Tape Body Art


Made famous by The Black Tape Project, this art form has progressed from the fringe to walking the runways of major fashion events.

The tape can take many forms including acrylic (common electrical tape), metallic, and iridescent. Tape types such as duct tape are excluded because the adhesive is not skin safe.

Allergic reactions are rare but a patch test should be performed if someone has never come into contact with a particular tape's adhesive.

Depending on the design, application can take as little as 1 hour for simple acrylic line designs, or as long as 4 hours for metallic "fleck" designs. The largest and most complex designs typically involve an application team of up to 4 people.


Please enjoy my favourite photos! Galleries are along the right side and images of each of my designs are below.

If you are interested in collaborating on body art and costuming projects complete my application form that provides a list of concepts from which you can select those that interest you.


Poolside (Photo by Greg Clarke)

I didn't think to take an image of the black tape design I did for model Mylee at this weekend's Swimsuits for Lung Cancer Awareness, but Greg Clarke was kind enough to let me use his to show my creation.  The site and much of the makeup work for the event was provided by Michelle Brennan. Some of the models were provided by Ottawa Model Management. My co-conspirators in this were, as usual, Jack Checkowy and William Washington.<br />
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Photographer: Greg Clarke<br />
Body art: David MacKinnon<br />
Model: @raeof_light<br />
Management:@ottawamodelmanagement <br />
Makeup/Hair: @nu_facesmakeup<br />
Site: @michelle.brennan.mua

Angel

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Ray of Light

Last weekend I was busy creating two tape designs and shooting promo images of them for an upcoming @rayoflightcharity charity fashion show. The model is the driving force of the event, @raeof_light, and makeup was provided by @nu_facesmakeup. Much thanks goes to the model @crystaljoy_parman who stayed after their own photoshoot to help cut tape triangles for me.

Formal Gown

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Dragon

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Black Lingerie

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Flower Child

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Summer

This weekend while @catalyst_artworks was doing and intensive art course I indulged in some creative artwork of my own with model @genevieve_dupuis of @ottawamodelmanagement to blend a red-tape based design with the bright green of the forest. We have another concept in the works for later in the summer.

Lime Kiln

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Chrome

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White Lingerie

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Fantasy

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Rose

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Workshop: Steampunk

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Glamour

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Black Microbikini

This is the third of three micro-bikini designs I created with model Carmen C Camacho and featured oin the September Art issue of Xpressions Magazine, now available on MagCloud. Makeup and Hair were provided by Afia Shia. We were experimenting with a black tape variant of the micro-bikini.

Model: @cccamacho
Makeup/Hair: @afiabglamnstyle
Tape body art: David MacKinnon 
Publication: @xpressions_magazine 

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White Microbikini

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Workshop: Ascension

Glitter Gold Glam

Gothic

Dark Tape

Red Microbikini

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Workshop : Ladder

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Queen

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Ray of Light: Red Gown

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Ray of Light: Swimsuit

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Ray of Light: Sci-Fi Gown

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Ray of Light: Dragon Warrior

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Metal

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Shattered

Last weekend we tested a new shimmer tape (also called Oil-slick by the manufacturer or dragon tape by the Black Tape Project).  This is what I've been calling the shattered-glass look using a mix of silver shimmer tape with sublte touches of red shimmer.  @killseyisaverb, as expected, rocked the look.<br />
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Tickets are now available for $40 for general seating and, for this week only, VIP tickets at %50 off with the promo code "shine". All funds raised go to support donation-based mental health services at the @TheRoyalMHC. VIP tickets are also available for a special price of $150 for a load of extras. You can gets yours at <a href="https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ray-of-light-event-tickets-55177001898">https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ray-of-light-event-tickets-55177001898</a>

Ray of Light Test Outfit

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Forest

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Sci-Fi (Demo)

@ashley.gorman.photography is one of four models who will be walking one of my tape designs, specifically this one, in the @ray_of_light_event fashion event. All funds raised by the event go to support donation-based mental health programs in Ottawa. Tickets are $40 in advance for general seating. The show will feature fashion, cosplay, body art, a silent auction and an art show. 

Tickets are on sale now at <a href="https://rayoflightevent.com/tickets">https://rayoflightevent.com/tickets</a>

Fragile

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Wet tape

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Red Dress

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