harlequinbones this is what I was talking about the other day!
The ‘skin writing’ art of Ariana Paige Russel.Of her condition Russel says — “My skin is very sensitive and I blush easily. I have dermatographia, a condition in which one’s immune system releases excessive amounts of histamine, causing capillaries to dilate and welts to appear (lasting about thirty minutes) when the hypersensitive skin’s surface is lightly scratched. This allows me to painlessly draw on my skin with just enough time to photograph the results. Even though I can direct this ephemeral response by drawing on it, the reaction is involuntary, much like the uncontrollable nature of a blush.”
Monica Bellucci by Helmut Newton for Manticore Imaging
"Smells Like Teen Spirit": Erin O’Connor and Rie Rasmussen photographed by Harri Peccinotti for Deliciae Vitae, Spring/Summer 2002
Léa Seydoux in Petit tailleur by Louis Garrel