Thom Engel

Body Painter Male Chicago, Illinois, US
Mayhem # 238264

About Me


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Samples of some of my art!

I am a BODY PAINTER in the Chicago area who has been painting since long before body painting became popular - Let’s call is about 20 years.  My work has been featured in magazines, on billboards, in advertisement, Calendars, Post cards and in videos.  I have done make up for stage productions of CATS and assisted in make-up design for a production of Cirque. 

PHOTOGRAPHY is another skill I have developed over the last 20 years.  After working with some excellent photographers, I was bound to learn.  Actually, I HAD to learn.  There are a lot of guys who have cameras and CLAIM to be photographers, and I have had a lot of them shoot my work.  They did not do my art justice, so I became a photographer.  I learned from other photographers, I took classes and take some darn good pictures.

And… I also do PHOTOSHOP.  I learned this for some of the print work I had to do and have expanded to included photoshop work on other peoples images as part of my offering.

For six (6) years I was the Principal Artist in the production of the Military Body Painting Calendars.

My Main Body Painting Websites are:

Body Painting!!!

The popularity of body painting has grown exponentially over the last several years.  Today, at events throughout the world, body painting is recognized as a medium for advertising, self-expression, and our art.

For 20 years, I have been a professional body artist.  My clients include companies like Playboy, Miller Brewing, Stolichnya, Bacardi and many more. 

In addition to body painting, I practice all the temporary body arts including face painting, henna, airbrush and bindhi.

I am especially interested in expanding my styles and will consider TF* provided I can choose the work to be created.

If you are a model looking for some body painting to enhance your portfolio, I will consider a TF* subject to the end product desired.

If you are looking to hire an experienced Body Artist, contact me!



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Playboy Party - Chicago
Playboy Mansion, LA - Stars and Stripes 2010
Miller Brewing
Chicago White Sox
FABA Magazine
Illusions Magazine
Sailor Jerry's


AwesomeCouples   32 pics
Awesome Nudes   24 pics
Beautiful   19 pics
Best Setups and Props   4 pics
Bodyartist's list of killer photos   15 pics
BodyPaint for Inspiration   37 pics
Bridal Beauty   6 pics
Dangerous Girls   45 pics
Faces   25 pics
Girls in Uniform Military Fire and Police   38 pics
Holidays   16 pics
Incredible Couples   63 pics
Interesting Poses   5 pics
In the Shadows   38 pics
Jeans! Jeans! and More Jeans!   14 pics
Just Pure Sexy   61 pics
Just Pure Sexy 2   23 pics
Kewl Art   53 pics
Little White tops and Jeans   28 pics
Made me stop and Look   17 pics
Photo Manipulation of Note   0 pics
Pin Up Babes   14 pics
Pirates   21 pics
Poses and Setups I like   19 pics
Riveting!!!   16 pics
Rock Hard Bods   13 pics
Shots I would love to have taken   20 pics
Thom's List of Great BodyArt   18 pics



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