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  • 14 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Milly K.
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The Sturgis Falls Celebration is a very fast paced and crazy time. Zounds came right in like he'd been a part of our family for years! I had SO many compliments and even a couple of tears when it was learned he was only going to be there for one day. I will definitely be hiring him again for 2019!


I do temporary henna tattoos (mehndi) in the state of Iowa and the surrounding areas. I provide service for brides, baby shower, bridal shower, birthdays, anniversaries, and so much more. I have been doing this for 15 years, and I also sell custom artwork.


To The Point Tattoo is a premiere tattoo and piercing shop. We service many celebrities as well as the general public. With a certified and registered master tattoo artist, our service is competitive. Check us out. You'll be glad you did!

  • 12 years in business

I am a face painter who offers face painting services to both private parties and company parties and events. Price does differ, depending on how many guests are expected. I love kids and love to be a part of a spreading happiness with a simple face painting that can make anyone feel pretty or special. I work with all ages, although I will not paint on children under 2 years or anyone with a skin break out of skin irritation. I use all hypoallergenic products that are approved by the FDA. For peace of mind and because I care about all my clients, I am also insured, which is rare to find out there in my line of biz. I also am equipped with offering glitter tattoos to my services, which are loved by all ages! I also have done hand-rendered temp tattoos for bridal parties, prom goers as well as at postprom events! I am great with kids and if hired for a birthday, I can't come empty handed to the party, so I always bring a special handmade present (made by me, Art by Kat). Another fun thing that I offer is that I have a princess/fairy whom I employ and who is very popular to add to your face painting event. Please let me know if you have questions or if you would like to hire me to make your special party or event a special one! Thanks.

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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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