Thigh Tattoos

Lena Dunham


This tattoo of a rose on Lena Dunham’s right thigh is the second inking which she got in quick succession in June 2017.  She shared some pictures of the new rose and the Kewpie dolls on her hip on her instagram story, writing:

“Been tatting myself up like crazy this month. These Kewpies have been on me a few weeks. I think it gives me a sense of control and ownership of a body that’s often beyond my control.”

She suffers from endometriosis and has undergone many surgeries to keep the condition in check. She announced that she was disease-free in April 2017 following her fifth surgery, but unfortunately the disease had spread and she was rushed to the hospital for immediate surgery the following month.

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Skylar Grey


Skylar Gray has a large tattoo on her right thigh based on art nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley’s 1893 drawing “The Peacock Skirt.”  The original illustration (pictured below) is cut off with a hard line at the bottom, so tattoo artist Joshua Lord added his own creative flair to the design by changing the outline into a beautiful mermaid tail shape.

The tattoo celebrates Skylar’s involvement in the Suicide Squad movie soundtrack.  She contributed two songs: “Wreak Havoc” which she performed herself and Kehlani’s “Gangsta” which she co-wrote.  Fellow songwriter Jacob Luttrell drew something on her thigh on the night when they began writing “Gangsta” together.   The doodle was either a butterfly or a fish — neither of them can quite remember — but this piece of art evokes the feeling of both.

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