Pichação, sometimes misspelled as pixação, is the name given to graffiti in the Southeastern metropolises of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It consists of tagging done in a distinctive, cryptic style, mainly on walls and vacant buildings. Many pichadores compete to paint in high and inaccessible places, using such techniques as free climbing and abseiling to reach the locations. Pichação is mostly condemned both by the society and the government since it is a crime. However, there is a difference between pichação and graffiti in Brazil, with graffiti being considered a form of art, and pichação not, often including rude and sexual themes.