Lena Dunham tattooed over hysterectomy scars to 'feel more beautiful'

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham decided to tattoo over her hysterectomy scars so she could "feel more beautiful".

The Girls creator and star has had more than 10 operations in an effort to ease her debilitating struggle with endometriosis, and accordingly, has been left with scarring on her abdomen.

Back in 2017, Lena underwent a total hysterectomy as a last resort to try and get the condition under control, and in a new interview with Cosmopolitan U.K. magazine, shared that she's decided to embrace the uniqueness of her scars and now has a tiny constellation of stars inked over them.

"It makes me feel more beautiful," the 33-year-old shared.

Lena also revealed that the idea of being unable to have children naturally after the hysterectomy was difficult to accept because she "never had any doubt that I wanted to be a mother".

However, after a period of grief, she feels a sense of freedom.

"I'm no longer relying on any male partner to make motherhood possible for me," Lena explained, adding that she previously used to "look around for a suitable donor".

"That's not everyone's dating pattern, but that was certainly mine. The freedom that comes with knowing that I don't have to engage with anybody because I think I have to form a picture-perfect standard family. I'm free to date as I wish."

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