We’ve seen plenty of incredible body art here on ViralNova, but this new trend is in a league of its own.

And if you’re into nail art, you’ve probably seen one iteration of it before. The technique goes by the name of body marbling, and it took the festival scene by storm earlier this year. That being said, you don’t need to love standing in sweaty crowds for days on end to appreciate the artistry that managed to take over festivals around the country over the summer.

References of this technique date back to the first century in the Sichuan region of southwest China. Although methodology has changed since then, three necessary components remain: water, paint, and surfactant.

water, paint, and surfactant