Camouflage Your Body with Body Art
Non-Permanent Body Art for Those that do not Want Tattoos
This website is all about the art of camouflaging your body.
Whether it be painting your body, making yourself a human statue, covering yourself with glitter, the art of Henna or just using good old fashioned military camouflage, this website covers them all.
Please take this illustrative journey of different examples of body art. Although tattoos are considered body art, they aren't covered here. All of this art is temporary, unless you use permanent ink! Ha!
If you like what you see, please vote on your favorites as you go and also add any comments.
Thank you for the visit and please forward this site to your friends so they can vote for themselves.
Body Art as a Form of Camouflage
Body art has been around for thousands of years.
The body has been used as a blank canvas for many different mediums. While tattooing is the most popular today, there are other ways to illustrate your body.
While body art can be pretty, you are basically camouflaging your body to make it whatever you want it to be. Paints can be used to disguise you so you can't be seen or if you are seen; your body is altered significantly so you are actually seeing the artwork, not the body.
Art has always been considered to the taste of the individual. While you may like some types, you may not like others.
I will try to cover several different types in this website. Please feel free to participate and let me know what you think. I may add your ideas if you request it..
Military Camouflage Style Face Paint
Camouflage dates back to the time of the Ninja in Japan but he use of camouflage makeup is more recent.
Many in history have used dirt, mud and other natural substances. Immersion in mud was used in the 1840s in India. Can it be assumed that this was the first known intentional mud bath?
Camo sticks began to be used in the military and later were issued by the military. I was in the US Army and remember being issued camo sticks to use. While we were trained to use them, I never considered camouflage as art.
Today, military camouflage has been used by models and in artwork. It definitely requires talent to apply and many are better than others.
Paint your own Body with your own Body Paint!
This body paint is some of the best on the market.
It is paint and peel so it is also easy to remove.
Book of Military Camouflage - Different types and who used them
This book covers the history of military camouflage and over 450 designs since it's inception.
It shows the patterns from old-school basic camo to the newer florescent styles.
If you want to know how to do camouflage correctly, this is the book to get.
Did You Enjoy The Camouflage Photos?
Which was your favorite?
Do you believe that Military Camouflage should be considered body art?
This Guy Needs to Go Back to Camouflage School
Human Statue Body Art
Human statue body art has become very popular today.
It first started in the 1945 where there was a film entitled "Children of Paradise" that depicted a human statue. Today, there are festivals and events that have human statues and it has also been depicted in Science Fiction movies and venues.
Some use it as a means to make money as a street performer, or "busker."
The photos that I show below came from Australia where Human Statue Body Art is en vogue.
An interesting perspective on human statues and human statue art.
Everything you wanted to know and with colorful illustrations.
The Human Statue Photo Poll
Which statue did you prefer?
What is your opinion of Human Statue Body Art?
Mehndi with Henna
Mehndi is temporary tattooing with a reddish rust ink derived from the Henna plant.
It has been used as an art for over 6,000 years and can be traced back to Cleopatra and Nefertiti. It is very popular in culture today and is no longer strictly limited to culture. Since the late 1990s, Mehndi has become more popular in Western culture, although certain cultures still use it to celebrate events. You can get Henna artwork in any large city.
It is done with Henna powder, turned into paste and then applied to the skin. The bottoms of the feet and palms of hands are more susceptible to the longest-lasting art.
Mehndi Designs: Traditional Henna Body Art - by Marty Noble
So you want to do Mehndi Henna body art? This is the book for you.
This book covers many designs, styles and techniques. Since this is an art, it is not always easy and you need instructions. Here you go! Have fun!
The Henna Photo Poll
What was your favorite example of Henna?
Do you like Henna?
Human body painting can be dated back to the cave painters in France. Ochre and other colors were used on bodies, as well as in the cave art. Some of the art depicted body painting.
Body painting is ritualistic in some cultures but became an art form in the expressionism of the 1960s. Many were arrested for doing it because some of the most popular was on nudes and in public.
Body painting is now considered art and is seen in many venues. It can be considered fine art and also is at many festivals. I have shown some examples below in which the body is camouflaged in various ways.
Body Painting - by Doug Mitchell
If you love body painting, you will need to see this book.
This book covers designs and other aspects of body paintings.
Filled with full color illustrations, this would make a good conversation piece or coffee table book.
Did You Enjoy the Body Painting Photos?
Vote on your favorite painted body art
Should painted bodies be considered art?
Glitter Body Art
Glitter body art has become more popular within the last ten years.
Although many associate glitter with younger generations, it is now becoming more popular in the adult arena.
Glitter is applied over glue or an adhesive substance applied to the skin. Without the adhesive, the glitter would not stick or stay. With the adhesive, the glitter can stay in place for several weeks.
Glitter body art can be done with different designs and medium including non toxic glitter-type paint, larger glitter pieces or along with other designs. Creativity provides no limit to the beauty of this artwork.
All that Glitters Scented Shimmer Body Spray
Shimmer and also smell good with this wonderful glittery shimmery body spray.
If you want the glitter look without the mess or the complications, a spray on glimmer is the best way to go.
Makes a great gift!
What Did You Think of the Body Glitter Photos?
Do you have a favorite glitter photo?
Would you or do you decorate your body with glitter?