This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

Ash Soto was diagnosed with vitiligo when she was 12 years old

1This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

It’s a rare skin disease which causes pigment loss, leaving large white patches all over body

2This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

During Ash’s teen years vitiligo spreaded the most and the bullying began

3This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

After a little girl asked Ash if she had showered in bleach, Ash felt too ashamed of her skin and decided to never show any of it in public

4This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

“I was so shocked that someone said that to me that I cried and cried, I didn’t want to have the condition any more,” Soto said

5This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

However, in her late teens, Ash made herself do these little challenges, such as walking outside with a short-sleeved shirt

6This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

But it wasn’t until she started doing body art that she learned to love her skin condition

7This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

She started by drawing around the white patches and saw that it looked like a world map

8This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

“I never realised how beautiful my vitiligo was until I traced it with a black marker, it really helps to bring out the different colours of my skin”

9This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

“I will continue creating different pieces of art with my skin and hope it inspires others in the process”

10This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

“Now what others would perceive as an imperfection I have made into something more beautiful and made it more accepted than before”

11This Girl Turned Her Skin Disease Into A Piece Of Art And This Is Truly Beautiful!

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