Body painting uses different materials that are readily available in the community, such as clay. Once the materials are assembled, mixed, cooked/prepared, what follows is a meticulous application process that often involves the whole community or age group.
Body art and tattooing is used alongside other practices such as body piercing and ornamentation. The Maasai in particular had a distinct way of piercing earlobes and stretching them to accommodate beads and other ornaments.
The beauty of art is how limitless it can be. There is only so much space for creativity and uniqueness. And while musicians and actors take the biggest slice of the cake, it does not change the many amazing things happening on the ground including body painting. This form of art has deep roots in African culture. And it is obvious this trend is taking a much bigger turn, with more young artistes sprouting to showcase their prowess.