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Beauty From Pain by RainDanser


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April 9, 2012
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Never good enough by Fatooome Never good enough by Fatooome
In this photo the Barbie resembles 'perfection', and even though there's nothing wrong with her she still seeks perfection through plastic surgeries. The irony.. And that's how it is with most of us girls, we're never satisfied with our selves, we're always seeking perfection, but after all, imperfection is perfection. ;)
(I know she kinda looks like a gypsy, but they're supposed to be 'pre-plastic surgery' marks.)
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This is an amazing explanation of how most of us think ourselves as imperfect. Well, God sees us as perfect. And in any way we aren't supposed to be. I don't think of myself as pretty, but that is okay because my friends and family think of me that way. That is all that matters. But Barbie is fine the way she is and there is no reason she should change herself. I hope people will take a look at this. This is also very stunning of the focus. Which Barbie is this? Anyway. Happy Easter, dear. - Sincerely from Alex.
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I wish this would be preached more. This is very true, girls are great just the way they are. To a point, if they become sickly obese (and that goes for guys as well), they need to get back to a healthy weight, for their own sake. But other then that, how their nose looks, how far apart their eyes are, and all those things they cannot change, is what makes them who they are, and they are damn freaking beautiful for it.

I think the main reason most girls have this deep disgust for their own bodies and face, is we have allowed the society to strive for perfection. We have allowed ourself to create an unreachable idol. Not even the girls they look up to are really that good looking. "Fixing" imperfections with Photoshop and the like have become a norm.

I feel disgusted by how far we have allowed it to go, and I am afraid it is not about to become better any time soon. I wish and hope it will, but I don't think it will happen. All we can do is have the opposite view, love any girl unhappy with her looks, and be the change we want to see.

That aside, you have made a good representation to the issue with this picture. The use of a barbie is well thought out, as they are the "perfect" idol, and yet, as you showed so brilliantly with the "pre plastic surgery" marks, there is always something that "needs" to change on her. Never perfect. Always ugly..

Also, the fact that a barbie is plastic is another great illustration. It is as if she have been under enough plastic surgeries to become "perfect", yet it is not enough.

All in all, this is an amazing picture, illustrating something very important. Kudos to you.
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Maddie2022 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's hope, even some celebrities have looked bad as a teenager/child, and turn out beautiful when older :)
JustSomeStranger Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is something I can actually relate to because as a kid, I always used to feel like I was never good enough in terms of looks. Thank god I don't think like that anymore.
mylastel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Oh I liked it! :w00t: And this is the reality! Almost ALL GIRLS around the world, if it's possible for them, they want to literally undergo a plastic surgery to have perfect features - pouted lips, deep set eyes, beautiful nose.. There's nothing wrong if someone would "enhance" their beauty, but I hope, their attitudes could undergo some "surgery" too as I think it needs to be fixed as well. :giggle:
Rockabell-Neko Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work :wow:

there was actually an article in the news about a woman who made her face look exactly like Barbi's
a real life barbi doll
Fatooome Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's sad :c
scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not bad.
KreativeKatt Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...that's deep. :faint: Awesome though. :D LOVE it!!
Fatooome Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you do :hug:
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Fatooome Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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