The 18th edition of the World Bodypainting Festival saw more than 45 nations competing. The event took place between 3 and 5 July in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria.
Spaceman: Models decorated with constellations and abstract swirls in the World UV award competition
Curtains up: a ballet dancer performs on the stage below the curtains of a theatre painted on this model, who crowns her artwork with a jester’s hat.
This model poses acrobatically with hair decorated with snooker balls and a rather unsettling image of a jester inside a man’s brain.
Pinball wizard: an arcade-inspired design.
This majestic creation blends planets, alien figures and what looks like a rollercoaster track to turn the model into a galaxy not so far away.
Bodypainting artist Brittney Pelloquin designed this image, incorporating time, a lion, literature, and a watchful eye.
This Aztec-inspired design makes the model’s headdress the focus of the piece.
Even the spiked hair can’t distract attention from the watchful eye on the model’s chest.
This model is almost engulfed by her wolf headdress and sweeping coral shapes.
A tarot-inspired design incorporates the model’s striking contact lenses as part of the image