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(NSFW) Anyone ever have any fun with liquid latex body paint? Is it easy to use?

Asked by Jude (31971 points ) October 13th, 2011

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spykenij's avatar

Worked for a fetish shop for a while. I do know people who have used it and it is highly recommended that you shave or trim where you put it and use something before application to moisturize your skin to prevent sticking and hair’s getting pulled. If you plan on wearing the liquid latex to a club, like a friend of mine did – expect people to pull it off, just a warning… Any other questions? If you want to use it for body painting only, Kama Sutra makes an awesome edible chocolate body paint! Other body paints usually taste like chemicals. I’ll send a link to where you can find the chocolate one in a PM, but they have it almost everywhere.

Buttonstc's avatar

The type I’m familiar with stinks terribly. I’m not sure if they all do but this type was a doozy. Like a combination of rotten eggs plus ammonia. It wouldn’t be my first choice.

But it really depends upon your goal here. Is it purely decorative or is it a rubber/fetish type of thing ? Or is it just being experimental or inquisitive in general? Do you want full coverage of large areas or smaller designs?

If I had a better idea of what you’re looking for I could possibly offer more specific product recommendations and brands.

I’ve had quite a bit of experience in body painting of all sorts. Liquid latex isn’t on the top of my list for several reasons including cost.

spykenij's avatar

Oh yeah, mix, stir or swirl VERY well, do not shake unless you want tons of bubbles.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

Chocolate body paint is better… You get to lick it off afterward.

*No experience with it no… Sorry

Neizvestnaya's avatar

It looks pretty cool until you move and then it crazes, leaving you looking finely crinkled. The one I used didn’t smell bad but it sure didn’t smell good either.

HungryGuy's avatar

[NSFW] I never tried it on someone, but, yeah, it looks like fun.

ETpro's avatar

No, but it’s a great idea. I love the feel of latex when you get slippery wet and slide around on it. So I just chimed in to watch what the experienced users have to say about it.

linguaphile's avatar

I used to run a performing group—our guys were asked to perform under blacklight with day-glo liquid latex.

The organization that hired my group did not tell the guys to shave first. It became extremely painful to remove- like running a dry balloon across body hair, one follicle at a time. Also, they didn’t give the guys the lotion to put on over the latex after it dried, so the latex between their arms and ribs got completely stuck together. These big, strong guys screamed when they raised their arms, then got huge hickey-like marks and slightly bleeding abrasions from pulling their arms off their ribs. It was horrible, and we were really tiffed when we realized there was a “right way” to paint bodies with latex and nobody bothered to tell us.

It took them 3 days to peel it off. For the hairiest guy, I finally figured out that nail polish remover was the fastest and most painless way to remove it off his body hair.

So, if you gotta do it, do it right. Do your homework to minimize pain (unless pain’s what you’re aiming for). I’m sure there’s fun to be had, but not for my poor actors!

Buttonstc's avatar

@linguaphile

That sounds like a horrendous experience !

Didn’t they tell you that there are types of day-glo body paint OTHER than latex?

linguaphile's avatar

@Buttonstc Horrendous for the actors, yeah. I should find the pictures of them standing there with horror on their faces and their elbows stuck out like they’re frozen in a chicken-dance position… it was urm… kinda funny later, and they laughed later, too

Noo, they didn’t tell us anything like that… they were the worst group we performed for, obviously.

AstroChuck's avatar

You deviants disgust me!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

@AstroChuck: It’s almost as fun as peeling sunburnt skin.

linguaphile's avatar

@Neizvestnaya It is—it really looks like that and could be fun, except if the poor person didn’t shave, then it’s more like pulling hair out, slowly, one follicle at a time.

gottamakeart's avatar

I have a friend that does FX,Makeup,puppetry, and even BODY-PAINTING in clubs in L.A. and on his own for art. You could ask him for tips,techniques, best brands to use,etc.

This link should show some body-paint examples & lead to all his web-presences. Good Luck!

http://www.youtube.com/user/MarkyMakeUpDotCom/videos?flow=grid&view=1

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