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Stretch Marks

by Katybug273 Posted 14th Mar 2017 at 6:05 PM - Updated 13th Mar 2017 at 12:24 AM by Katybug273
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
The basics:
I hand drew these marks using photo's of real stretch marks as a guide. So they are as realistic as I knew how to get them.
They aren't beautiful. They aren't supposed to be. Or maybe they are, it really depends on how you, the player, see them.
Many of us women see ours as love marks.
They are supposed to be shocking. They are supposed to look the way they look. Real women deal with them everyday and everytime they look in the mirror. I did these that way on purpose.
I liked the idea of using them in story telling. Maybe my beautiful, sim on the way to the runway was derailed by a teen pregnancy that left a permanent mark on her body. Or my mother of 5 went on a beautiful weight loss journey. It's your game - you tell me the story!

Gameplay:
Different skin tones or overlays will produce different appearances. I made these for a light skin tone and in the photo's, you will see they did show up fine on Praline's slider overlay. Also depending on the style of top selected, your breast stretch marks may show more or less.
For dark skin tones - When I was looking at various coloring/marks on Internet I know some of them can look pale pink so I'd advise the 1st color which is options 1-9 for those skin tones. Just be aware they do stand out on darker skin tones as pink marks. There are of course several colors and varieties for darker skin tone marks in real life and I may someday go ahead and give these another coloring for that need in game.

Where To Find: Upper Chest Tattoo's

What You Get (Everything is photographed but there are some options I will break down for you)
Option 1 is Tummy only. I gave you both angles of that stomach.
Option 2 is Breast and Tummy. You can see them in the lace set, sitting down zooms in.
Option 3 is Breast, Tummy, and Thigh. You can see them in both lace set photograph's.
Option 4 is Breast, Tummy, Thigh, and Bottom. You can see a close up of the bottom.
Option 5 is Breast Only
Option 6 is Thigh Only
Option 7 is Bottom Only
Option 8 is very light. I zoomed in on them in the light. You can just barely see a very faint line, they won't photograph any better than that because I did them very light on purpose. Real women have varying degrees and I wanted the faint scars to be there but not obvious.
Option 9 is a different Stomach pattern that included the thighs. Again, every human's story is different so their marks should be unique.
Darker Color (seen in CAS photo's - you can see the full view of 1, 8, 9 still and the thigh modification option for 1 the rest are individual break down's of the same tattoo's so you can mix & match what area's you want the stretch marks)
Option 10 is same as 1
Option 11 is same as 2
Option 12 is same as 3
Option 13 is same as 3 with a slight modification on thigh you can see in the CAS photos
Option 14 is same as 4
Option 15 is same as 5
Option 16 is same as 6
Option 17 is same as 6 with the thigh modification
Option 18 is same as 7
Option 19 is same as 8 - this one does show up much more with the darker color
Option 20 is same as 9

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Mad Poster
#2 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 6:31 PM
Are these also for male Sims? Because I get stretch marks too. Despite being a man. And therefore not pregnant. And I'm not fat either, or overweight at all.

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( Join my dumb Discord server if you're into the whole procrastination thing. But like, maybe tomorrow. )
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#3 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 6:58 PM
Thanks! I love anything that adds more realism to the game.
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#4 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 7:20 PM
I haven't figured out why I would need this, but I'm sure to figure it out while playing.
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#5 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 9:58 PM
Thank you
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#6 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 10:00 PM
This is pretty cool, it isn't something I would use in my game, but I do appreciate what it is. Thank you for your hard work.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 15th Mar 2017 at 2:54 AM
Love these! Yes, great for storylines.
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#8 Old 15th Mar 2017 at 6:00 AM
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Originally Posted by GrijzePilion
Are these also for male Sims? Because I get stretch marks too. Despite being a man. And therefore not pregnant. And I'm not fat either, or overweight at all.

My teenage son actually pointed that out. He said some of these marks would work okay but he's bugging me to work on an all male set later so that could happen
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#9 Old 15th Mar 2017 at 6:02 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cool4u_1
Thanks! I love anything that adds more realism to the game.

Me too, and I don't share my stories but I play them so I try to approach what I make from a what's missing here? angle ....lol
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#10 Old 15th Mar 2017 at 6:02 AM
Thank you all for the thanks, I'm glad they can be enjoyed!
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#11 Old 15th Mar 2017 at 10:00 AM
aw, so real and lovely! thanks!
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#12 Old 15th Mar 2017 at 4:09 PM
Thank You.
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#13 Old 16th Mar 2017 at 1:26 AM
Great idea and great describing text! Love the marks you made for our Sims
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#14 Old 17th Mar 2017 at 5:11 AM
Omg thank you so much for this!!
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#15 Old 19th Mar 2017 at 5:59 PM
These are awesome. Can you make them available for men too?
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#16 Old 2nd Apr 2017 at 8:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Mekell
These are awesome. Can you make them available for men too?

I do plan to work on that
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#17 Old 2nd Apr 2017 at 8:14 AM
Wow, thank you all for the kind words & downloads. I'm amazed so many simmers are enjoying these as much as I am!
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#19 Old 8th Oct 2017 at 4:38 AM
Thank You SO Much! (Mod working as of 10-7-17)
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Originally Posted by Katybug273
Wow, thank you all for the kind words & downloads. I'm amazed so many simmers are enjoying these as much as I am!

Hello! I would like to thank you so much for including these as a mod. As someone who developed stretch marks at around 14-15 years old due to puberty and a developing sleep disorder (Narcolepsy with cataplexy) that I wouldn't discover until I was 21-22, my body didn't have the required building blocks to prevent them from forming, even though I was an active dancer (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop) and fitness award-winning student. I'm letting everyone know this not to brag about my past, but to inform people that stretch marks are NOT just caused by pregnancy, weight-gain, or being overweight.

Over the years I learned a lot about stretch marks, due to the fact that my situation was such a unique case (I'm not even exaggerating. I had photos taken of areas affected, especially my legs, that were then submitted for research, as whomever I saw [Multiple people] had never seen someone as young as me with stretch marks that bad).
They're actually a lot more common than most people think. All genders can actually get them once they hit puberty, like what happened with me. It's all about how elastic your skin is. If you don't have the right vitamins present in your body (Such as Vitamin E) your skin won't be able to cope with the changes in your body, thus causing stretch marks. Many specialists (Doctors/Nutritionist/Fitness) I spoke to have said that men get them on their arms a lot, due to working out at the gym (Too much, usually). You can be incredibly ripped and have stretch marks all over your body.

I don't often comment in forums anywhere online, but I do have a few suggestion/question hybrid... thingies, if you don't mind.

Is there a way you can make this a tattoo where you can pick to have stretch marks in various places, as well as change their color? (Multiple tattoo slots used. I know that this can affect other mods, but I've also seen people place their mods in Makeup > Facepaint and in Face Details)

I have stretch marks on the backs of my arms, my breasts, my stomach/lower abdomen, my thighs (All down the back and sides. The joints to my hips are the worst of them all, but that makes sense as that's where there's some of the most movement in a person's skin), my buttocks, the back of my calves (only around my knee and slightly below), and my pelvis.
I received treatment for these long ago to where they are turned what is referred to as "Silver" (Very faint almost-skin-like color, though is still noticeable, especially when the skin is stretched. It is also FAR more noticeable on those with darker skin pigments than me, as I'm... almost translucent. *Ahem* I don't get outside much. Haha.) My nutritionists refer to very bad stretch marks as "Purple" (Though they are essentially dark red. Very dark red. Very very dark red. VEERRRRYY very dark-- you get the idea.).

My suggestions of colors are:
  • "Purple" (When they're really REALLY bad and worse than most stretch marks, and are also new).
  • Red (The typical color of most stretch marks when new)
  • Pink (Stretch marks that are either not as bad, or are healing)
  • "Silver" (Stretch marks that are the most healed, and further treatment would diminish them entirely).
  • Plus any other in-between colors. These are just the colors I'm most familiar when speaking to others that also have stretch marks.
I'd try to find some pictures to give you better examples (More filtered/specific to what I'm talking to instead of the insanity one can find with a google search), but that's only if you wanted me to. PlusI'munsureaboutwhat'sallowedinforumshereornot. I kind of wrote all of this without intending to get as detailed as I did. Whoops! This is actually my first post on here as well.

Another reason why I couldn't help but ask about colors and more options is because I have Sims based off of myself and my boyfriend. He and I both have stretch marks, his being on his arms (The entirety of both of his upper arms up to past his joint connecting to his shoulders) with the "silver" color I mentioned. He grinned when he saw I was able to use one of your options to put stretch marks on my stomach (The one that is the most healed/small/faint). He has a much darker skin pigment than me, so the red colors really stood out compared to when they were on my sim.

Once again, I really appreciate this mod. Thank you! I never would've thought someone would make something like this, but this is something that happens with many people in their lives, and it's great to see that I can make my Sim look just a bit more like me. Thank you so much! I apologize if I rambled anywhere (more like everywhere) and I thank you in advance to any questions you answer.