Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Body Art - Body Painting, Tattooing, Body Scarring

Body Art is art on, using or involving the body. Throughout history, one of the most popular artistic mediums has been the body, from body scarring and piercing to face painting and tattooing.

In history, tribal paints and tattoos were worn by tribe members to represent certain ranks and achievements. In the modern day, these tribes still exist. They consist of the various groups and gangs scattered throughout the world.

In western culture, what is popular is greatly influenced by those in the public eye, such as celebrities, musicians and film stars. A lot of people get tattoos and/or piercing done to be like those they admire.

Stage and film performances often require a person’s body be partly or fully painted as part of their costume. Often temporary tattoos are used to get the effect the director is looking for. Make-up and other body paints are a big form of body-art in everyday life as well as in performance.

Body art is a form of expression all throughout the world but sometimes you only want the art on your skin for the night, not forever. Temporary tattoos are a great for this. They work well to complete a costume look and are equally popular with everyday outfits. Some people have religious or spiritual motivations or simply want to express themselves or share their beliefs. Body Art is a great way to achieve this.

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