Paris Jackson has taken to Instagram to explain why her new tattoos are important to her.
'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.'
Revealing the tattoos on her arms, Paris continues: ‘Today I can look at my inner forearms and see art that has meaning for me. I don’t see a dark past anymore. My scars … of self-hatred have been covered by loving marks, creativity, ingenuity … and depth.’
The teenager, whose father died in 2009, concludes: ‘I look back at my old self and then I look in the mirror, and I see a fighter looking back at me.’