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.




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


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