Body-painting (also body painting and bodypainting) is when special colors are applied to a human's skin. The colors used are temporary. Depending on the color used, paintings last between a few hours, and a few weeks.
Body-painting can be done for various reasons. Examples are:
- to make a work of art
- to camouflage one's body
- to act in some traditional theatre
- to take part in some traditional ceremony
- to party, to create a sensation
Huli man from Papua New Guinea
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