Many artists work professionally as body painters for television commercials, such as the Natrel Plus campaign featuring models camouflaged as trees. The effect produced by this technique creates an image-transfer from the model's body to the medium. Body painting features in various media. Modern water-based face and body paints are made according to stringent guidelines, meaning these are non- toxic , usually non- allergenic , and can easily be washed away. Many indigenous peoples of Central and South America paint jagua tattoos , or designs with Genipa americana juice on their bodies. His body painting has garnered numerous awards, including winner of the North American Body Paint Championships.
It still survives in this ancient form among Indigenous Australians and in parts of Africa and Southeast Asia ,  as well as in New Zealand and the Pacific islands.
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