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Realistic Paintings on Skin Transform the Body into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

With zips, power plugs, laces and buttons adorning their bodies, these young models look like something out of a travelling freak show. But they are in fact the latest walking exhibits of Japanese artist Chooo-San’s incredible illusionary makeup art. Bored with digitally enhanced pictures, the artist decided to see how far she could push her limits without technology – with impressive results.

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Chooo-San