What do you charge?
We have put together a list of packages to simplify our prices - if you don't see a package that fits your needs, please reach out through our contact form for a custom quote.
Will you need anything from me?
All we need from you is a shaded location to set up, as some of our tools and materials don't do well in direct sunlight. We will take care of everything else. If for some reason we need anything, we will always ask well in advance. Conversely, if you are running a curated event, we are happy to collaborate on a plan for a cohesive setup.
How far will you travel?
Travel within 45 miles of zip code 94801 is included in the package price. We absolutely will travel farther, but an additional travel fee will be incurred.
Is hiring a professional really worth it?
We can't really answer this question for you. If you value experiences over objects and quality over cost, then absolutely, it is worth it to hire a professional! Photos last forever, and a professional will make them much more impressive and memorable. Not to mention, amateur face painters will not invest in the same high-quality paints and may even use products not intended for cosmetic use. By hiring a professional, you are ensuring not only safety, but high-quality work.
Will you dress up for our party?
Generally, no. We can do our best to match your theme, but we prefer to dress for professional comfort to focus on our work.
How does payment work?
We will send you a payment link with an invoice for a 50% booking fee. The fee is to reserve the date and is non-refundable, but it is transferable. After the event is over, we will send you another invoice for the remainder. If you want to tip, we prefer you give it to the artist directly, but you can also add a tip through the payment link.
Do we pay for the set up and tear down time?
Absolutely not - our artists arrive 10-15 minutes early to get set up so the time you pay for is only the time we are working.
Will you make a special appointment for small groups, couples, or even an individual?
Absolutely! We still charge an hourly rate with a two hour minimum, but that just gives us extra time to make sure you look amazing. We may be unable to take individual appointments during busy times like Halloween.
The party is going so well - can you extend your time here?
Hopefully yes! We love entertaining people and want to make sure there is enough time for everyone to get their face painted, but we cannot guarantee an extension if we have another gig booked after yours. The only way to guarantee the time is to book it in advance. If we are able to extend, we will send you another payment link to cover the additional time.
I don't see my question here.
If we didn't answer your question here, please head over to the contact form and ask away! We will promptly answer any and all questions not covered here.
Face Painting F.A.Q.s
How many people can you paint in an hour?
It depends on the event - if we limit the menu to our fastest designs, we can paint about 45 people an hour (one every 1.3 minutes!). At events with no menu, we average about 12 an hour, or one every 5 minutes. It's slower because we may be painting custom requests and creating designs on the job.
How do I remove face paint?
Our face paints are all water-based, and are easily removed with mild soap and warm water. Some of the darker colors can be more stubborn but can be removed with some baby oil on a cotton ball or make up remover.
Why does "speed painting" cost more than the regular package?
When we are speed painting, we are painting well-practiced designs we have developed to be quick. The extra amount you pay covers time spent developing these designs and skills (most face painters cannot paint 45 faces in an hour!). Most importantly, speed painting is a lot more stressful than regular face painting.
What can I have painted?
In short, anything you want! Our motto is, "If you can google it, we can probably paint it." We specialize in bringing eclectic requests to life.
Airbrush Tattoo F.A.Q.s
How do I make my tattoo last longer?
To extend the life of your airbrush tattoo, avoid using any oil-based products (soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc) on it. Avoid friction on the tattoo, such as sleeping on it, scrubbing it in the shower, wearing tight fitting clothing, or rubbing objects against it. When you shower, just let the water run over it without soap. Pat dry and powder with baby powder or setting powder for best results. Some individuals have more naturally oily skin, so the tattoos may not last as long on them.
How can I remove my tattoo?
Rubbing alcohol on a rag or cotton pad will remove your tattoo immediately.
Does it hurt?
No - airbrush guns do look a little like tattoo guns, and even use a needle to operate the flow of ink! But that needle will never touch you. Airbrush tattoos just feel like a concentrated gust of air. Some people say it tickles or feels cold.
How many tattoos can you do in an hour?
This is totally dependent on the size of the tattoos. For small, simple designs, we can do about 20 in an hour, whereas it takes about 30 minutes for a half sleeve and 60 minutes for a full sleeve.
Can I test out a tattoo design I want to get permanently?
Yes! Please send me photos of what you want and I will create custom stencils and book an appointment to test out your tattoo.
Why don't you offer color tattoos?
To move quickly, you need a different airbrush gun for each color - and quality airbrush guns are expensive! Airbrushing is a fairly new addition to our services, so for the time being we only have one airbrush gun. We fully plan on incorporating colors in the future.
Body Painting F.A.Q.s
What do you wear to be body painted?
The most common garments worn for body painting are pasties and thong underwear, but ultimately what you wear is up to your comfort level. Body painting can be done on a fully nude model, but if you'd like more coverage you can also wear a nude-colored leotard.
How do you remove body paint?
Most body paint, like face paint, is removed with soap and water. Makeup remover can be used on more difficult sections. Our water-resistant body paints may need to be removed with rubbing alcohol - our artist will instruct the model on which paints are being used and how to remove them.
Is body painting sexual?
No! Body painting is an art form - you will find once we put down the basic coverage, it's almost like wearing clothes. Our body painters are professional and make every effort to ensure our models are comfortable. We do not tolerate sexual harassment by either painter or client.
How long have you been painting on people?
Cassie Levy, the company founder, started painting on people in early 2017. They found a job offer on Craigslist for a face painting company and found it to be the perfect combination of their skillsets with art and people. They wanted to give their newfound career more financial sustainability, so they started their own company later that year. The rest is history!
Glitter Bar F.A.Q.s
What is a glitter bar?
A glitter bar is a designated station at your event for attendees to come get festival-style glitter. Read more about it here!
Is the glitter just for your face?
Nope! You can put it on your face, body, in your hair, on your eyebrows, and even in your mustache or beard!
How do I remove the glitter?
Wipe the majority off with a dry towel, then wipe again with a wet towel. To remove from hair, comb through, shampoo as normal, and comb again.
Do you use plastic glitter?
Not exactly - we use a few different lines of biodegradable glitter, most of which are 92% plastic free. It will biodegrade into harmless substances in the natural environment. Some of the glitters we use, however, are 100% plastic free, but there are fewer color options and the sparkle is more of an iridescent effect. If 100% plastic free glitter is important for your event, let us know and we will limit out selection accordingly. If you want to learn more about the glitter we use, you can visit the F.A.Q.s page of our supplier.
Can you stay all evening for our wedding?
As long as we have the availability, yes, we'd love to!
UV Body Art F.A.Q.s
Is UV body paint safe?
Yes - face and body painters have been using UV face and body paints for years with no adverse effects. The FDA is still testing a lot of UV reactive pigments, but the list of approved neons grows every day.
Will you bring the blacklights for our event?
Our services are BYOB (bring your own blacklight). We will bring a small UV flashlight to test the effectiveness of our work as we go, but not enough to go around.
Will UV body art glow without a blacklight?
Unfortunately not. There are some glow in the dark face paints on the market, but they need to be charged with the light and the glow doesn't last long. We have chosen not to use them because their effect is overall very underwhelming. UV art requires UV, but the end result is jaw-dropping!