and writer has often spoken candidly about her struggle with endometriosis and has previously cancelled press tours for hit show Girls after doctors ordered her to get some rest.

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Lena was rushed to surgery earlier this year

"Hey Beloved Pals, I just wanted to let you know that, while I am so excited for Girls to return on Feb 21, I won't be out and about doing press for the new season," she explained in a post on Instagram.

"As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women's reproductive health. I am currently going through a rough patch with the illness and my body (along with my amazing doctors) let me know, in no uncertain terms, that it's time to rest.

In March earlier this year, Lena was rushed to hospital after she suffered from a ruptured ovarian cyst and underwent emergency surgery.