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This clever artist turns the nipple into a canvas to get around Instagram’s ban

ighting censorship one body-positive post at a time.


Vanna Vasquez


Posted on Aug 21, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 7:59 pm CDT

It is widely known that Instagram is not a fan of #freethenipple. The social site allows man boobs and photos of breastfeeding, but if you’re a woman, don’t even dare slip a bare nip sans baby unless you want your picture to be taken down.

Artist Claudia Sahuquillo is sneaking around this policy, however, by using paint to celebrate rather than censor breasts.

The Barcelona-based artist first painted on her own body before deciding to celebrate all body types and find other female canvases. Soon, it turned into her ongoing series #skinisthenewcanvas—and from there, her Instagram account took off.

The artist’s account is full of bold florals, stripes, and bright colors that are seriously “heart”-worthy.

Sahuquillo told Vice she loves seeing her models embrace their bodies.

“I see a progress… They lose their fear. And that’s the most beautiful part of the project I think,” she said. “I like to see the reactions of people letting their bodies become an art piece and be part of the creative process.”

Sahuquillo’s art can currently be seen at her public art show in Barcelona. If you can’t catch a flight to Spain, don’t worry—your next favorite artist posts daily on her Instagram account.

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*First Published: Aug 21, 2017, 5:30 am CDT