What Was The Secrets Behind The Body Painting?

(Additional chapter of Grammar Book)

By following the backdrop of the grammar book of painting, here, I am attending to disclose a unique chapter I found in that ancient grammar book related to the body painting and tattoo! The subject grabbed my attention since the said chapter is an unbelievable inclusion of that book in the comparison of the era. I assured in my past articles that, this book has written in BC third century.

I found the world’s first conception of body painting and the hidden reason behind of it. 

The author stated that once a day a female leader of a group smeared her own figure with childish sportive mind and she smeared the naked torso of her confidante and decorated her body with flowers, leaves, and a bit of bone. That was her curiosity, how it would look if she uses those elements as the ornaments of her figure?  Nevertheless, her concept was praiseworthy to her beloved and others men.  Most probably, it was the first momentum of a unique expression of body and mind too.


From that time, creative people started thinking about the advanced technique of body painting or decoration seriously. It was not just a childish game or a new platform to prove the artistic talent; rather it was a very helpful discovery for female to protect themselves from their male enemies. The body painting helped themselves to hide in the bush or such places in nature. 


In that book, author confessed that the concept of body painting and tattoos has come from some of the insects or animals who are able to hide them either changing the body color or the similar places in nature that match with their color of the body. Normally we well experienced with the said type of insects or animals and it was the primary source of this concept of body painting. I said it in the past, that Indian sages always inspired by nature for their every platform of creativity and it’s the another example of their inspiration they have taken from nature.

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Although the primary necessity behind body painting was to protect from enemies, but after a certain time, it had been attaining the popularity as the best way of self-decoration. The author said that female was the first inventor of body painting and once a time the trend sprayed to men and they too started decorating their body with several ways. The author said that to make it more attractive, they did not reluctant for self-punishment. From this description, I guess, that was the primary step of using tattoo which is just unbelievable at the comparison of that era.

In India, we have seen in every family at the time of any festival; women start to decorate their house, exclusively at the time of the spiritual festival. Their creativity is just like inborn. From that ancient era, this common beautifying knowledge of women always complemented by others men and they always encouraged their creative spirit. From the past, women used the sense of beauty for self-decoration. It is very common nature of a woman over the entire world, and still now, they are keeping their primary habits. 

Finally, I want to share a quote of that ancient author, -  “Women is the primary inspiration of every aspect of human lifespan because, women are the main receptacle of power.” 

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Last updated on - 25.09.2023