PICS: These breathtaking body painting designs from an African festival will leave you inspired


On its second year now, the Equatorial Guinea Bodypainting Festival marries art and beauty. The artists' present face paint art and 3D body paint art, and body paint pole dancing performances.

The festival boasts growth every month with artists, models, photographers and tourists participating in the festival.

Bodypainting artists from all over the world gather at the festival to present breath-taking body art. See the outstanding looks below:

Avi Ram, the artist who was one half of the duo that painted Cardi B and City Girls' Yung Miami on their video Twerk, showed the following work at the festival

Italian painter Matteo Arfanotti showed the following work for a pole dancing show

A roundup of the festival events

These are the looks from the inaugural year 

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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