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BUSHIDO: LEGACIES OF THE JAPANESE TATTOO not only shows modern Japanese tattooing, but also explores the connections to ancient samurai honor codes and ethics.
Rooted firmly in spiritual practices and imagery, the practice of Buddhist tattooing has been going on for thousands of years. Now, with tougher economic times and shifting political climates, this tradition is seeing a bit of a resurgence.
One tattoo style that goes in and out of fashion is the "break-thru" tattoo. With these designs, the illusion is of breaking the skin to reveal something else below.
Much as design can be inked or cut into the skin, they can also be burned. Designed and executed by an experienced body artist, branding can produce subtle and organic body art designs.
Body-Painting Sports Fans
Celebrating their teams with flying colors are the body-painting sports fans. Learn how to easily turn your face or torso into a piece of sports apparel! (and then wash-up relatively easily)
The reshaping of the human body can take many forms, both temporary or permanent. Methods have varied with cultural preference but all are an attempt to express personal and societal ideals of beauty.
Body Piercings and Temperature Shifts
Should you be concerned about body piercings when it gets really hot or really cold? Most often that depends on just how extreme the weather has become.
Body Painting with Makeup
Whether a solid color or an elaborate pattern, body painting is a temporary way to experience total body art. Transformation through the use of makeup is one of the oldest body art techniques in the world.
Body Painting Books
This temporary body art form has been brought fully into the modern age with glow-in-the-dark makeup and airbrushes. Pictures and how-to guides for full body painting or makeup.
Body Painting and THE PILLOW BOOK
Peter Greenaway tells the story of Nagaiko, whose father would paint her name on her face each year on her birthday. Grown up, she searches for a lover who will do the same, and for a way to leave her mark on the world.
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