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Yakuza bodypaint I by yayacosplay Yakuza bodypaint I by yayacosplay
*********** Yaya on Facebook [link] ***********

I was recently painted up by Master Body Painter Nick Wolfe [link] We've been friends for years but never had the chance to collaborate before now. Nick suggested something Asian inspired and I blurted out "Yakuza tattoo!" and the idea for this theme was born!

Nick did the painting in 4 and a half hours, using Diamond FX paint. He looked up the kanjis for "Dragon Queen" and painted them as well.
For those who don't take the time to read my Profile info, yes I am the model in these images.
I did the face makeup and hair, inspired by traditional Japanese Geisha, and modernized. I also bought traditional Japanese hair pins, and the over kimono was made by me, originally for my XXXHolic cosplay. I love being able to re-use costume parts haha. The full gallery for this shoot is here on my website: [link]

Photography by Brian Boling

Other Deviations of this theme:
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:iconeesparza:
eesparza Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Very pretty, great art work 
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:iconmotucardis:
motucardis Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
love it!!
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:icon10ghost:
10GHOST Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Artist
You look like a character that should be added in the Ninja Scroll movie. Everything is amazing and beautiful, great job! Clap :happybounce: Pixel Rose 
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:icontomasde:
tomasde Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Too beautiful...  
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:iconlelouchdixon:
lelouchdixon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful art !
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:icono-redbird:
o-redbird Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
amazing work and color! love love this!
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:iconchimetals:
Chimetals Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
love how this was executed, the idea, too.

your cosplays are of amazing quality, too--and with material and form-fitting-ness that looks really hard to work with.
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:iconkastiyana:
kastiyana Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this helped me back to my feet now there is no turning back no pressure just check it out
[link]
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:iconayechamnah:
ayechamnah Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I didnt think there was a way out finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened this put me in the lap of luxury this could be your big break
[link]
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:iconthehappythrasher:
TheHappyThrasher Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Body paint is such a surreal form of art.
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:iconblackstockink:
BlackstockInk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Wow this set is so HOTTTTT! Gorgeous images, beautiful body paint, great lighting and setting, awesome costuming, hair, makeup as always. And most of all, of course, you are the bomb!!! You rock this stuff like no other!! Bravo!
As always so inspirational.
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:iconbearfor:
bearfor Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist
A Mazing. Nick wolfe is a Master for sure.
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:iconmaximusmarketable:
maximusmarketable Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
May I edit this photo?
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:iconbrownskinartist:
BrownskinArtist Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
BEAUTIFUL series!
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:iconwaynekelly:
WayneKelly Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I am saying "Yes!" :)
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:icongreatdragonseiryu:
GreatDragonSeiryu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Beauty so brilliant that it may even rival the goddess Izanami. outstanding.
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:iconrssdragon:
RssDragon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

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:icon1scenekid1:
1scenekid1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Sexy
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:icongrendel2040:
grendel2040 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
The Body painting is absolutely amazing...But the canvas is even more stunning!!!!
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:iconflamingpeacock:
flamingpeacock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nick Wolfe awesome job this is flippin awesome and the model is simply gorgeous of course so many stars are given to you two and whoever was the photographer
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:iconamethystsadachbia:
AmethystSadachbia Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, are you...wearing anything other than paint on your top half??? o_O

*so jealous of gorgeous body*
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:iconedoirde:
Edoirde Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Hell
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:iconsherefelteap:
sherefelteap Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
nice baby
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:iconpenlink:
Penlink Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
I have to say that this photo of the body painting looks very awesome. I bet several people have said this, the body paint nicely matches the over all theme with the robes and kanji. I guess this makes you the dragon queen of the geisha. :D
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:icongunjo141:
Gunjo141 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
That would have been one hell of a tattoo.
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:iconlwideshotl:
lWideShotl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconnosebleedonionplz: N-Nice !
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:iconprayhon:
prayhon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
nice ....
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:iconmariokokoska:
MarioKokoska Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
:)
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:iconissacyong:
issacyong Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
nice ~~~~
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:iconnite-lik:
Nite-Lik Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
You look so beautiful Yaya!
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:iconmeccael:
meccael Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Aye, ya, ya...
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:iconlollipop-phantom:
lollipop-phantom Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Ah! A really wonderful artist your friend is! And you modeled the art perfectly. Your time and effort is extraordinary :)
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:iconl-designs:
L-Designs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Beautiful.
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:iconrealizedesignsjason:
realizedesignsjason Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
That's pretty badass!!! Great stuff!
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:iconatlas0:
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
... Was it cold?
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:iconlypiphera01:
Lypiphera01 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I love the way he made it a complete picture on you. Draws the eye up from your feet to your, ahem, assets. ^_^ It really is a beautiful piece of art, canvas and all.
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:iconbakaroburda:
bakaroburda Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Cooool ... dragon balls?
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:iconkugeshjay:
KugeshJAY Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional
fantastic work.......nice painting..

keep it up....show us more of ur workzz..!!
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:iconkingfox66:
kingfox66 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
WOW THAT IS A NICE PICS YOUR ARE SO BEAUTIFUL
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:iconmercenar:
Mercenar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
You must be some kind of divinity in a previous life <3
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:icongeraldii:
GeraldII Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Just totally out of this world, a real master piece of work. This just came together flawlessly.
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:iconjunk-boat-stew:
Junk-Boat-Stew Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that amazing work. what kind or paint did you use? how did you apply it? i'm trying to find the right paint to airbrush people with that won't harm the person or brush.
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:iconzinghi:
zinghi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :3
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:iconagbuttery:
agbuttery Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very nice,awesome
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:iconandrevanstone2009:
andrevanstone2009 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Gorgeous. Amazing colours.
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:icontrbvps:
trbvps Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work
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:iconkikinick:
kikinick Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
An amazing and dangerously beautiful photo.
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:iconblackraiden:
blackraiden Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
i love this photo
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:iconblackraiden:
blackraiden Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
i love this photo
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:iconartbyroma:
artbyRoMa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
beautiful!
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