Social media has had a mixed impact on the world. While being able to easily keep in touch with friends and family is a blessing, the element of competition and comparison that comes from documenting our lives online is an unfortunate side effect.
For the average woman, seeing thousands of beautiful bodies online – many of them Photoshopped – can make them feel ugly and embarrassed in their own normal bodies. Luckily, Barcelona-based artist Cinta Tort Cartró and other artists are encouraging women to embrace their “imperfections” in the cleverest way possible. Here are 65 works of art that have made stretch marks, scars and birthmarks a sight to behold.
1. Luminous rainbow
The artist has only followed the lines of this person’s stretch marks as they are, but, using luminous rainbow colors, the effect is striking. If this isn’t a tattoo, this person should definitely consider getting it permanently etched onto their skin. What better way to celebrate their stretch marks?
2. The Back Side
Cinta decided to start working on her art after her own journey to accepting her stretch marks. She knew that most of us have stretch marks somewhere on our bodies, and she realized that she had to stop hating hers and finding a way to get rid of them. Over several years, she learned how to accept her stretch marks – and, resultantly, accept herself.