Hands are next after a face to tell you about a person, therefore the image created on such a "canvas" is not just at picture. It is the Life depicted with the help of paints. It has been noticed that there is something magic in the body art, which is not a surprise, taking into account the fact that it originates from archaic times. Its source is the ritual decoration of the body. Much water has flowed under the bridge since then. Ancient war paint turned into fine woman's make up, nice harmless tattooage, aggressive male tattoos, and of course, body art. Modern body art (body painting, to be precise) was born in 60s of the XX century. Nowadays it is one of the most quickly developing art. Hand painting, which creates live images that repeat outlines of peculiarly folded fingers is one of the youngest directions in body art. The book you are holding in your hands is devoted to it.