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November 2, 2009
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Canon EOS 30D
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Oct 23, 2009, 1:54:16 AM
Yakuza bodypaint II by yayacosplay Yakuza bodypaint II 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.
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

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theartistbear Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. Compliments to both of you on a great collaboration.
Amaralover Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
First of all, well, first of all I don't know where to start. Lol. The expression on your face is enchanting. Your makeup, is top shelf. The whole dragon, so much detail. My compliments to the artist. And choosing this cosplay was a great idea, it really works well for your body. Incorporating your breast in the Dragon art, was genius.

Oh, and Yaya is just beautiful also. Keep doing this. Cheers.
ArtanisRose Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
My jaw just hit the floor. Hard. I knew you did cosplays, hell I keep track of all those, but when I saw THIS I felt this "woosh" as the breath left my lungs.

Let it be known that you have an amazing body first off. But more importantly, the art is so incredibly well done. To start out, the dragon is almost perfect in shape, I can't imagine it was easy to sit still while the paint was applied, It almost literally looks like it was tattooed onto you and in my honest opinion that is not an easy thing to do.

Seriously, well done.
Twizzid Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Very Beautiful!!!
Wove000 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Oh my damn...
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ixirhell Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work. i love the make up too!
biship007 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
amazing body art
TheHappyThrasher Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a contrast man. The colors coming off of this photograph pop off of the screen and make me adjust my eyes to take it all in! I think this s also the best pose and placement out of the Yakuza bodypaint set.
TheHappyThrasher Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And hey, I'm just as glad to see a beautiful woman as the next guy, but with your work, it isn't just about "that"... I really am inspired by your skill and expertise. Thanks for the art that your talents have put forth.
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