Body painting, or sometimes body painting, is a form of body art. Unlike tattoo and other forms of body art, body painting is temporary, painted onto the human skin, and lasts for only several hours, or at most a couple of weeks.
Body painting that is limited to the face is known as face painting. Body painting is also referred to as (a form of) temporary tattoo; large scale or full-body painting is more commonly referred to as body painting, while smaller or more detailed work is generally referred to as temporary tattoos.
Body painting with clay and other natural pigments existed in most, if not all, tribalism cultures. Body painting is not always large pieces on fully nu*e bodies, but can involve smaller pieces on displayed areas of otherwise clothed bodies. Many artists work professionally as body painters across the world.
Body painters also work frequently in the film arena especially in science fiction with more and more elaborate alien creations being body painted. Stills advertising also used body painting with hundreds of body painting looks on the pages of the world’s magazines every year.
In this post I have collected some of the most eye catching body painting art we have seen. Enjoy!!!