Day of the Dead inspired glitter tattoo bodypaint

Oct 2015

So for the second paint of this Wednesday (seeing as Paintopia Jennie & I were all set up already), we’d been lucky to get Emily Quantrill. She rushed straight over after managing to leave work early. Whilst her partner David Smith (who joined our world after booking me to paint him as a Na’vi from Avatar a few years back and he’s a very popular bodypaint model in his spare moments now) let my mum feed him with lots of home baking, I did a fast simple line sketch on Emily.

Sugar Skull dotd emily glitter bodypaint cloaked dark logo

As it’s getting near to Hallowe’en we fancied doing something spooky-ish but pretty (Horribly Pretty) and I decided to use the Sugar Skull celebrations popular in Mexico as inspiration. (I lived in Belize over the border from Mexico for several years and loved the colour and happiness of their festival).

Using  my fave BodyFX NZ foam latex breast shields, we started a  blue-shaded underlayer. I stencilled and overpainted in white and then began free hand glitter tattooing accents using the cosmetic water based adhesive and fine-tipped bottles I sell.

Sugar Skull dotd emily glitter bodypaint smile down crop logoSugar Skull dotd emily glitter bodypaint smile look up logo

Jennie added in lots of double-dipped  flowers to represent the chrysanthemums which are the traditional flowers for the event. I’d also made some for her hair.

Sugar Skull dotd emily glitter bodypaint side all logo

Jennie had to leave so I finished off adding multicoloured layers of cosmetic glitter (Kryolan, JT glitters & Facade glitters).

Sugar Skull dotd emily glitter bodypaint sideSugar Skull dotd emily glitter bodypaint cloaked crop logo

Then as it was getting late & I’m rubbish with hair, we put on some amazing lashes, put her hair up simply and left David C (not the beardy body builder boyf) to his photo shoot with Emily. I sadly realised then the time-lapse camera hadn’t worked again, doh we are jinxed…

Sugar Skull dotd emily glitter bodypaint above ed logoSugar Skull dotd emily glitter bodypaint 1st down logo

Anyway I adore the colours in this – thanks so much to all involved!

Sugar Skull dotd emily glitter bodypaint wide down logo

 

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