Carrie Fisher's daughter got a tattoo to match her mom's
It was a really, really sad day when Carrie Fisher died.
It happened in December last year, and people all over the world mourned the late Star Wars actor in impassioned tributes that show just what a remarkable impact she had. I mean, she even had a lightsaber vigil in her honour.
Fisher died an early death at age 60 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to LA, and later passing away in hospital. She was celebrated not only for her role as Princess Leia, but also for her advocacy and openness about mental health and women's rights. She was a fierce woman, never afraid to speak her mind nor make bold statements. Even from beyond the grave, she continued to inspire us after it was recently revealed that she sent a severed cow tongue to Harvey Weinstein back when he made unwanted advances on Fisher's friend.
And on Saturday, another touching – and very personal – tribute was made to the late star by Fisher's only child, Billie Lourd. The 25-year-old decided she wanted to get a tattoo. That matched her mother's. On what would've been her birthday... (*bursts into uncontrollable tears*).
She posted two photos on Instagram, captioning the post with only star and moon emojis, two black hearts and the Instagram handle of the tattoo artist, Doctor Woo.
The LA-based tattoo artist also posted a picture of Lourd's new tattoo, writing "For @praisethelourd . Tribute for her mom today, on her birthday" in the caption. Fisher was born on 21 October, and it would have been her 61st birthday.
While Lourd's tattoo only uses black ink and is designed with finer detail, it's still an obvious tribute to her mother's tattoo. They're both placed in the same spot above the right ankle, and both feature the same stars, moon, and planet theme.
Lourd told Teen Vogue that Fisher raised her with a progressive perspective, often giving sage wisdom like telling her "to be true, and kind, and confident in yourself".
"She raised me to not think of men and women as different. She raised me without gender. It's kind of the reason she named me Billie," she said. Lourd said this particular part of her upbringing helped shape her own career as an actress.
Fisher will still be part of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as she managed to film her scenes as General Leia Organa shortly before passing away. And what's more: Lourd will also feature in the new Star Wars film, credited as playing a Lieutenant Connix. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a new fit of tears to burst into.