Washington: Demi Lovato says that the scars from her cutting disorder are like battle wounds and the tattoos she uses to cover them remind her of how far she has come.
The 19-year-old also survived an eating disorder and a public emotional breakdown for which she had to undergo rehab.
But the singer and actress said that she has come out from the depth of her troubles.
“I think scars are like battle wounds—beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it,” Fox News quoted her as telling the January issue of Glamour magazine.
“My tattoos say “Stay strong.” “Stay on one [wrist] and “strong” on the other. Now I’m able to look at them and be thankful for being alive,” she said.
However, Lovato admits that she comes with a little bit of baggage from her experiences and that will affect her dating and future romantic relationships.
“It’s a big responsibility dating me. Because I come with a little bit of baggage, you know?” she said.
“I’m completely open. I’m honest about the journey I’ve been on, so I definitely don’t take dating lightly anymore,” she added.