Body painting – art in modern day scenario

Body painting

Ancient civilizations are the first to have used body painting. At the time, the painting was done mostly for social purposes, to impress the enemy, mark belonging or social status. Each tribe has its own meaning of body painting and some companies still retain the traditional look of this art. This is particularly the case of India, during religious ceremonies.

Today, painting on body is mostly practiced in a fun and ornamental purposes, especially in the West. Meanwhile tattoo and piercing is another way to decorate the body, but so fleeting.  Once the painted body, there is no real risk of molestation. The value of body painting is to make his body art and painting is done on a naked body in general work.

The practice of body painting

If you're tempted by the body painting, a few precautions are taken. First, the skin should be clean and healthy. Operate on irritated or scarred areas should be avoided as this may cause serious damage. The equipment used (brush, sponge ...) must be thoroughly cleaned before and after the operation. Regarding the paint, there are commercially pallets specially formulated for body paint.

The paintings usually used for buildings or tables are absolutely to be avoided. Before staining itself, it is preferable to define the pattern to be made using a marker. Currently, the themes are in vogue in the fantasy world, the animal world, or camouflage, but everything is permitted. It all depends on your desires and your inspiration.

Safety Measures for Body Painting

  • Make sure that the body paint is safe for your particular skin type.
  • Taking professional help to paint your body with the desired design or costume character that you wish to imitate.
  • Make sure before buying paint that it is free from toxins. Look for ingredients that are not safe like lead, PPD, CI 77007, CI 15985 and like that.
  • Make sure that it is safe for children & look for the age limit that it is permitted for.
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