Different Types of Body Art

These are the different types of body art:

Jewelry is the most common type. This is a temporary type that almost everybody wears (sometimes) like a ring or necklace.

Tattoos are a type of body art that is permanent. Tattoos are created by colored materials that are advantageously added to the leather surface. The most common reasons for getting tattooed are:

  • Want to show your individuality and uniqueness
  • Belongs to a group that has tattoos
  • Pleasure your partner
  • Identify with a (known for tattoos) subculture

Piercings are a temporary type (which can leave a scar when removed). Body piercing is the creation of an opening in the human body where jewelry can be worn and the word piercing refers to this opening. The most common piercing is an earring, but you can get a piercing in almost every part of your body.

Nail art is another temporary type applied to the nails. It is really nice and affordable. It consists of (colorful) decorations on your (natural or false) nails. It can be anything from rocks and sparkles to small feathers.

Body color is also a temporary type. It is painted on the skin, and lasts only for several hours.

Nowadays body painting becomes very popular in the use of television a film project, advertising, media, sports, modeling events, the runway and more.

Airbrush is also a temporary type. Ink is sprayed onto the skin of an artist (sometimes through a stencil). The resulting design usually reflects the appearance of a true tattoo, without pain. If you use the best inks, the tattoo may be at least two weeks.

Henna is another temporary type. Henna paste of a flowering plant used for body colors (and nails) color and hair color, especially at various festivals and festivities. The paste is left on the skin for a few hours to overnight and the stain lasts for a few days to one month. How long it will be depends on how long it is allowed to stay on the skin, the quality and the individual skin type.

Dental art is also a type of body art. The different types of dental art, some are permanent, some are temporary:

  • you can replace your tooth (or teeth) with (a) gold one (one)
  • You can get a (removable) cap for a tooth
  • You can get a (removable) grill for all your teeth
  • you can get a diamond in a tooth (or in more teeth)

Scalpelling is a type of body art, which procedure is similar to piercing and it is also for the creation of decorative perforations through the skin and other body tissue. It is mostly used as a replacement for or improvement of ear piercing.

Implants are a temporary type (which can leave a scar when removed). Implants are devices placed under the skin for decorative purposes. You can get them in different shapes through a cut.

Branding is a permanent type of body art where a mark (usually a symbol or a pattern) is burned into the skin,

with the intention of creating a scar. This is done using a hot or very cold brand iron.

Another permanent type is Scarification. This means etching, scratching or some form of wonderful cut or cutting as a permanent body change, etching of pictures, words or patterns in the skin. During this process scars are formed by cutting the skin.