deanismypatronass replied to your post: i’ve started to compliment ppl’s stret…
have u ever posted this lengthy explanation on tumblr dot com
why stretch marks are the bomb dot com, as told by madd
literally everyone has them. everyone. and everyone’s are different and look different and feel different and tell a different story.
the stretch marks on my inner thighs are angry and bright white and in a perfect line because my leg muscles grew too fast from doing martial arts at a young age.
the stretch marks on my calves are faint and barely there and kind of wrinkly because of the muscle mass i’ve lost in them over time.
the stretch marks on my hips are raised and wide and turn purple in the sun because my hips are too wide but my skin is too taut for them to relax.
stretch marks tell stories. they are a sign of growth and a sign of change, an indication that your life is too grand for your skin to keep up with. it is an accommodation your body must make for your constantly moving self.
they are like lightning and tiger stripes and the roots of trees and spider webs and everything in nature that photographers spend years trying to get the perfect picture of because it’s not always there, it’s not always in plain sight.
but when it is…
when the sun shines upon them, it is a brilliant display of life and beauty and a small glimpse into the story of a person’s body.