Barcelona-based artist Cinta Tort Cartró is turning stretch marks into works of art and encouraging women to embrace their natural scars in the process.
The 21-year-old’s popular Instagram account features images of women’s bodies, with rainbow stripes covering the perceived flaws. The pictures have gone viral, with thousands of women voicing their support of the project.
“I spent years hating them and trying to find a way to eliminate them, until I realised that if I did not accept them I was not accepting myself,” Cartró wrote on Instagram.
“Stretch marks are part of our essence, our moments, of our lives, of our stories and of us.”