Hey, they's nekkid
I never thought body painting could be more than what you’d find at the petting zoo (face painting for kids) or in the pages of Sports Illustrated.
But I was wrong.
The German city of Mainz has been showcasing what’s possible for five years with a festival devoted entirely to the art of body painting.
According to the German magazine Der Spiegel:
Bodypainters came to the German city of Mainz for the Fifth International Bodypainting Festival at the weekend to adorn models from head to toe with brightly colored and in many cases highly original artwork. It’s a tough job for the models, some of whom have to sit or stand still for up to 14 hours. The artists competed in a number of categories including special effects, facepainting.
Check out a slideshow of this year’s creations here.
I say it’s about time we bring this to Charleston.
We have everything we need for a body painting festival. Well, not the artists. But we can import them.
As for the models, we’ve got plenty. If you don’t believe me, check out the Windjammer’s annual Bikini Bash.
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