Lena Dunham Got A New Tattoo Across Her Chest

Lena Dunham is no stranger to tattoos. The Girls creator and star has numerous displays of ink on her body, and this week, she showed off one more. The location of her new tattoo is as interesting as the design. And wait until you hear what she's calling it...

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Above is the post Lena Dunham shared on instagram, along with the caption:

Thank you @trinegrimm for my warrior's chest plate/tit chandelier. This is my first original piece by a female tattoo artist and it felt sacred and cool and she didn't chide me for copying @badgalriri's placement. If you're ever in Oslo, go meet this metal queen and let her handle your body.

In addition to celebrating that this tattoo is Dunham's first original piece by a female tattoo artist, she also seems to be torn between describing it as a warrior's chest plate and a "tit chandelier." Personally, I'd go with the warrior title, as "tit chandelier" doesn't have nearly the same level of fierceness in its tone. That said, it does look like she's added a bit of elegant decoration to her chest. The design looks a bit more like an antique necklace than a chandelier if you ask me, but both work.

As for the choice to set her new ink beneath her breasts, Lena Dunham isn't the first celebrity to choose this location. As Dunham herself points out in her post, Rihanna also has a tattoo across her chest, which you can sometimes catch glimpses of, depending on what she's wearing...

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As for Lena Dunham, now seems like the right time to get a new tattoo. The writer/actor/director is wrapping up the sixth and final season of her HBO dramedy Girls. Though she began to make a name for herself with the film Tiny Furniture, the HBO series has certainly made her a more prominent figure, also earning her two Golden Globes and a Director's Guild of America award, not to mention more than one Emmy nomination. Though Girls is set to wrap up this spring, it's unlikely we've heard the last from Dunham on the big or small screen.

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