Practiced for centuries in the Middle East, India and Africa, body art was linked with the traditions of marriage, birth and death. Body art has again become popular and the trend has been spurred on by the stars of music and media. Over 15 projects are pictured and explained using traditional powdered and premixed henna paste in harmony with coloured henna and water-based Indian body paints. There are also 50 design ideas to choose from - patterns and ideas from ancient, Celtic, Mexican, North American, Indian and South Pacific cultures. This practical guide will stimulate your imagination and inspire you to explore the inexhaustible art of body art.