Body art supplies?

does anyone know any good UK suppliers of body art supplies?

bit of a random question i know...lol

Can I ask what kind of things you're looking for - general body piercings, specific/ unusual piercings, body jewelry, paints, types of clothing?

But I suppose if anyone's looking for stores related to various types of body modification, having a hunt through BME's database might be worth it. You can specify your region too, which is nice, but most of them do seem to focus on tattoos and removal. You'll have to have a nosy through to find some jewelry/ piercing stockists. But still, it's a useful resource.

http://411.bmezine.com/search

The website for Illusion (face and body art) has a helpful links page - they're UK based, so there's a chance that most of the links are too.

http://www.illusionmagazine.co.uk/4.html

ahh yes i didn't really put what i was after at all lol! Body art is a very wide spectrum lol!

i'm looking for paints/pens mostly! saying that the jaguar temporary tattoo stuff looks pretty cool!

mimiaow wrote:

But I suppose if anyone's looking for stores related to various types of body modification, having a hunt through BME's database might be worth it. You can specify your region too, which is nice, but most of them do seem to focus on tattoos and removal. You'll have to have a nosy through to find some jewelry/ piercing stockists. But still, it's a useful resource.

http://411.bmezine.com/search

The website for Illusion (face and body art) has a helpful links page - they're UK based, so there's a chance that most of the links are too.

http://www.illusionmagazine.co.uk/4.html

cheers! very useful links!

Absolutely no problem - I hope that you can find what you're looking for! I'll keep an eye out for any possible paint-y stores now... :)

LoveHoney - Carly wrote:

If you're looking for paints, take a look at the http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/store.cfm?cat=19 section

Ooh, that strawberry body paint looks delicious (and vegetarian, hurrah). If only they had cherry flavour, I think that I'd be in heaven.

But, oh darn it, no Rainbow Cocks in stock...!

haha nice! yeah i was after something more arty lol! That second link was a proper gem mimiaow, there's a link to someone that does classes in bodypainting! £400 though

think i'll be saving up for that one!

Oh yowch, £400 is pretty steep, but man, for that amount it better be good!

Ah, so I'm a little nosy, sorry - you're an art student? That's pretty fabulous, you must be a weeny bit talented?! I'm a huge fan of both 'viewing and doing' art; it's so wide-ranging and there's few other activities that I feel can be so expressive. Any particular mediums you specialise in?

mimiaow wrote:

Oh yowch, £400 is pretty steep, but man, for that amount it better be good!

Ah, so I'm a little nosy, sorry - you're an art student? That's pretty fabulous, you must be a weeny bit talented?! I'm a huge fan of both 'viewing and doing' art; it's so wide-ranging and there's few other activities that I feel can be so expressive. Any particular mediums you specialise in?

haha not really talented i'm afraid! i'm not too skilled with traditional media but i do like a bit of charcoal drawing (as it's probably the easiest way to draw lol)! My weapon of choice is digital sculpting at the minute, i've always liked sculpting but never really had the chance to do it much before! Doing it digitally saves on space, mess and the cost of materials so it's all good!

i find body art (primarily body painting) really interesting and it seems like the ideal way of combining creativity with the worlds best canvas! Unfortunately this isn't the kind of thing you get taught at uni lol!

emmilou wrote:

what about liquid latex? imeldaimelda started a thread about that yesterday, and i gave her a link for a company that sells it. I can't remember the name at the mo, but if you do a search of the threads i'm sure you'll come across it. I saw an artist using liquid latex of sexcetera last week, and he did some good stuff with it! don't know if it's the kind of stuff youre looking for though

emmilou x

yeah liquid latex is fun but i find it quite awkward to work with! That being said i haven't given it a go for a while so i might have to break it out again soon!

as with most things to do with people being naked bodypainting's not the kind of thing you see about every day which is understandable but i do wish i'd been given the opportunity to get into this kind of thing when i was younger! oh well i suppose it gives me something to do in life lol!

LoveHoney - Carly wrote:

As you're a digital kind of guy and you're into body art, have you ever tried printing on transfer paper? I've had some brilliant results with it creating 'fake tattoos'. You can pick up a pack quite cheaply in PC World but it's even cheaper on Amazon. I think I have some photos somewhere that I can dig out...

I've never thought of trying that - that's such a good idea. There's nothing more frustrating than designing a tattoo and then having to draw it with, urgh, eyeliner on someone's body to test it out - never ends up perfect and takes hours!

Is it difficult to remove/ has it ever stained skin when you've tried it out? I'd check before doing it anyway, but do you know if printer ink can be toxic or harmful?

LoveHoney - Carly wrote:

As you're a digital kind of guy and you're into body art, have you ever tried printing on transfer paper? I've had some brilliant results with it creating 'fake tattoos'. You can pick up a pack quite cheaply in PC World but it's even cheaper on Amazon. I think I have some photos somewhere that I can dig out...

yeah that sounds pretty interesting! would love to take a look and see the results!

dude those are really awesome! you have that thing (x-factor?)that talented people have ( the thing i lack unfortunately)!

i really like the cut out and keep one! they all look really sharp, one thing real tattoos can't compete with!

now i'm intrigued...

LoveHoney - Carly wrote:

DesignDude wrote:

dude those are really awesome! you have that thing (x-factor?)that talented people have ( the thing i lack unfortunately)!

i really like the cut out and keep one! they all look really sharp, one thing real tattoos can't compete with!

now i'm intrigued...

Sadly not my designs - I was just the one that got to stick them on! They would be the work of a lady called http://www.inkymole.com/. You can see other peoples http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=175889547&albumId=1798936 efforts here.

You can acheive realistic stuff (more photos to be uploaded here) that genuinely looks like tattoos, or you can go for those gorgeous crisp lines - that's the fun of experimenting!

ahh ok cool! yeah i have to say i like clean edges a lot lol! i guess i'm a bit obsessive when it's something that has been made for visual impact!

That being said i'm also the kind of person that finds themselves tidying piles of leaflets in waiting rooms! OCD much? lol

LMFAO!!! on her website in the personal work section "Make Love To The Present - Fuck The Past" i'm sure that's probably from something but it made me chuckle!

Wow, I am amazed at those results (thanks for posting 'em) - I didn't expect they'd be so... yes, crisp (especially with the thinner lines - this is where I generally slip up on the people-drawing stage).

And, I agree Design Dude, the 'Cut Out and Keep' one is my personal favourite.

Thanks very much for that advice Carly. A trip to PC World, I think...

mimiaow wrote:

Thanks very much for that advice Carly. A trip to PC World, I think...

yeah you and me both i think! i'll be ordering the tattoos from her site first i reckon so i can check out what they are like in person!

really really cool find, cheers Carly