Celebrity Body Paint Art

Kim Kardashian sparkled in silver on the pages of W magazine in 2010. Readers interpreted the look as a skintight bodysuit, but the reality star actually posed in just metallic body paint.

For her 2012 “Where Have You Been” music video,Rihanna turned reptilian thanks to the work of some amazing body-paint artists. Strategically placed “scales” adorned her spine and chest in such perfection that it was hard to believe the singer didn’t actually sprout crocodile hide.


Kate Upton chose to bare it all, with the exception of some beautiful (and well-placed) paint in the 2013 swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated. Body art has never been hotter!