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Patternbank have been noticing a lot of painted body art in various forms from Tattoo Styles, Eastern Influences, Wallpaper Camouflage and Henna Patterns. We thought we would share our favourites with you.  Artist Yasmina Alaoui and photographer Marco Guerra in their life-sized photographic series “one thousand and one dreams”, statuesque bodies appear frozen in time, covered from head to toe in meticulously detailed, contemporary Arabic Henna patterns. These are created with a black and white nude photograph by Guerra then layers of Alaoui’s complex ink drawings are then fused with the portrait, with breathtaking results.

Artist Kimiko Yoshida transforms herself into various representations of herself and others in several series of self portraits by painting herself and then photographing it. Here we show her writing series with Henna patterns.

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