Paris Jackson doesn't just see her tattoos as art, she considers them tools for healing.
The 18-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson posted photos of her extensive body ink on Instagram Tuesday, explaining their meaning to her followers.
"Today I can look at my inner forearms and see art that has meaning for me, I don't see a dark past anymore," the teenager wrote. "My scars and past of self-hatred have been covered by loving marks, creativity, ingenuity.. and depth."
Paris added that, for her, the tattoos represent "strength" and offer proof that she's a fighter.
"I'll always keep fighting, and encouraging others to stay strong," Paris wrote. "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."
Paris often posts photos of her tattoos on Instagram, some of which pay tribute to her late father and her grandmother, Katherine:
Her brother, Prince, also has some ink of his own:
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