People have been applying colorful paint to their bodies since the beginning of time to enhance beauty or as war paint. These days body painting is enjoying a popularity surge. What are your thoughts on body painting?
The use of body paint to highlight, enhance or symbolize something has a history that dates back thousands of years. For example, mehndi, a ceremonial art form using henna, has been practiced on the Indian Subcontinent for centuries. Today, henna hand tattoos are popular. The dye is not permanent and will fade after a few hours or days.
Body painting can be done a number of ways. Are there any you’ve tried or would like to try? We’d like to hear about it! And as a thank you, one participant will receive a backpack full of items produced exclusively for DW.
This is the kind of body painting I’d like to try / have tried:
- artistic designs
- Henna tattoo (temporary)
- traditional war paint
- team colors for a sporting event or character make-up
- another form of body painting