Body Art Chic

Body Art Chic

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by Barry Bish, Laura Hodgson, Laura Hodgson
     
 

Addicted to adornments? Dedicated to decoration? Here at last is a book bursting with ideas to dye for. The world of body art is brought to you through step-by-step instructions. Create sensational bindis, funky little hair knots, dazzling nail art, temporary tattoos, fluorescent clubbing designs, dramatic stencilled silhouettes.the possibilities are

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Addicted to adornments? Dedicated to decoration? Here at last is a book bursting with ideas to dye for. The world of body art is brought to you through step-by-step instructions. Create sensational bindis, funky little hair knots, dazzling nail art, temporary tattoos, fluorescent clubbing designs, dramatic stencilled silhouettes.the possibilities are endless.

About the Author:

Barry Bish is first and foremost an artist. He learned his body-painting skills in Los Angeles working as an assistant to Joanne Gair. He has painted stars such as Janet Jackson, and now lives in England with his wife and daughter. The first book he worked on was Kyle Cathie's mini book Body Art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570761560
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.34(d)

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Chapter One


arm munition


Tattoos around the upper arm are becoming ever more popular. Celtic bands and organic designs are appearing everywhere from New York to Moscow. The designs opposite elaborate on those themes. On the front flap of the cover you will find a stencil which can be used to create another design.


you will need ...
... a friend to help you!
... tattoo inks and a fine art brush or
temporary mehndi body ink.
(see page 94) or liquid eyeliner
... talcum powder refract to set
(if using eyeliner or tattoo ink)


For a slightly different look, use the stencil on the front flap of the cover and follow instructions.


1 To ensure that your design circles your arm perfectly, use a loose elastic band as a guide to get a neat horizontal line.

2 Draw a wavy line carefully around your upper arm.

3 Add decorative flourishes and curls at regular intervals along the circling band.

4 Finish with little dots above and below.


Removal

Tattoo inks — rubbing alcohol or a lot of soap and water.
Body paint, or temporary mehndi body ink — soap and water.


"double joy"


The Chinese character "double joy" is used in China at weddings as it means great happiness and the two elements of the word's design also allude to the joining of man and wife.


youwill need ...
... black body paint or black tattoo ink
... a fine art brush
... talcum powder to set


1 Sketch a rough outline of the character in kohl pencil.

2 In paint or ink, follow the photographs to achieve the finished look.

3 Using talcum powder and a powder puff, lightly dust the design to set it.


Removal

Tattoo inks — rubbing alcohol or a lot of soap and water.
Body paint — soap and water.


mixed emotions


This is a variation on the infamous knuckle tattoos `love' and `hate'. To ring the changes you could write the words on your nails. Hearts have been used in tattoo designs for centuries. They look great in any form, painted anywhere on the body. Try a simple red heart on your upper arm or a black heart-beauty spot on your cheek!


you will need (for the hands)...
... either white mehndi or
white body paint
... a fine brush


1 Carefully spell out `love' and `hate' on to your left and right hands.


you will need (for the hands)...
... a kohl pencil
... a fine brush
... a fill-in brush
... selection of body/face paints — red, black, yellow and white


1 Sketch out heart shape in pencil.

2 With the fill-in brush, paint the heart red and add yellow for the flames.

3 Add a little black to the red to darken it, then add in some shading around the outer edges to add a little depth.

4 Add thin white lines radiating from the heart with the fine brush.

5 Using the same brush and black paint, add the ring of thorns.

6 Powder and set


Removal

Body paint — soap and water.


star-crossed lovers


Quite often bold is best. Revealing a simple cross can knock 'em dead. We show how to create a Celtic cross below but you could try a Maltese cross, or an Egyptian ankh (see right, T-shaped, with a loop above the horizontal bar) to symbolise `life'.


you will need ...
... body paint or tattoo ink
(we used black)
... a fine art brush
... talcum powder to set


1 Prepare the skin by wiping with astringent to remove grease or moisturiser.

2 Sketch out your design lightly with a kohl pencil.

3 Using a fine brush, begin to fill in with body paint or tattoo ink.

4 When finished, set by gently patting with talcum powder.


Removal

Tattoo inks — rubbing alcohol or a lot of soap and water.
Body paint — soap and water.

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Body Art Chic 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only reason to buy the book is the list of suppliers in the back. The only list I've found so far for paints which are safe for use on skin. I found this book disapointing. The photos are beautiful, but too much space is used on 'lick-and-stick' tatoos. One was more than enough. If you can't figure out how to apply them from the instuctions on the card, you have a problem... More images of body paint or henna would have been appropriate. The book also promised tips on makeup and hair, I found the styles mundane and the instructions mediocre .
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really neat and had alot of cool designs and tips on piercing stuff on my own sterilization tecniques and I gave it a try a i didnt get an infection,this book isnt for someone who takes tattoos and peircings serious* -Great for younger teens!