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11 / 07 / 2016
Artist transforms arm into 3D octopus tentacle

Reporter Emma James offers her arm to award winning artist Alicia Sim to turn into a piece of art. Having my arm look like an octopus tentacle was something I never anticipated. But, it happened, and it looked so realistic it freaked me out a bit – even though […] Read more Artist transforms arm […]

11 / 05 / 2016
Making a Living Painting the Dead

Store owner Mike Murray models makeup by artist Colleen Jones. (Erica Gunderson / Chicago Tonight) Halloween weekend has descended upon Chicago Bodypaint and Cosplay , where the shop talk is probably nothing like you’ve ever had around the water cooler: How can you approximate the look of exposed subdermal […] Read more Making a Living […]

11 / 03 / 2016
carry the ocean uv body painting - front side

  The design for this UV body painting piece starts with the colorful and peaceful ocean scene on the front with a couple dolphins swimming in the distance. We added the dolphins to symbolize the model’s willingness to help people around her who are in need. The model describes herself as a free spirit who […]

10 / 12 / 2016
Finn Balor paint and tattoos: What do they mean?

The many faces of Finn Finn Balor has one of the most interesting gimmicks in professional wrestling today. Every live special/Pay-Per-View special, Balor comes out in body paint, unleashing his “Demon” character. After he came to the main roster, he began to be known as “The Demon King”. The […] Read more Finn Balor paint […]

10 / 08 / 2016
Bodypainting Comes Alive In The Triad

Five-time world champions Scott Fray and Madelyn Greco busy at work. Credit: Living Art America The art of bodypainting with clay or other natural pigments has been around in tribal cultures forever. Unlike tattooing, it washes off, and unlike temporary tattoos, the model often wears nothing but a thin […] Read more Bodypainting Comes Alive […]