Yes, you heard it right! It is ‘Bodypainting Day’ when dozens of models march in full bodies covered with nothing but paint. The march usually starts from Union Square Park in New York City to Washington Square Park in Manhattan before heading to Brooklyn.
Being celebrated from the past eight years, the idea of the event is to promote free expression and acceptance of all people.
During the Bodypainting weekend, the Union Square in New York City is greeted by an unusual sight of people posing nude, their bodies covered in floral designs and stars painted in bright colours.
This year, a group of 26 artists and 45 models celebrated the eighth annual NYC Bodypainting Day, using the human body as their canvas to promote messages like body positivity.
It was also a way to celebrate New York City’s emerging from the deadly coronavirus pandemic after more than a year of restrictions that forced the city that never sleeps to grind to almost a complete halt.