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After Being Bullied For Vitiligo All Her Life, This Girl Now Turns Her Body Into Amazing Art

There aren’t many teenage girls who can say they love their skin

But after Ash Soto was diagnosed with vitiligo when she was 12, she found it even harder and began to hate the way her skin looked. Vitiligo is a rare skin disease where large white patches are left all over the skin due to the loss of pigments and Ash found this hard to live with, especially after she was once asked if she had showered in bleach. “I was so shocked that someone said that to me that I cried and cried,” Soto admitted. “I didn’t want to have the condition any more.”

However, that all changed in her late teens when she decided to embrace her skin instead of hating it. She discovered just how beautiful her skin could be by outlining the patches with black marker- and now she lights up Instagram with pictures of the fantastic body art she draws on her skin. “I never realized how beautiful my vitiligo was until I traced it with a black marker,” Soto said. “It really helps to bring out the different colours of my skin.” Ash has used her body to recreate works such as Starry Night and she’s proving an inspiration to anyone who hates their skin. All you need sometimes is just to get creative with it.

This is Ash Soto, the girl taking Instagram by force with her stunning body art inspired by her vitiligo.

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Looking at these confident pictures, it is hard to believe she was ever ashamed of her skin and would try to hide it. she was bullied for the way it looked and she was once asked by a little girl if she had showered in bleach.

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That all changed when she grew into her teens as she set herself small challenges to feel more comfortable in her skin, like wearing tops with short sleeves.

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It was body art however, that truly made her love her skin again.

Outlining the patches with black marker showed how beautiful it could be and since then, she hasn’t stopped creating new works of art.

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Here are some examples of her colourful work.

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radiantbambi @Instagram.com“I will continue creating different pieces of art with my skin and hope it inspires others in the process,” Soto said. “Now what others would perceive as an imperfection I have made into something more beautiful and made it more accepted than before.”

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