Wonder how a certain type of body art is done? These articles will give you information and an overview, and are not advocating home body modification.
Black Henna Warning
The ancient skin art of henna body painting has recently come under fire as some people who get painted then have adverse reactions. It turns out the big problem is not the henna at all, but the addition of a modern chemical by artists attempting to speed up the process.
Body Art for Halloween
Dressing up for Halloween is the perfect time to play with body art and sometimes body art makes it really easy to do your costume too.
Body painting info, including make-up and liquid latex body painting techniques.
Body Piercing and Branding Intensives [offsite link]
Fakirīs Body Piercing and Branding Intensives are the ONLY COMPREHENSIVE courses of instruction available today for those who would prepare themselves to do skilled, safe, aesthetically pleasing, and sophisticated body piercing and branding.
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.
DIY Punk Rock Hair
Dyeing your hair is one of the most common forms of body art. Here are some tricks and tips for doing your own punk rock hair.
Does Tattooing Hurt?
The end result of being tattooed is gorgeous artwork, but the process involves a motorized needle pushing ink into your skin. Doesn't this hurt?
Henna Body Painting
What is henna body painting all about? How does it work? And how long does it last?
The basics of the ancient body art of henna, also called mehandi. Includes design samples, a basic recipe and supplemental ingredients, tips for application and how to have long-lasting designs.
An index of henna articles, tips and resources.
How is a Tattoo Done?
How does getting a tattoo differ from getting an injection? Why do homemade tattoos look blurry? And how do tattoos stay permanently when so many other things done to the skin are temporary?
Let's Talk Tattoo Removal
One of the biggest changes in the history of tattoos is that they are slowly going from being totally permanent to somewhat removable. Let's talk about how tattoo removal works.
Make Temp Tattoos Look Good
Ever wanted to sport a fabulous piece of skin art, but didnt want the real deal? Or blur the line between reality and your character with stick-on tattoos as part of your Halloween costume.
Making Your Own Henna Paste
How to mix basic henna powder paste along with a lemon-sugar glaze to help it set and last longer.
Tattoo and Piercing Supplies [offsite link]
Here are many links to many tattoo and body piercing supply companies, as well as some select auctions of tattoo machines and supplies along with body piercing kits.
Temporary Tattoos Explained
What is the difference between 'tattooing' and 'temporary tattooing' for those who would like to test the waters and how long you can expect your new exploration to last.
The Tattoo Business [offsite link]
Books on how to tattoo, info about apprenticeships, links to tattoo supply companies and much more!
The Truth About Tattoo Removal
A basic overview of tattoo removal methods for those considering getting tattooed or those unhappy with their tattoos.
Once or twice a year you see a shocker headline focusing on the modern body art of tongue splitting. Only recently in existence as a body modification, this complex and permanent procedure has a small and devoted following in the body art world.
Why Wonīt You Tell Me How To Pierce Myself?
One periodic question I get as the body art editor is how to do self-piercing. Hereīs why I wonīt tell anyone how to pierce themselves.
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