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  • 3 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi H.
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She was the hit of my daughter's 16th birthday party! She is an excellent artist and gave teens and adults henna tattoo's for 3 hours straight. Her designs were beautiful. She was very professional! I would highly recomend her!

Art by Sonie
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle R.
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SoNie was amazing at my Daughter’s quince Party. SoNie was on time, professional and is a great person to work with. SoNie also helped me in regards to price point and ideas. I would recommend SoNie Henna’s to anyone who plans on having it at their own event/party. SoNie again, you were awesome and a great hit at my Daughter Quince event. I will definitely use SoNie Henna Service in the future.

Unique Faces
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ronni C.
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Beautiful work. The children loved having their face painted and Shannon was very patient... painting some children several times as they wiped it off because they wanted to try so many different faces. Shannon's work was a hit at the party!

Fun-4-Kids Entertainment
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
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So amazing and the kids loved her. Hire her for your event. The face painting and glitter tattoos were a huge hit. I will hire her again

Heena tattoo
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
STEPHANIE S.
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Great job! On time, courteous and very professional. Everyone was happy with their henna designs

Skin Tight Body Art
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa B.
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She was great for my son 16 birtday. Everybody love the tattoos. I was last minute putting my party together and she got back to me and made it happen .would likely try to book her for my next party! Thank you !

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Big City Tattoo is a professional tattooing and piercing shop that has been in business for 27 years in San Diego, Ca. We are an award-winning tattoo shop, having been voted best in San Diego over 7 years in a row in City Beat, Uptown News, and Talk of the Town. We provide a sterile professional environment, with talented artists to be able to fill your tattooing and piercing needs. We offer both machine tattooing and the rare traditional Polynesian tatau (hand tap). Come on down, and we will help you find the art that you are looking for.

  • 6 years in business
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Professional & Affordable Face Painting for any occasion.

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The San Diego tattoo artist, Terry Ribera, has been tattooing since 2001 and currently works in the North Park area of San Diego. I feel honored and fortunate to have worked with some of the best tattoo artists in San Diego as well as for some of the most well-known shops that have contributed to San Diego's rich tattooing history. If you're interested in a tattoo, please take a look at my portfolio. I enjoy colorful, illustrative tattoos, Japanese tattooing, portraits, black and grey work, animals, flowers, nature, biomechanical, religious subjects, folklore and art nouveau. Thank you! Terry Ribera

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I am mobile, and I do tattoos which are professionally done, clean and sterile. I don't do monkey business. I am Chris Harman, a local artist. I have one year of experience.

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I provide services like Indian henna tattoo and face painting. I also provide custom painting. I also like to make decorative gifts, special custom gifts, etc.

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Aberration Tattoo is located in the beautiful Pacific Beach, California. Our artists specialize in custom art work and will use our pieces or yours. Our artists also specialize in custom lettering, reworks and cover ups. We provide a clean and safe service, with hospital sterilization on-site. We are Department of Environmental Health certified.

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We offer tattoo with various styles including the following: * Black and Gray * Colored * Tribal * Traditional * Portraits * Paintings * Wood Burnings * Sculptures * Flash * Aztec * Mayan Art

  • 4 years in business
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I love working with people and kids.Just the smile on people's faces after I'm done is why I started in the first place. I still have the same excitement every day.And I deliver a quality experience with up to date art.

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Shakti Henna is a full-service henna and mendhi temporary tattoo art provider. I have well over 10 years of experience creating custom, freehand henna designs in San Diego and beyond. I have had the privilege of working at countless street fairs, conventions, weddings, private parties, bar and bat mitzvas, fundraisers, harbor cruises, school graduation celebrations, nightclubs, restaurants, tattoo parlors, vampire balls, corporate meetings, and many other types of events. I do all of my henna designs freehand without stencils which allows me the freedom to create customized designs for each client. If you are contemplating a permanent tattoo in the future, I also offer the service of creating custom designs from your specifications to enable you to try a tattoo design out before making the long-term commitment of a permanent tattoo. I offer glitter tattoos which are very popular, because they are very quick, safe, great looking, and do not require the extra drying time that a henna tattoo requires. Glitter tattoos are bright and very colorful and last about 3-5 days when cared for properly. They are great for kids who cannot stay still long enough to allow a henna tattoo set, or a large group of people wanting to all get designs in a short amount of time. To ensure that your next party is a smash hit and your guests have a great time while being adorned and create a great memory for years to come, call and hire Shakti Henna for all your henna and temporary tattoo event services. Get a quote today!

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I am a tattoo artist, agriculturist, plumber, landscape specialist, and more. I offer the following services: - Mobile tattooing - Weed whacking - Brush clearing - House cleaning - Window and screen repair - Any kind of painting - Tree trimming and cutting And just about everything else. If I don't know how to do a task, I have plenty of friends and helpers who can help me do it(e.g., major tile work, whole house remodeling). Tell me a price, and I will work for you wholeheartedly.

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We have an incredible creative and talented award winning staff that push each other to be the best artist that we can be. And the fact that we have artists that specialize in different styles of tattoo art.

  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Our preference at At Blue Tattoo Café is custom tattoo work. Our shop prides itself on custom tattoo designs. With each individual client, we take the time to hand draw the body art to fit the part of the body that’s going to get tattooed. We know that majority of people in this economy are on tight budgets, which is why we don’t charge for our drawing time on every custom tattoo design.

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Raanya is a complete resource to provide Eyebrow threading and Henna tattoo services in San Diego. We are also providing Facial threading services in Del mar.

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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