Body marbling is basically the body paint of the future
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to have a tattoo but couldn’t stomach the commitment, you’re going to flip when you see this new body-art technique.
Are you ready?
Seriously, are you? Because body marbling is incredible.
A video posted by INSIDER (@thisisinsider) on Sep 6, 2016 at 3:05pm PDT
DID YOU SEE THAT? Phenomenal.
Music festival-goers were treated to body-marbling stations across the country this summer, where they entered as regular humans and left as glammed-up works of art.
A photo posted by Daria Nicole Montgomery (@goodtimes_goodvibes_) on Jun 20, 2016 at 2:25pm PDT
@summersetfest Day 3 !!! Last day to get your Tripadelic sleeve on --------- thank you @anastasiya.hilbran and he rest of the #drinkmonaco girls for the awesome photo! --------- #BLVisuals #BodyMarbling #BlackLightVisuals #SummerSetMusicFestival
A photo posted by Black Light Visuals (@blvisuals) on Aug 14, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT
A photo posted by Stephanie Landrosh (@slandrosh) on Jul 29, 2016 at 6:50pm PDT
What's more American than Red, White & Blue paint jobs? Doing it for FREE via the @budweiser booth at @madeinamerica2016 festival! Honored to be spreading Color and Smiles in Philadelphia ~ Happy Labor Day Weekend y'all! ----------- #BLVisuals #BlackLightVisuals #BodyMarbling #BudLightVisuals #Budweiser #Pro-Ject @pro_ject1 #Merica #RedWhiteandBlue #Patriotism #DipDye
A photo posted by Black Light Visuals (@blvisuals) on Sep 3, 2016 at 11:11am PDT
A photo posted by Black Light Visuals (@blvisuals) on Aug 27, 2016 at 10:50am PDT
Beards and Body Paint! Here @upnorthfest in #Michigan - Stop by and get painted up this weekend for only $5! ------- #BLVisuals #Michiganders #HomeTownLove #BlackLightVisuals #BodyMarbling #ArmDips #UpNorthFest #UpNorthFestival #RainRainGoAwayComeBackAnotherDay
A photo posted by Black Light Visuals (@blvisuals) on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:03pm PDT
The trend really took off at Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn last month.
A photo posted by G (@gerryh23) on Aug 27, 2016 at 12:07pm PDT
A photo posted by Augustus Alexander (@thekidplato) on Aug 27, 2016 at 1:37pm PDT
A photo posted by G (@gerryh23) on Aug 29, 2016 at 12:04pm PDT
Last month Adam and I volunteered planting/mulching trees to earn tickets to this years Afropunk. Truly inspired by the entire process and all the positivity, togetherness, and love this festival has been giving off #Afropunk #afropunk2016 #love #brooklyn #brooklynmusic #bandana #embroideredbandana #bodymarbling #blacklightvisuals #afropunkarmy #love
A photo posted by Tara (@taradiddle08) on Aug 27, 2016 at 4:54pm PDT
The process for achieving body-marbled bliss is pretty simple: Dip your arm (or other body part) into a salt water solution; while it dries, pick your paint colors and let the artist create a design; dip your arm; let it dry one last time — and you’re done!
Black Light Visuals is the company that’s been been servicing the music festival circuit this summer. It was created by artist Brad Lawrence, a graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, who was diagnosed at age 23 with chronic tendonitis in his wrists. Because of his condition, he had to give up sculpting and drawing — and that’s when he turned to body marbling. Since then, he’s been touring music festivals and making art on people’s bodies.
Talk about turning lemons into lemonade.
Want more? Check out this step-by-step video from Afropunk Festival, courtesy of Insider!
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