Written by Yoppie
26 Jun 2020
Portrait of a period
Party on a tampon
Do you need a tampon?
Go with the flow
If Banksy used tampons...
Yes to plastic-free periods
Join the pants party
Anyone else obsessed with scrolling through Instagram in search of period art? (Just us?) There are some incredible pieces out there; the funny, the unusual, the shocking… we love it all! Here’s our roundup of the best period art on Instagram.
We love that every colour in this piece is muted except for the red blood. Captioned “bloody and bold” by artist @ninalerch.illustration, it certainly caught our attention and made us explore the other illustrations on this account, all equally beautiful and creative.
A shiny disco ball and periods represented by glitter… what’s not to love?! This still from photographer @flavieeidel makes a powerful statement in a fun way, and definitely encouraged us to stop scrolling and take it all in.
This gorgeous piece from artist @bbbibilandia in Brazil is simply stunning, and gives us underwear goals (even if they’re just illustrated). If only we could all be adorned in flowers every time we had our period!
Artist @laetitiaky is known for transforming her hair into some amazing shapes, and it’s this photo that caught our attention, along with her emotive caption about her own period. Her hair has also become a jump rope, a guitar, and even a wearable bikini. This is some seriously versatile hair!
Party on top of a tampon, anyone? We can’t get enough of this fun piece from @sonyarobine, depicting three women having what looks like a damn good time atop a giant tampon. Sonya has lots of taboo-breaking period art so definitely take a look at her IG.
Those colours though?! We love anything bright and eye-catching, and if the dazzling primary colours don’t draw you in, the large dangling tampon will. This piece from South African graphic designer and illustrator @iamsaintrose is one of our absolute favourites.
We just love this piece from illustrator @sillyhilli, and the carefree look on the girl’s face as she casually perches on top of a sea of menstrual blood. Hey, sometimes you have to go with the flow and try to have a good time while your down below parts suffer, right?
Now for something a little more… erm, possibly illegal? Still, we can’t help but admire this show-stopping sculpture from @vagina_jul. If you want to see more of this giant bloody tampon, there’s a video on Instagram here.
This clever piece from artist @lisa.bagwell is a powerful statement about plastic in our oceans. Lisa creates “art from found objects”, and since tampon applicators are a huge contributor to our planet’s plastic problems, we can imagine it would be easy to find these artistic materials on the beach. But assembling them into this cool shark takes skill!
There are so many amazing pieces of art, but this one might just be our favourite. @normanarteb makes menstruating look like the most fun with this illustration called ‘People who Menstruate’. Can we join the period party, please?
Have you been stopped in your Instagram scrolling tracks by another piece of period art? We LOVE discovering more of these, so let us know over on our Instagram @itsyoppie!
You've got plenty going on even if you're aren't as Insta-addicted as we are, so don't forget that our personalised period subscription box can get organic cotton tampons, and much more, delivered easily and regularly through your letterbox. That's a bit less to worry about while you're getting on with life!
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