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Ani's Fantastic Face Paints
4.6
from 117 reviews
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Johanna Y.
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We had a good experience with Ani. She did face painting, glittery tattoos and balloon twisting at our child's 3 year birthday party at a park. Everybody was happy. She was also good in responding right away if I had any questions before the party. Would recommend. Value for the money.

Simply Artsy Face Painting
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Jess S.
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Jennifer is highly professional, friendly and extremely talented. She did a fantastic job painting the faces of almost 30 children in under 3hrs, as well as offering glitter tattoo's. All the children loved it and many parents commented on her great work. I would highly recommend Jennifer!

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Joyful Expressions
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
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Sarah Joy came to our company picnic to do henna tattoos. She was wonderful. On time, great artist, very friendly. We enjoyed having her there!

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Henna Pub
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane N.
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For my daughter’s 12th birthday, Amulya did henna tattoos for the kids and adult guests. Everyone was fascinated on how fast Amulya worked in creating different designs for everyone. Thanks for making our first henna tattoo experience a delightful one!

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Noella's Henna Artist
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron D.
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Highly artistic! An individual you can depend on to show at your events and provide great henna designs that compliments your style.

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Pacific Face Painters
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel R.
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Everyone loved the henna tattoos and there was a line the whole time! She worked great with the kids and did excellent work. Would hire again for next time!

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Paint A Wish
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kiauna S.
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I had a Marvel Black Panther theme birthday party and what she had never done that facial design before. However a couple days before the event she had found a design showed it to me and on the day of the party the kids loved it. I loved it the parents loved it she did an awesome job. She was a very nice always smiling very professional I'm extremely happy that I hired her for my son's 5th birthday party. Though all of the children decided to get black panther she did do a couple other the designs that came out wonderfully as well. Her prices are also super reasonable. If you need a face painter that does arm designs and glitter tattoos and all that fun stuff I would definitely recommend her. I'm sure she'll probably beat this design so I just want to say thank you again so very much. Signed very happy mom.

Henna By Rebeca
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine S.
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Rebeca was great! She is very friendly, extremely talented and works fast. We had her for our Eid party. She managed to create designs for around 50 people in under 3 hours! She worked so well with both the adults and the children and everyone was thrilled with their design.She was very professional and reasonably priced.I would highly recommend her and definitely use her services again in future.

Sharda Dance Academy
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Alpa was wonderful to work with!!! She was very quick to respond to my questions and accommodate my requests. She even ordered white henna just for my party. Everyone at the party loved her work!!! If I ever need a henna artist for another event, I will definitely be contacting Alpa!! Thank you so much!!!

Exclusive Henna Designs
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Padmashree R.
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We hired Sid Joya for henna tattoo for our daughter's first birthday party. She did a wonderful job. she was very fast and her work is neat. All our guests loved their tattoo's. I would definetly recommend her to all my friends and family.

Dainty Artist
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
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Sobia was great! All of our guests were very happy she was extremely accommodating with requests and brought many samples to choose from.

Tattoos by Ross K Jones
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Aaron A.
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    I love Ross's work. He is a true pro ,clean ,organized and, very creative with a steady hand. i have been getting tattooed by him for 10 years. i have gotten 9 within the last 2 years. he is almost finished with my full back piece, witch is the sickest thing i have ever seen. he also is very fun to talk to. i always feel lucky to spend time with this guy while getting inked up. he rules! just look at the pics. i would let him tattoo my face!!

    • 11 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Kate D.
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    We hired Robyn for our 9 year old daughter's birthday party. She created beautiful henna designs for the children. She brought photos of her designs so the kids could look through and pick out the design they wanted. She was punctual, patient with the kids and her henna artwork was exquisite. I highly recommend her.

    About

    We do custom tattoos. We have over 27 years of experience. We also do professional piercing in a clean, sterile, and friendly environment.

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    I offer a henna body art work on skin. These are temporary tattoos. I am available for weddings, parties, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, as well as any other celebration.

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    We do custom/freehand, fine-line portrait, cover-up, Irezumi, Tabori, tatu, tribal, piercing, tattoo removal and permanent cosmetics! Gulf war veteran Luke Strycknine and the technical staff at C-4,Tattoo...Oakland welcomes you to the body-art community, the tattoo tribe! We have sterile single use points and clean, friendly location. House-calls is also available.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    No only is it one of a Kind! But it is affordable!

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    Soul Imagez is a tattoo shop and parlor in San Jose, featuring tattoo artist, Joshua Ortega. A true artist, Joshua Ortega works with you to create the perfect pattern for your tattoo. Choose from his book of original drawings, or create your own design. A methodical drawer, Joshua won’t stop until the pattern is perfect and ready to be tattooed.

    About

    I make my own henna mix using a personally tested recipe with carefully chosen pure ingredients for safe, non-toxic, healthy, and very strong, dark, beautiful, lasting henna color. No toxic black henna! No chemicals! For tattooing, I am careful and clean. I follow OSHA bloodborne pathogen standards, use sealed-sterilized tips and tubes and new sterile needles every time.

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    I create a different level of face paint with more intricate designs and unique face painting style.

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    Clau's Faux FX provides top-quality and spectacular face painting for private parties and corporate events. We bring a new level of entertainment and excitement to your party! Watch as we magically transform your guests into colorful tigers, superheroes, princesses, fairies, and more. Glitter tattoos provide total entertainment for guests of all ages! With proper care, these will last 3-5 days. We have an extensive design collection to suit your party theme. Custom stencils are available for promotional and corporate events. We also offer temporary airbrush faux tattoos, with hundreds of tattoo designs to choose from. These temporary tattoos can last up to 7 days with proper care. We provide vibrant colors, cool designs and premium products that are perfect for all ages! Custom stencils are available for promotional and corporate events. If you are looking to draw a crowd, promote your business, or entertain and 'wow' your guests, add Clau's Faux FX, and make your next event a memorable one!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How long does a henna tattoo stay on?

    Typically a henna tattoo stays on anywhere from one to three weeks. Henna artists work with henna paste, also called mehndi, which dyes the skin for a short period of time. An important part of Indian culture, the use of henna has become increasingly popular in the United States, with henna artists providing henna tattoos for weddings, as event entertainment and for other special events. Henna artists typically apply their designs to the palms and backs of the hands, the wrists, up to the elbows, and from the feet up to the knees. To preserve the rich color of your henna tattoo and help it set, avoid water as much as possible within the first 24 hours of application. The color will be richest during the first week. Brides may want to have their henna tattoos applied one or two days before the wedding for optimal results.

    What is the meaning behind henna tattoos?

    Henna tattoos, as they are called in the United States, have a long tradition in Indian, African and Middle Eastern cultures. For centuries, the leaves of dried henna plants have been ground into a fine paste to be used as a temporary and nontoxic skin dye. This form of body decoration has been used in celebrations, weddings and ceremonial rites of passage in many cultures. Often in Hindu weddings, henna artists decorate the hands and feet of the bride (and at times the groom) with intricate designs. In some Muslim traditions, henna artists paint women with henna designs as they are in their final stages of pregnancy. In the United States, popular culture has adopted this beautiful body art and henna artists provide brides (and sometimes grooms) with temporary henna tattoos. Henna artists are also a popular choice for entertainment at corporate events, birthday parties, bachelorette parties and festivals. Henna artists may charge anywhere from $10 to $300 per hour.

    How much does it cost to get a henna tattoo?

    Nationally, the average cost to hire a henna artist is between $100 and $180 per hour. Rates will vary by location and the experience of the individual henna artist; it’s possible to find artists who charge less than $50 per hour. Some henna artists charge an hourly rate, especially for corporate events or festivals where they are providing service to multiple people within an hour. They may also charge flat rates for bridal and wedding services or special events. Here are some examples of average cost:

    • Hourly rate: $65-$85 or more per hour. Price is dependent on event size and number of attendees.
    • Starting rate for minimal palm designs: $15 or more.
    • Henna tattoos covering the hands and wrist and bottom of feet up to the ankle: $175.
    • Henna tattoos covering the hands to the mid-arm and feet to above the ankle: $300.
    • Henna tattoos covering the hands to the elbow and the feet to the knee: $450.
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