Body painting is a form of body art where artwork is painted directly onto the human skin. Unlike tattoos and other forms of body art, body painting is temporary, lasting several Bikini body painting or sometimes up to a few weeks in the case of mehndi or "henna tattoos" about two 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 Bikini body painting or full-body painting is more commonly referred to as body painting, while smaller or more detailed work can sometimes be referred to as temporary tattoos.
Body painting with clay and other natural pigments existed in most, if not all, tribalist cultures. Often worn during ceremonies, it still survives in this ancient form among the indigenous people of AustraliaNew Zealandthe Pacific islands and parts of Africa. A semi-permanent form of body painting known as Mehndiusing dyes made of henna leaves hence also known rather erroneously as "henna tattoo"is practiced in Indiaespecially on brides.
Since the late s, Mehndi has become popular amongst young women in the Western world. Many indigenous peoples of Central and South America paint jagua tattoosor designs with Genipa americana juice on their bodies. Indigenous peoples of South America traditionally use annattohuitoor wet charcoal to decorate their faces Bikini body painting bodies.
Huito is semi-permanent, and it generally takes weeks for this black Bikini body painting to fade.
Body painting is not always large pieces on fully nude bodies, but can involve smaller pieces on displayed areas of otherwise clothed bodies. There has been a revival of body painting in Western society since the s, in part prompted by the liberalization of social mores regarding nudity and often comes in sensationalist or exhibitionist forms. Body painting Bikini body painting sometimes used as a method of gaining attention in political protests, for instance those by PETA against Burberry.
Body painting led to a minor alternative art movement in the s and s, which involved covering a model in paint and then having the model touch or roll on a canvas or other medium to transfer the paint. French artist Yves Klein is perhaps the most famous for this, with his series of paintings "Anthropometries".
The effect produced by Bikini body painting technique creates an image-transfer from the model's body to the medium. This includes all the curves of the model's body typically female being reflected in the outline of the Bikini body painting.
This technique was not necessarily monotone; multiple colors on different body parts sometimes produced interesting effects. Joanne Gair is a body paint artist whose work appeared for the tenth consecutive year in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Body painting festivals happen annually across the world, bringing together professional body painters and keen amateurs. Body painting can also be seen at some football matches, at rave partiesand at certain festivals.
The World Bodypainting Festival is a three-day festival which originated in and which has been held in KlagenfurtAustria since Participants attend from over fifty countries and the event has more than 20, visitors. In Italy, the Rabarama Skin Art Festival held every year during the Summer and Autumn, with a tour in the major Italian citiesis a different event focused on the artistic side of body painting, highlighting the emotional impact of the painted body in a Bikini body painting performance  more than the decorative and technical aspects of it.
Bikini body painting particular form of creative art is known as "Skin Art". Bikini body painting s supermodel Bikini body painting is a much appreciated muse for bodypaint artists. Images of her in the book Transfigurations by photographer Holger Trulzsch have frequently been emulated. More recently Dutch art photographer Karl Hammer has taken center stage with his combinations of body painting and narrative art fantastic realism. Following the already established trend in Western-Europe, body painting has become more widely accepted in the United States since the early s.
Since the Australian visual artist Emma Hack has been creating photographs of painted naked human bodies that visually merge with a patterned background wall inspired by the wallpaper designs of Florence Broadhurst.
Hack is best known for the Gotye music video for the song Somebody That I Used to Knowwhich uses stop-motion animation body painting and has received over million views on YouTube. Hack's artworks are exhibited worldwide. Los Angeles artist, Paul Roustanis known for his work in body painting and photography which spans both the fine art and commercial worlds. His body painting has garnered numerous awards, including winner of the North American Body Paint Championships.
Trina Merry is a body painter known for camouflaging models into settings, backgrounds and, in her "Lust of Currency" series, famous paintings.
Merry's collection was exhibited during Miami Bikini body painting Basel in  and at the Superfine! New York art fair in May Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes is known for her style of painting her own body to camouflage herself against complex floral backgrounds and natural landscapes.
Many artists work professionally as body painters for television commercials, such as the Natrel Plus campaign featuring models camouflaged as trees. Stills advertising also used body painting with hundreds of body painting looks on the pages of the world's magazines every year. Body painters also work frequently in the Bikini body painting arena especially in science fiction with an increasing number of elaborate alien creations being body Bikini body painting.
Syl Verberk nicknamed "syllie faces" is a commercial body paint artist who, as a two-time European champion and winner of various prizes, is frequently consulted by major companies and theme parks for their advertisements and designs. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issuepublished annually, has frequently featured a section of models that were body painted, attired in renditions of swimsuits or sports jerseys. Also Playboy magazine has frequently made use of body painted models. In the Playmates at Play at the Playboy Mansion calendar, all Playmates appeared in the calendar wearing bikinis, but Playmates Karen McDougal and Hiromi Oshima actually appeared in painted-on bikinis for their respective months.
The success of body painting has led to many notable international competitions and a specific trade magazine Illusion Magazine  for this industry, showcasing work around the world.
Face painting is the artistic application of cosmetic "paint" to a person's face. From ancient times, it has been used for huntingreligious reasonsand military reasons such as camouflage Bikini body painting to indicate membership in a military unit. In some forms of folk dancesuch as Border Morristhe faces of the dancers are painted with a black pigment in a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages.
In the 18th century cosmetic face painting became popular with men and women of the aristocracy and the nouveau riche but it died out in Western culture after the Bikini body painting of the French aristocracy.
During the 19th century blackface theatrical makeup gained popularity when it was used by non-black performers to represent black peopletypically in a minstrel show. Actors and clowns around the world have painted their faces—and sometimes bodies—for centuries, and continue to do so today.
More subdued form of face paints for everyday occasions evolved into the cosmetics we know today. For several decades it has been a common entertainment at county fairslarge open-air markets especially in Europe and the Americasand other locations that attract children and adolescents. Face painting is very popular among children Bikini body painting theme parksparties and festivals throughout the Western world.
Though the majority of face painting is geared towards children, many teenagers and adults enjoy being painted for special events, such as sports events to give support to their team or country or charity fund raisers.
Face painting is also a part of cosplay practice, and is enjoyed yearly by people who dress up as zombies to dance with the annual worldwide "Thrill the World" event on the Saturday before Halloween. It is common to find if someone is dressed Bikini body painting an animal costume, a black nose will be added Bikini body painting to give the impression of an animal face and not just body.
Sometimes, a full face is added or sometimes none at all. Most theme parks have booths scattered around where a person can have a design painted on their face.