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Back in June 2012, we ran a short piece about university student Hikaru Cho, whose bizarre yet captivating body art takes the meaning of “face paint” to a whole new level. Her works involve visual mind-bending trickery, including several recurring motifs like extremely realistic zippers and eyes seemingly integrated into the skin of her subject. This time we’re back to share a whole new slew of images of Hikaru’s masterpieces. Creepy? Awesome? Disturbing? Inspirational? You decide!

Hikaru Cho, also known by her nickname, Chooo-san, matriculated at Tokyo’s Musashino Art University in 2012.  She will only turn 21 years old later this week, but you can bet she’s already been whipping up a storm of attention with her extremely detailed body paintings. I wonder if she takes requests for Halloween…

If you become hooked after perusing these photos, you can follow Hikaru on her official site or her Tumblr account. Enjoy this glimpse of her strange world!

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Source/Images: Acid Cow