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Artists show off talent at Daegu international body painting festival in Seoul

AFP

Published : Sep 1, 2017, 11:58 am IST
Updated : Oct 6, 2017, 3:22 pm IST
Female models are turned into living canvases at a festival in Seoul celebrating body art. (Photo: AFP)
Female models are turned into living canvases at a festival in Seoul celebrating body art. (Photo: AFP)
Daegu International Body painting Festival aims to showcase the world's best body art skills. The event first began in 2008. (Photo: AFP)
 Daegu International Body painting Festival aims to showcase the world's best body art skills. The event first began in 2008. (Photo: AFP)
Models showed off extravagant body art designs at the festival in Seoul on August 26, 2017. They even donned exotic headdresses as they posed for cameras and spectators on top of open air platforms. (Photo: AFP)
Models showed off extravagant body art designs at the festival in Seoul on August 26, 2017. They even donned exotic headdresses as they posed for cameras and spectators on top of open air platforms. (Photo: AFP)
A painted model checks her make-up at the Daegu body painting Festival in South Korea. Artists from at least 10 countries descended on Daegu for the competition in the southeast of the country. (Photo: AFP)
 A painted model checks her make-up at the Daegu body painting Festival in South Korea. Artists from at least 10 countries descended on Daegu for the competition in the southeast of the country. (Photo: AFP)
A contestant is pictured backstage cooling off with a portable fan. The participants also wear stunning shoes and have to be on their feet for hours. (Photo: AFP)
 A contestant is pictured backstage cooling off with a portable fan. The participants also wear stunning shoes and have to be on their feet for hours. (Photo: AFP)
This design was created by Japanese artist Iwasaki Masakazu and took more than six hours to complete. The artists were judged on a range of criteria including their use of colour and painting techniques and the originality of their designs. (Photo: AFP)
This design was created by Japanese artist Iwasaki Masakazu and took more than six hours to complete.  The artists were judged on a range of criteria including their use of colour and painting techniques and the originality of their designs. (Photo: AFP)
There are also musical performances, magic shows, fireworks and free face painting sessions. (Photo: AFP)
There are also musical performances, magic shows, fireworks and free face painting sessions. (Photo: AFP)
The model is seen getting ready for the competition. (Photo: AFP)
The model is seen getting ready for the competition. (Photo: AFP)

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