They look like vibrant frames from a comic book, but these pictures are in fact stunning photographs of a female body painter.

Kay Pike, a designer and model from Calgary, Canada, spends up to 15 hours painstakingly recreating superheroes and comic book villains on her skin.

Despite looking naked, the 28-year-old, who has nearly 12,000 fans on Instagram, uses a clever layer of latex to ensure the painting follows the contours of her body.

 

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Kay Pike, pictured as Marvel character Iron Man, transforms herself into comic book and manga characters using body paint

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