Body Art by MM
Body Art by MM

Body Art by MM

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Introduction: Clear communication and a connection with kids and adults alike is imperative in my line of work. I keep in contact and regarding requests, check ins, and updates I know all the tricks to keep a squirmy little one still and how to engage a line of excited kids while keeping them calm. This carries over to any adult clients as well. Patience and the ability to handle crowds is important regardless of age! For kids all of the materials I use are all water based, non toxic, hypoallergenic, and FDA approved. All glitter and glue is cosmetic grade and safe for use around eyes, face, etc. I use a wider variety of products on adults including alcohol and oil based paints for longer wear or specific looks like gore. These are professional makeup and paints and are also non toxic, hypoallergenic, and FDA approved. It's no secret that people love face and body painting and why wouldn't they? It's a little bit of magic and a ton of fun! In my work I've discovered that the little bit of magic doesn't come from me, rather it's the look in a child's eyes as they catch a glimpse of their transformation in the mirror. So when I consider what I love about my job it's just that. I get a piece of the magic that is so rare to find as an adult. In turn I get to share this experience with the adults that I paint as well. There's absolutely nothing more rewarding than making others happy while doing what you love.
Overview

Hired 36 times

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1 employee

4 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

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Katrina D.

Micayla was great! Very cute designs and she was so sweet with the kids. You could see each kid beaming after their face paintings were done.
Sep 11, 2021
Crystal v.

Face Painting

Absolutely an amazing face painter we had an amazing time and she just brought our party together with her amazing work and amazing personality with the children.
Aug 20, 2021
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Hayley D.

Face Painting

I would highly recommend Micayla. She was great right from the start, from the planning process to the actual event. We had very happy littles!
Aug 16, 2021
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Lauren B.

Face Painting

Micayla did an excellent job on the kids! They were all very happy with their artwork. Because of covid, the kids had their art done on their forearms. They all loved it!
Aug 7, 2021
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Emily T.

Face Painting

Micayla transformed me into Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy. What she did was beyond my expectations. She was responsive, enthusiastic, and kind. She planned ahead and even went so far to make it perfect that she practiced on herself and sent me a photo a few weeks before. She studied the makeup and costume so thoroughly that she could paint my face exactly like the character from memory. She loves what she does and you can tell. She explained what she was doing every step of the way. She gave me makeup in a kit for touchups. Really a talented makeup artist and I would absolutely hire her again. She was also very personable and funny. Thanks Micayla!!
Oct 23, 2019
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Micayla Murphy

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    For events and parties I charge a base fee of $100 for the first hour and $80 for each additional hour. For anything over 4 hours up to a full day I generally offer a discount. For neck up, partial or full body paint my pricing varies widely based on factors such as type of paints used (alcohol or water based), level of detail and time required to execute (1-5 hours). This can range anywhere from $30-$75 for neck up, $75-$350 for partial, and $200-$600 for full body paint. Deposit upon booking required for special events and holidays. Please feel free to message me through here, my website or instagram with any custom requests or questions regarding quotes.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I began doing henna after my little sister requested a henna kit for her birthday. It sounded fun and I ended up ordering one for myself as well. The children I babysat at the time asked if they could have henna too, but some were a bit young so I made the switch to painting so that they could be involved too. Face painting turned into full body painting turned into drawing and eventually discovering I can work with almost any art medium and create things I never imagined possible. And it all started with a birthday gift.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many people the past couple years face painting for kids parties, turning baby bumps into art for expecting mothers, creating the illusion of clothing with full body paint, and more!

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