By Olivia Bahou
Updated Sep 12, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

Sarah Hyland has a new tattoo, and it comes with a poignant message about healing and growth. The Modern Family star posted a photo of the new ink on Instagram on Tuesday and explained the deep meaning behind it in the caption.

The tattoo on Hyland’s right torso is a straight line going through the center of two overlapping circles, and while it might seem like a geometry lesson at first, it actually makes a lot of sense when you read her message. "'The best way out is always through.' —Robert Frost. Symbolism by [Doctor Woo] for one of my favorite quotes," she wrote, tagging the celebrity tattoo artist in the caption. It seems like the straight line is Hyland’s path through the madness.


The Modern Family star has been open about her health struggles, which include her battle with kidney dysplasia and her 2012 kidney transplant. Earlier this year, Hyland addressed her health. “I haven’t had the greatest year. Maybe one day I’ll talk about it but for now, I’d like my privacy. I will say that this year has brought a lot of changes and with that, physical changes,” she wrote on Twitter. Perhaps Hyland’s new ink is a reference to staying strong through her struggles.

In the snap, the actress also showed off a tattoo on her butt, which could be the dinosaur tat she showed off in this snap from Sept. 3.

Power to you, Sarah!