These are the best images from the World Bodypainting Festival

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Sunday 30 July 2017 15:45
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Picture:(Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images)

Nudity warning: Some of these photos contain (painted over) nudity

It's that time of year again, the World Bodypainting Festival.

This is proper bodypaint, not the kind you get at a colour fight or holi festival, done solely for the profile picture potential.

Festival goers spend six hours being transformed into works of art.

In late July, participants assembled in Klagenfurt, Austria (where else), and here's some of the amazing images from the 30,000 strong festival.

Picture: Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images

2017 is the 20th year of the festival.

The week long festival ran from July 24 to Sunday 30.

With body paint dominating the daylight hours, night time activities included DJs, a fine art exhibition, a 'Zombie walk', and a 'body circus'.

Categories include types of painting (such as brush/sponge techniques), UV effects, and best professional make-up artist.

HT Mirror

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