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San Luis Obispo Tattoo Artists

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Grand Celebrations!
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy F.
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My guests had a lot of fun with the photo booth. The company gave me a great price, an ample amount of time, and they were prompt. The only thing that could have been better would have been if they informed the guests about the scrapbook where they were supposed to place a photo strip for my husband and I. We only received a handful of photos in the book and we have no other memories from the photo booth for us.

Henna Speaks
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Samuel O.
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Hannah speaks was definitely a pleasure to have the kids enjoyed the face painting the adults enjoyed the henna tattoo's most definitely enjoyed her company my wife and I were very pleased and will definitely recommend her to all family and friends....and good prices.

All About Face
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jane R.
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We had a company picnic with tons of kids! She did an amazing job, really beautiful, detailed work...not just a little butterfly. She was wonderful with the kids, very patient. Some adults had fun choosing the face paint for each other. We had some surprising and funny results! Thank you Paula for a really great time!

Central Coast Tattoos

New To Thumbtack


    We offer tattoos, body piercing and permanent cosmetics. We have been serving customers since 1992. Chrys Young, our master artist is also a registered nurse and the founder of the Bloodborne Pathogen Training Institute.

    The Electric Rose

    New To Thumbtack


      I am a professional tattoo artist with 25+ years' experience. I offer custom artwork in a private sitting. I am an expert in cover ups and realistic work. Love to be set free with your ideas! Clients love that I can reach into their soul and pull out their ideas and create their dream skin art. I will consult with you online or in person, create your dream, and apply it in a professional manner!

      Art By Flaco

      New To Thumbtack


        I have been tattooing for 8 years now. I am very detail oriented and take great pride in my tattoo work. I offer colored and black ink tattoos. I use professional equipment and all needles are sterile. I ensure my clients are comfortable during the tattoo process, and they always come back for more.

        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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