Tattoos by artist David Hale

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By Micha Hilliard in New Art on Wednesday 18 September 2013

I’ve long wanted to get a back tattoo and have been looking for just the right artist. It’s important to me that he/she has a signature technique and sensibility. That’s how I discovered David Hale. I had never seen such preciseness in a tattooist.

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Leg doodles take classroom boredom to a whole new level

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 September 2013

While most of us got in trouble whenever we were caught doodling in class, 19-year old Jody Steel got a job offer instead. Whenever boredom got the best of her, Jody would doodle amazing portraits on her leg as a way to pass the time. Some of these portraits include: Breaking Bad’s Walter White, Freddy […]

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Human again: Bodypaint slowly eroded by milk

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Alexa Meade, who regularly blurs the line between reality and art by painting directly on human bodies, recently collaborated with performance artist Sheila Vand. With Vand painted and submerged in a pool of milk, Meade had to fight against time to capture her shapeshifting form as portraits while the paint on Vand seeped into the […]

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Disturbing new body art by Chooo-san

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 19 April 2013

What were these people thinking? I mean, since when is having a hug zipper down your back a sign of beng attractive? These photos of acrylic paint on flesh are the brain child of 19-year-old Chooo-san. Disturbing as they are, they’re strangely impressive. Absolutely no photoshop involved.

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Zipping up the human body and more

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 27 October 2012

After chancing upon a picture of one of super-young (she’s 19) Japanese artist Chooo-San’s acrylic body painting works on Facebook, we had to find more. And find, we did: more zippers, buttons, laces and power sockets. Our favourite’s still the one with the zipper on the back. Wonder if we’ll see the ubiquitous ‘YKK’ on the pull-tab if we look closer.

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Human body paintings by Gesine Marwedel

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Tuesday 15 May 2012

The human body is a literal canvas for Gesine Marwedel. The 24 year-old German artist paints her subjects as an animal or with detailed, jaw-dropping sceneries that look mega fantastic under black light.

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Guitar body art by Emma Hack

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By Rogue Rouge in Video on Friday 15 October 2010

This video is a behind the scenes look at South Australian artist Emma Hack painting the Adelaide Guitar Festival image on a nude model. The womanly curves of the guitar come alive with every brush stroke. The beautiful guitar music that accompanies the video is by Leonard Grigoryan of the Grigoryn Brothers and was remixed […]

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Body art by Kim Joon

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By Zolton in New Trends on Tuesday 18 May 2010

Korean artist Kim Joon takes body art to a whole new level using his subjects as a creative, sprawling, slightly flawed (hey, we’re only human) canvas on which to create hi vibrant, colourful, and dynamic artworks.

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