07/09/2013 05:36 pm ET

World Bodypainting Festival 2013 Portraits Will Blow Your Mind (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Since 1998, bodypaint enthusiasts, artists and models have flocked to the Austrian city of Poertschach for the world's largest bodypainting showcase and competition.

Held this year from July 1 through July 7, this edition attracted thousands of visitors and artists from more than 40 countries, according to the competition's website. Contests were held during the day as well as at night in order to judge the special UV paint category. The festival also featured dozens of workshops and lectures on the art of bodypainting.

Take a look at some of the amazing artwork in the photos below.

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