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Lena Dunham's first-ever tattoo predicted her latest film project. At Sundance this week, the Girls star screened "It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise," a documentary short she executive-produced about Hilary Knight, the 88-year-old illustrator of the children's book about the little girl who lived at the Plaza Hotel.

In a New Mexico strip mall at 17, Dunham got her first tattoo of Eloise "because it felt like the only thing that I knew I would never get sick of," she explained during a panel, according to the Daily News. "She's just such a remarkably independent, vanity-free, complex little girl, and as a little girl you don't see that many representations of yourself beyond a good little child with pigtails."

Normals who weren't invited to Sundance, however, will have to wait to see the short until it airs on HBO.

· Lena Dunham's 'Eloise' Tattoo Leads to a Documentary on Illustrator Hilary Knight [NY Daily News]
· Lena Dunham's Memoir Is Not About Telling You How to Live [Racked]