In the film and television worlds, we're constantly bombarded with depictions of romantic love. Finding a life partner is hyped up to be one of the most important life goals and while we're not here to knock it, there is one type of love that's significantly more important. And that love, is self-love.
Self-love is greatly underappreciated and it's time to put a stop to that. After all, as RuPaul Charles always says, "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else?" Self-love takes time and effort the achieve, often requiring daily affirmations and reminders. It's not about being narcissistic, vain or self-absorbed, but prioritizing your own well-being, needs and happiness. It's treating your mind, body and spirit with the same care you'd show to your best friend. And we all show ourselves self-love in very different ways.
For some, self-love is taking a morning run to start the day on track. For others, it's meditating over a hot beverage. Hell, self-love may even mean treating yourself to a tattoo. It's totally unique and most times, it's something that we can incorporate into our daily lives free of charge. You just need to look inward and figure out what makes you feel good about you.
No matter who you are, you are deserving of self-love. Forgiveness, patience and respect are things we're all entitled to, so give yourself a chance. In honor of the many ways to practice self-love, take a peek at 50 tattoos by talented artists around the globe. Then let us know your favorite way to practice self-love in the comments section on social media.