Face painting comes with risks, the least of which being that you end up looking like a botched Picasso. From incarcerated clowns to rowdy wrestlers, these face paint mugshots reveal the tightrope straddled when simultaneously engaging in crime and cosmetics. Each entertaining mugshot of arrested face painters represents one less reckless mind on the street. This may seem like a harsh stance to take until you realize that for every face painter arrested, a menace to public order and decency is removed.
It makes you wonder what these folks were up to before the law came for their vibrant visages. Perhaps they wanted to make a statement, or simply make their way into your nightmares.