Phantasmagoric body art from this year's World Bodypainting Festival

Artists from around the world gathered in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria earlier this month to partake in the 16th annual World Bodypainting Festival – and good god, were this year's entries astounding. (Remember: the canvas is literally bare human skin and is therefore potentially NSFW.) » 7/27/13 11:02am 7/27/13 11:02am

This woman is bodypainted with a gene linked to breast cancer [NSFW?]

Model Jessica Brown is painted with genetic imagery taken from scientific literature, by bodypainting expert Victoria Gugenheim as part of a new piece in the Guardian. These include an X chromosome on her leg, and a DNA helix on her torso with the visualization of the BRCA1 gene, linked to breast cancer. » 6/03/13 5:00pm 6/03/13 5:00pm