Now Playing Tracks

swiper-the-vixen:

MYTH BUSTED.

If you’ve ever been told that the color of your lips inherently matches the color of your nipples, then you’ve been told a total shitting lie.

Nipples contain melanin, the protein that causes freckles, moles, and (most) birthmarks to be dark or brownish. Lips do not contain melanin, which is why the bloody pink/red color of flesh and fatty tissue is able to show through the very thin layer of non-pigmented skin that covers them.

LIPS ARE NOT OFTEN THE SAME COLOR AS NIPPLES. And if they are, it’s due to genetic coincidence, not general trend or fact.

Thank you and have a very nice, nipply day.

To Tumblr, Love Pixel Union