Face painting along with body painting has its roots in ancient history and has been associated with cultural practices and traditions. Both face and body painting have existed around the world. There is some evidence that even Neanderthals may have practiced face painting. Face painting has been employed for religious or cultural traditions, hunting, military reasons, theatre, or for artistic purposes. Unlike tattoos which are permanent, face painting is a temporary work that lasts several hours or even days as with the case of henna painted decoration.