Find the best body painting lessons, instructors, and classes at HeyKiki and learn how to bodypaint. Body painting is actually a prehistoric art, whose origin goes back to the beginning of mankind. There are records of body painting found all over the world from these ancient civilizations, which were used for daily rituals-sometimes permanent and others temporary. The ancient people used natural coloring from fruits, vegetables, and many plants to make their artistic creations. Body painting was meant to bring them close to their spiritual self, for weddings, war, prayer, funerals, rituals into adulthood, social rankings, and other cultural ceremonies and traditions.