If you don’t know who Lena Dunham is, then you either live under a rock or you’re our grandparents, because it seems that you can’t check out an entertainment blog or turn on the television without hearing someone talk about her show “Girls”. The show tells the stories of a group of twenty-somethings living in hipster-capitol Brooklyn, New York; detailing their various adventures in sex, drugs, and rock & roll. It also features Dunham, who writes and stars in the HBO hit, showing plenty of skin (she’s not in the best shape ever, but appears nude none-the-less, which we think is really admirable of her, not everyone has that kind of confidence); including the skin that contains a couple of her real life tattoos (and one fake one).
We will start with the two pieces of ink that we’re not going to show and finish strong with the tats that we get a peak at. First off, there’s the fake ink she has on the show, which is a snake wrapped around a moon (it was done with a safety pin per the storyline); we’re not going to show it because we consider it a spoiler for those who haven’t seen the fine piece of television…which we also don’t watch, but not because it’s not good, we’re just kind of dumb and don’t get it (imagine how most of you feel about the Mona Lisa, that’s how we feel about “Girls”). Anyhow, we’ve also heard that she had a friend of hers (Jemima Kirk, also of “Girls” fame) ink a Yorkshire Terrier on her ribcage. We can’t find any pics of it…again because we’re stupid, but we’re sure it’s there. Next up we have her “cow in a meadow” shoulder piece that she found in a children’s book. It’s very well done, and while it’s not the most common subject matter, it’s still a solid piece of art that means something to Dunham and doesn’t annoy us in any way. Finally we have her “broken home” back piece that was inspired by the book “Eloise”. Again, it’s a nice piece that we have zero issues with. Dunham says that she got most of her tattoos before the age of 21, during a time when she was feeling particularly body conscious. She got her ink as a form of control over her body; that’s one of the coolest reasons we’ve ever heard of for someone having tattoos. For now, Dunham says that she’s done with big pieces, but doesn’t rule out having more small work done. We’ll keep an eye on her; you keep an eye on us.