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From Commercial Body Painting to Illusory Skin Art

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jul 5, 2009   Updated: May 9 2011
Body paint is at once beautiful, titillating and extraordinary. Body painting turns human skin into a canvas, 'clothing' and moving art.

These body paint features showcase body painting at its best. From sensual body paint bikinis to extreme body painting competitions and canvases for activism, you're sure to find a collection of body paint photos that suits your fancy.

Implications - The beauty of body paint is that it shows the human body's ability to act as a canvas. Some of the most fascinating paint jobs involve transforming the model into a completely different being. The intricacies and details seen in some of these artworks demonstrates that the body can be used as a medium for artistic expression in many ways.