These Photographs From Austria’s World Bodypainting Festival Are Absolutely Mind-Boggling

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Image: Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images
Image: Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images

And nowhere is this highly skilled craft celebrated more than at the World Bodypainting Festival, which is where all these decorated models you see before you were. In fact, the 2016 event attracted no less than 300 artists from 45 countries.

Image: Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images
Image: Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images

Taking place over the course of three days in July, the fascinating festival is the perfect showcase for body painting. Indeed, visitors have the chance to indulge their artistic talents, check out exhibitions and enjoy a party or three in an Alpine oasis. After all, it takes place on the banks of southern Austria’s beautiful Lake Wörthersee.

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Image: Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images
Image: Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images

But the event isn’t just for artistic professionals. No, thousands of people from around the globe attend to check out the wicked designs and electric atmosphere. In 2016, for instance, those intrigued by body painting could find out how it’s done at various workshops and showcases.

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