Check Out These 6 Stunning Types of Body Art!


Human beings have been adorning their personal canvases – their own bodies – since the dawn of time. It’s a beautiful art form that allows us to express ourselves and visually tell others our stories. There are several types of body art out there – both permanent and temporary – that people use to express how they feel, demonstrate what they’re passionate about, and simply set themselves apart from the crowd.

Here are 6 of the most popular types of body art! Which ones have you done?

Body Piercings – This form of body art is temporary and can be done almost anywhere on the body! The most common piercing is an earring, but many people choose to have their noses, belly buttons, lips, and other parts of their bodies pierced and bedecked with jewelry. In many cultures, piercing is incorporated as a symbol of cultural conformity or spiritual dedication! It is also used as a fashion statement and as a symbolic expression.

Henna – An incredibly beautiful, temporary, and very popular form of body art, especially in Arabian countries and in India, henna dates back as far as Ancient Egypt. In fact, it is said that Cleopatra herself used henna to decorate her body and that the Egyptians used the dye to paint the nails of mummies before burying them! It’s typically applied to the hands and feet, but you can paint it on pretty much anywhere! The ink, which is taken from the henna plant, will leave beautiful red, maroon, orange, or black color on your skin for 7-14 days.

Nail Art – The easiest and most common body art out there, nail art can be done in a beauty salon or from the comforts of your own home! Just grab your favorite color of nail polish and paint away! You can choose to paint on your favorite color, match your nail polish to your outfit, or use it in celebration of an upcoming holiday. Get creative by sticking on stones, sparkles, and glitter all over your nails, too, or try using multiple colors to create a beautiful effect!

Body Paint – Much like henna and body piercings, body painting has been used for millennia and is even considered the earliest form of art! Back then, many tribal communities used the natural pigments found in clay as part of a ceremony, for religious events, or as camouflage during battle. Now body paint had become an established media of fine art throughout the world! You can create any design you want by using a multitude of beautiful colors, sparkles, and glitter on your face or anywhere on your body. Just remember to choose non-toxic paints!

Tattoos – People get tattoos for several different reasons. Some get them to show others what they believe in, to remember an important event in their lives, or just because they want to look cool! Tattoos require inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of your skin, which will help change the pigment of your skin. If you’re not sure about getting a permanent tattoo, you can draw on a temporary one with ballpoint ink or even get a decal, which will stick to your skin for a short time!

Airbrush – If you’re looking for another way to have a tattoo without making the commitment, you can try airbrush! Ink or paint is sprayed onto your skin by an artist. For a more detailed design, the artist may use a stencil as well. The result is a gorgeous design that actually looks like a real tattoo! You can enjoy this beautiful work of (body) art for at least 2 weeks!

Social House understands and appreciates art in all of its many different forms. Don’t forget to come visit us either in Soulard or in the Loop – you will be served delicious food by beautiful young women who have adorned their bodies with body art! We look forward to seeing you here!

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