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Body Art

Skin Wars and the New Wave of Body Art

JK Russ | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
JK Russ

The interaction between body painter and human canvas is an integral component of both the process and the final result. For Robin Slonina who left a successful career as a mural painter to focus full-time on body painting, there is magic in the experience of seeing an artwork come to life.

Behold, The Camouflaged Nudes Of Master Body Painter Filippo Ioco

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts

Warning: this post contains some (highly disguised) nudity and may not be appropriate for work.  Hello reader. I know what you came here for. Nud...

Translating Tattoos: Lessons From the ER

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

It's easy to condemn what we don't understand or would never do ourselves. But maybe we should pause to consider the messages that tattoos are sending. In the process, we might love and understand our neighbors just a little better than before.

Jaw-Dropping Portraits Of Animals, Painted On Human Bodies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts

There’s more to this beautiful heron than meets the eye. It’s actually a human body covered intricately in paint. The stunning work was cr...

This Artist Sows Real Plants Into The Palm Of His Hand

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts

Artist David Catá, like many a contemporary artist, employs his body as an artistic medium. Catá, however, falls into a far smaller category of arti...

15 Beautiful And Badass Tattoo Artists To Follow On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts

So you want a tattoo. Or you want to dream about maybe, possibly, someday getting inked. Or perhaps you just want to spice up your Instagram feed with...

Meet The Art World's Closest Thing To A Living Chameleon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

Most often when we encounter body art, there's not much meaning behind the images aside from the fairly obvious fact that beautiful naked bodies cover...

The Emotional Stages Of A Septum Piercing

Dana Oliver | Posted 09.08.2014 | Style
Dana Oliver

I woke up one morning and decided that I wanted a septum piercing. Just like that, with no hesitation or long-time thinking.

LOOK: Artists Transform Partially Nude Bodies Into Vivid Masterpieces

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

The World Bodypainting Festival bills itself as "most colorful event in the world." This year's event, a wild bash of eye-popping design, psychedelic...

Can You Spot The Nude? (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts

For centuries, artists have been obsessed with painting the natural beauty of the nude female form. Yet, somewhere along the way, some ditched the can...

Artist Turns Her Rare Skin Condition Into An Inspirational Art Project

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts

Being comfortable in your own skin is no easy feat, no matter who you are. Brooklyn-based artist Ariana Page Russell, however, grew up struggling with...

First Tattoo Advice To Etch In Your Memory | Posted 06.17.2014 | Style

What's the number one thing you need to know according to our expert? Be prepared.

The Haunting Traces Of A Late Feminist Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts

Ana Mendieta died at just 36 years old, but the imprint of her life digs deeper than most. Mendieta's work occupies the indeterminate space between la...

This Bloody 'Human' Tent Might Be The Most Terrifying Thing You See Today

Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

Have you ever looked at a consumer object and, despite your best efforts, felt an unreasonable urge take over your body? A desire so magnetic you can'...

Can You Spot The Hidden Nude? (NSFW)

Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

Look at the ornate images below and you'll see an assortment of shapes and colors forming exotic forms that'd belong at home in a geometric fabric, Mo...

Do You Love Your Team This Much? Seahawks Fan Got Super Bowl Champs Tattoo BEFORE The Season

Ed Mazza | Posted 02.02.2014 | Sports

There's a fine line between delusional and confident -- and Seattle Seahawks fan Tim Connors is strutting right on it. Connors got a tattoo declari...

WATCH: When Paintings Come to Life (Literally)

TEDTalks | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends

alexa meadeIs that a painting -- or a person? Unconventional artist Alexa Meade slathers her subjects with paint, and even dunks them in a bathtub of milk, in pursuit of the perfect portrait.

The Body Art Dilemma -- How Brides Are Dealing With Tattoos on the Wedding Party

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Body art can be a very controversial issue with your wedding party -- especially if the bride or groom has a strong opinion on it and if any of their good friends happens to be tatted up.

Carl Warner's Mountains Are Made of Elbows and Knees

Megan Gambino | Posted 08.30.2013 | Arts
Megan Gambino


LOOK: He Has A Sexy Tattoo Of His Wife In A VERY Bizarre Place

Posted 06.18.2013 | Weddings

One English woman knows she's always on her husband's mind -- because he tattooed a picture of her on the back of his head. Bob Baker, 68, tattooed...

They're Putting Billboards On Beards And Calling It..

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.26.2013 | Small Business

Attention lumberjacks and hipsters: it's time to put that beard to work. A Kentucky-based advertising agency is offering $5 per day to men willing to ...

A Different Kind Of Tattoo Art

Posted 04.18.2013 | Arts

When Amanda Wachob graduated with a fine arts degree, she had no idea what to do next. Encouraged by friends, she became a tattoo artist's apprentice ...

A Look at Eyeball Tattoos and Extreme Body Modifications

La Carmina | Posted 06.16.2013 | Weird News
La Carmina

At underground parties, it's not unusual to see people in novelty contact lenses, which can re-create the golden glare of a tiger or the blue-in-blue of a Dune Fremen.

Men Have Body Image Issues, Too

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Kate Fridkis

People think body image is only about girls and women. When I say I write about body image, sometimes people say, "Oh, women's issues." And they are right. And they are wrong.

NSFW PHOTOS: 35 Stunning Body Paintings

Posted 03.29.2013 | Arts

Before hundreds set a world record for "Most Bodies Painted" and Kate Upton donned body paint for Sports Illustrated, artists painted on human forms j...