The Parts Of Our Bodies Some Might Perceive As 'Disgusting' Are Made Beautiful And Important By This Artist

“It all started as a form of expression, but it quickly turned into social commentary of the male-dominated culture we live in."

When it comes to our ever-changing bodies, it's important we celebrate our "flaws" by recognizing them as beautiful parts of ourselves that tell a unique story. To draw attention to our perceived "flaws," and show how beautiful they really are, Spanish artist Cinta Tort Cartró, 21, decided she'd decorate them with gorgeous rainbow designs. 

On her Instagram account Zinteta, the body-positive artist features shots of her subject's painted buttocks, thighs, breasts and underwear; the latter, to comment on the natural beauty of a woman's menstrual cycle. For this, she started the hashtag #manchoynomedoyasco, which roughly translates to "I stain myself and I'm not disgusted," explained Cosmopolitan.  

So far, Cartró's Instagram has over 14 thousand followers, and many viewers have left their thanks in the comments section. 

"It all started as a form of expression, but it quickly turned into social commentary of the male-dominated culture we live in," the artist tells Yahoo! Beauty. "I grew up feeling sometimes out of place. I'm tall and big, so it's important for me to state in my art that everyone is beautiful and those 'flaws' are not that. They make us unique and special."

Cartró is among those empowering women who have used their art to inspire others. For example, feminist artist Joanna Thangiah celebrates women of all body types by pairing illustrations with positive and inspirational quotes. 

Hopefully, the more we work to stand up to society's unrealistic beauty ideals, the more we can recognize that we are all beautiful, no matter what our differences.

Check out more of Cartró's work below:





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