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.
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.
The trend really took off at Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn last month.
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!