Demi Lovato Says Self-Harming Scars Are Beautiful Battle Wounds

Demi Lovato says that the scars from her cutting disorder are like ‘beautiful battle wounds‘ and the tattoos she uses to cover them remind her of how far she has come.

The singer, who was treated for an eating disorder and a very public emotional breakdown last fall, opened up in the January issue of Glamour.

“I think scars are like battle wounds – beautiful, in a way,” said Demi. “They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.

“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.”

“Someone who’s not only supportive in my career but also in my recovery. It’s a big responsibility dating me. Because I come with a little bit of baggage, you know?”

Luckily for Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama doesn’t seem to mind. Though she refrains from discussing the romance, the singer is rumored to be dating the “That 70s Show” actor.

“I’m completely open. I’m honest about the journey I’ve been on, so I definitely don’t take dating lightly anymore,” Lovato continues. “And they have to make me laugh!”

In addition to humor, Lovato is also looking to find strength in her life.

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