Paris Jackson, the daughter to the late pop icon Michael Jackson, has been open about her struggles as of late. Earlier this year, Paris revealed that she has been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and her mother admitted to the teen’s attempt to commit suicide.
At this point, Paris Jackson appears to be in a much better place. Jackson has a new boyfriend, and on June 15, she shared about the “self-hatred” and “dark past” that she was once immersed in. Paris then stated that she has covered up that part of her past with meaningful tattoos as a therapeutic way to remind herself that this does not have to be a part of her life.
— E! News (@enews) June 15, 2016
Paris went so far as to post an Instagram picture of her tattoos and also explained the controversy behind the new additions to her body. Wonderwall notes Jackson’s words about the tattoos.
“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. My scars and past of self-hatred have been covered by loving marks, creativity, ingenuity.. and depth.”
The young woman, dressed in a Motley Crue t-shirt and ripped jean shorts, commented about how she will always take her past with her but that she sees the ink of the tattoo as a way to change her in a positive way and is a symbol of her steady improvements. Jackson admits that the tattoos are a representation of strength for her and shares how she looks back at her old self then sees herself in the mirror in the present as a fighter and over-comer of trials she’s faced.
Wonderwall continues to relay the words of Jackson.
“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.”
As the Huffington Post shares, the daughter of Michael Jackson often posts pictures of her tattoos to Instagram, some of which are depictions of her late father and her grandmother, Katherine. Paris’ brother Prince has recently gotten some ink of his own on his back.
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— #celebritygossip (@KimmySnews24) June 8, 2016
As stated, Paris, 18, has found happiness and a new man to enjoy time with. Jackson and boyfriend Michael Snoddy, 26, were recently spotted in Los Angeles at Gay Pride exchanging a kiss. The Mirror shares the scene as the two took in the event.
“Paris Jackson put on a romantic display with her boyfriend…Michael Jackson’s daughter celebrated Gay Pride in Los Angeles with her man and some close pals at an event on Friday evening. The 18-year-old, who recently took a female friend to prom, posed for a series of cute photos at the West Hollywood event as she joined in the celebrations with her boyfriend Michael Snoddy., 26.”
The PDA on Paris’ part had a dual purpose. Aside from simply wanting to show her affection for her boyfriend, she was also attempting to shut down rumors that she and Chris Brown are involved. Fans began rumors that Paris and Chris were dating when Paris tweeted to Chris to join her at an event. Jackson shut down the assumptions on social media.
“Do people not realize ‘boo’ is a term of endearment for friends and doesn’t always have to be used in a flirty way. People be tryna to start rumors about me and breezy…(sic)”
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