Paris Jackson used art to cover up the hate.
Michael Jackson's daughter's struggles are well known. Earlier this year she revealed that she is in Alcoholics Anonymous and her biological mother admitted that she tried to commit suicide before.
Paris is certainly in a much better place in her life. She seems to be happy and has a boyfriend. On June 15, she opened up about the "self-hatred" and "dark past" that she once had, saying that it's all gone… or at least covered up with meaningful tattoos.
In a photo she posted to Instagram showing her tattoos on her arms, Paris said, "The craftsmanship of tattoos will always be a controversy. Some people like them, some people absolutely hate them. I appreciate art, I always have. especially when that art means something to me."
"Today I can look at my inner forearms and see art that has meaning for me, I don't see a dark past anymore," she continued. "My scars and past of self-hatred have been covered by loving marks, creativity, ingenuity.. and depth."
Rocking platinum blond hair and a Motley Crue T-shirt, Paris wrote, "Sure I will always carry my past with me, but I see ink as a way of changing for the better, always improving. They represent strength for me. I look back at my old self and then I look in the mirror, and I see a fighter looking back at me.
"I'll always keep fighting, and encouraging others to stay strong. We all go through hell every now and then but it makes us the warriors of love we were meant to be. So to anyone struggling, it gets better. You're not alone."
Well said, Paris, well said.
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