Luckily, Barcelona-based artist Cinta Tort Cartró and other artists are helping women see their natural bodies differently.
According to Cartró, all bodies are beautiful:
“Every one of us is different and, at the same time, every body has one form or another and has its own essence and energy. There are many types of bodies, the same way there are many different kinds of stretch marks,” reads her Instagram (written in Spanish).
“Painting Yacine, Monica, and Roser, I observed their skin in great detail; the delicacy that existed in each of the women, the time, beauty, and essence that each of them had hidden. There are people with more stretch marks and fewer stretch marks; people with thicker and thinner stretch marks; people with darker or lighter marks; and in this, in the diversity, there is richness.”
Here are 60 times that Cartró, and other artists (mainly tattoo) have transformed stretch marks and other bodily imperfections into gorgeous works of art.
Remember – you’re beautiful!
1) Painted rainbow
“It is time for us to begin to love our bodies because, after all, this is our tool of communication with the world. And if we do not like the tool we use to communicate, we can hardly feel free.”
2) Humans are amazing
“Stretch marks are those marks that many of us have on the skin. I spent years hating them and trying to find a way to eliminate them, until I realized that if I did not accept them, I was not accepting myself.”
She spent years building her self-love, always trying to find a way to accept her body on a deeper level.
3) Nobody’s body is ‘perfect’
4) Other people take a more permanent route
A super smart design here. It’s a tattoo of a bluebird on a branch. The branch is actually a scar.