35 Female Body Painting Designs (Amazing Photos)


If you’re like most people, you have visited a modern art museum at some point in your life and formed a personal connection with a painting mounted upon a wall in a large, ornate frame. What you may have never considered is that your body could also be the canvas for an incredible piece of art.

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While visions of tattoo parlors come to mind when most people hear the phrase “body art,” body painting allows you the opportunity to express your creativity without the permanence of tattoos. Whether you are looking to temporarily bathe your skin in a breathtaking landscape scene or a quirky design, we have plenty of photos to inspire you.



A woman is ready to take on the world with this beautiful, full-body art design that is deeply rooted in navigation and maps.


Bright pink wings are just as stunning when painted upon human skin as when a butterfly flutters by with them.


There’s nothing hotter than a warm-toned oriental dragon snaking itself along a female frame.


At first glance, it seems that gorgeous model Kate Upton is rocking a bikini on her laser smoothened legs from one of the most popular fashion designers in the world. In reality, she’s donning a fabulous but temporary piece of art from a talented painter who stroked it upon her frame with a paintbrush.


A gorgeous snowy mountain scene with tones of gray and blue looks even more stunning on a human canvas than it would in a traditional frame.


There’s no better way to exercise your American freedom to make art of your choosing than by painting a patriotic flag design like this one onto a human form.


Body painting is often associated with sexuality and pornography, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Artist Phyllis Cohen is famous for her ability to make a woman appear to be fully outfitted in physical clothing. When you first take a look at this design, the amazingly realistic pinstriped suit appears to be made of fabric rather than paint.