A couple of days ago, Karrueche Tran, the current girlfriend of Chris Brown, posted a photo on her Instagram of “her” booty that included stretch marks. She wanted to show the world that there is nothing wrong with having these tiger stripes. However, the booty belonged to someone else and the owner wanted the picture to be removed. She then posted a picture of her own stretch marks on Instagram but removed it again after a couple of hours.
Despite the fact that both pictures were removed, Karrueche is right. Having stretch marks is only natural and is something one does not have to be ashamed of. I asked the girls from Fitgirlcode if they have any stretch marks. Turns out, almost everybody has them. And did you know that 90% of women all over the world have stretch marks? Browsing through the web, I came to only one conclusion: most women have these tiger stripes. And girls, guys can get stretch marks too ;).
But what are stretch marks and why do they appear?
Stretch marks are lines that can appear on different parts of your body. Especially in the beginning, stretch marks are somewhat red or purple. But most stretch marks turn white after a while and become less noticeable. Stretch marks can appear on your body at every moment in your life. Most stretch marks appear on breasts, butts, hips and thighs. This can happen during your teenage years, but also when you are older. Examples of when tiger stripes can appear are growth spurts (for example during your teenage years), gaining a lot of weight at a fast pace (for example during pregnancy), bodybuilding (results into a rapid body change), or just simple plain genes. The most important part about getting them is the hormones that are paired with gaining weight. Also, many people believe they can prevent stretch marks, but this is often not the case. However, you should always try to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent excessive weight gain and you have to take good care of yourself.
Having stretch marks is thus completely natural. So what do we do? Not worry! What are stretch marks? Fierceful tiger stripes! What do we think of them? They’re beautiful! So girls, try to see them as scars of the battles you have fought during your life and try to remember that everyone has them.
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