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Lip Injections by MabMeddowsMercury Lip Injections by MabMeddowsMercury
The first photomanipulation I do in a very very long time.

I intended this to be a literal representation of what society (the media, mostly) expects women to look like. We are expected to go to extreme measures in order to alter our appearances. The plastic surgery industry makes billions of dollars a year, as does the diet industry, but our health and self-esteem are never taken into account.

And so is my interpretation of a woman who has been brainwashed into getting lip injections. Her skin is scarred and peeling, like her emotions. Her lips are ripped open and bleeding from the procedure.

You can interpret this however you wish. :)

~CREDITS~
Model: [link]
Texture: [link]
Brushes: [link]

Made in GIMP.

Much love
-M^3 :rzero:
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TaylorMaydeInHeaven Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. I totally agree with everything you said...

May I ask, are you a SIXX:AM fan?
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MabMeddowsMercury Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

And yes I am. :)
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TaylorMaydeInHeaven Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I thought so! This just reminded me of my friends art exam topic, 'You are not your skin' (I got her obsessed with SIXX:AM :D), it's so good! x)
What's your favourite song of theirs?
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MabMeddowsMercury Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D

Hmm... They have so many great songs. Currently, it has to be "This is Gonna Hurt". :)
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Sense-of-Doubt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Freaky cool! Love the theme and message.
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MabMeddowsMercury Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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November 26, 2011
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320
Date Taken
Mar 16, 2006, 1:54:13 PM

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