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Ani's Fantastic Face Paints
4.5
from 120 reviews
  • 262 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 59 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 105 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
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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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Happy Heart Body Art
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Kayla V.
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I asked Shannon to do henna tattoos for a "Surprise Girls Only Party" for my moms 40th birthday and she didn't disappoint. All the woman who attended the party and wanted a tattoo were very pleased and excited to have something new and non permanent on their bodies. Shannon is so sweet, kind, and straight forward. I only paid her for three hours and she insisted on coming early to set up and get started on people who came right away, as well as, staying later to make sure everyone who wanted one got one. Henna art is a great party favor and/or activity for all ages and Shannon is definitely the one to go to.

Sacred Mud Henna Blessings
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Enid B.
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I have hired Rica to do henna tattoos at two parties: a ladies' night out and a teenage girls' birthday celebration. She is delightful, talented, timely, and reasonably priced. I recommend her highly.

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 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa A.
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Sobia was great! She was able to accommodate us on very short notice and gave the girls exactly what they wanted. Her work was as beautiful as she was. It was a pleasure having her.

  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Arden K.
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Silvana was great. She was on time and after tattooing the bride-to-be she did henna tattoos on everyone else who wanted one. I know she stayed later than the prearranged time to accommodate all of our desires. I definitly would reccommend her service.

Shelley's Faces Fantastic!
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Becky T.
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Shelley Capovilla has been hired at a few wineries I've attended. The kids love having their face painted by her because each face is a new canvas and each painting an original work of art. Since she takes her time and paints amazing works of art, the line sometimes can get a little long, but it's well worth the wait. If your kids (or adults) like face painting or henna tattoos, they'll love Shelley's-Style.com/

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine J.
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She was great, love her work

Henna Creation by Alapi
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Angelina S.
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Alapi was awesome! She is very sweet and was attentive to my request as she customized the henna art to my liking making it truly her own. She is very talented and reasonably priced! She took her time to perfect her designs but still used the time efficiently. Her products are all natural which was very important for me as I am with child (8mos) and wanting to try henna tattoo for my pregnancy photos. She is personable and worked in my home effectively to provide a comfortable setting and atmosphere. I even went out later in the day and got several compliments on the henna creations. Simply lovely! I am incredibly happy with my decision to hire Alapi and I will surely use her for future hire as well as referring her to others. Thank you Alapi!!!

Glitter Me Pretty
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Jessica R.
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OMG!!!! I had this for my son's first birthday and my family Reunion not only did the kids go nut's over them so did the adults sandra the owner came out herself and gave the tattoos she's awesome!!!! Even the boys wanted the tattoos!!!

About

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!

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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.

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I provide henna services for all occasions. I am known for my intricate, traditional and fusion designing and also for the rich color that my 100% natural henna yields. We do henna parties, corporate events and all types of functions. Hire us for your event for a memorable experience. I am a henna/mehendi artist with a love for intricate designs. That being said, I do have fun doing party designs. My pricing is reasonable, and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget.

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We offer tattooing and piercing services. We have 7 artists and 2 piercers. Everything we do is custom work; the artist will take your idea, and make sure it fits your body, and make sure that the tattoo will last. We are open 7 days a week from Monday through Saturday. We are open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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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 specialize in Hair Braiding and Henna Jagua temporary Tattoo. It lasts about 2 weeks.

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I offer professional electric tattooing, with over five years of experience. I specialize in all kinds of custom work.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We specialize in making our brides look and feel their best on their big day. We have been doing henna for parties and events for 10 years. Our expertise is in designing exquisite and personalized henna designs. We develop our henna in-house with 100% pure and organic henna powder and aromatherapy grade essential oils which guarantees the deepest mehndi color. We always aim to provide you with the highest value possible in our henna services. History Established in 2012 Henna has always been a fascinating medium of art and expression to me and ever since I was a child I loved drawing with henna on myself and everyone around me. As my passion and expertise has grown I have been able to bring in some elements of sustainability and decided to create a brand that has a positive impact on the environment. I love the organic and natural origins of henna and wish to sustain that in the products I use, unlike the chemical laden products found in the main stream market. It takes years of practice and training to become a seasoned and experienced henna artist who has perfected their henna in color quality while avoiding dyes and chemicals. I wish to bring that to you as a henna artist.

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I actually take the time to get to know my clients so that I can get a feel about what kind of style they prefere. I want to make it both a pleasurable and as painless as possable considering the type of work I do. Like they say as well "you get what you pay for" I understand that my work can be very pricey depending on what is being done. I am always willing to work with my cleints and on a per person basis I will work out diffrent arraingments.

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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