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Mark Rei and Wiser Body Painters Monkey Rock USA Sturgis

Mark Reid and Wiser Body Painting Sturgis @ The Monkey Rock USA

In August 2009, I had the insane opportunity to paint at the Monkey Rock in Sturgis South Dakota with my friend and fellow body painter Wiser from Denver, Colorado.  Every morning we would paint four beautiful models provided from the Monkey Rock, it was so tight.  We painted Petra in jeans with a black Harley vest, she stood out in the road like she was thumbing a ride and we painted girls to match custom motorcycles as you can see in my gallery… it was the coolest thing!

We also painted this guy as a living Monkey Rock Logo!  Every day at 5pm he’d run out on stage with his airbrush monkey upper body and face – the crowd loved it!

Petra body painted jeans

Petra in painted Jeans in Sturgis 2009

The people who attended this event are really what made it so special for us.  The amount of people who became fans of body art was awesome!  We painted a constant line-up of eager models right from the crowd.  We met so many amazing people from all over North America, and painted the most beautiful, strong and vibrant female canvasses ever at this event, each model more inspiring than the last.  This year Wiser will be joining me again along with Léa Selley from Calgary Canada. 

We are all looking forward to painting you there!

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Sturgis 2009 Gallery

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Fans! If that’s not enough photos for you – check out the Monkey Rock Gallery for more body painting pictures at the event!