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Wild Style Design Company
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  • 6 years in business
Becky C.
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We have been using Wild Style for more than 7 years for all our city events. They are by far the BEST face painters in the area. They are great at handling our large crowds, and we really feel like they are a great value. We get more compliments on the face painting and tattoos than on any other one component of our events. Easy to work with, professional, great with difficult parents and kids alike (and we all know there's always one or two at any event). I can't say enough good things about working with Shelly and her artists.


Typecast, Inc. is a welcoming tattoo and piercing studio located in the heart of Campustown above Busey Bank. Our knowledgeable staff members are dedicated to customer service, and are open to the ideas of their clients. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments are available.


We offer: * award-winning and nationally recognized artists * tattoos and body piercing Portrait, color, realism, black and grey, we do it all! We have the area's largest selection of body jewelry. We have female piercers. We do full-service piercing. Also, we have microdermal specialists. We are safe, clean, and friendly. We're voted as the best place to get a tattoo in The Buzz 2011!


I have 16 years of experience in residential and commercial murals and decorative painting. I offer free in-home estimates. Many of my original artwork pieces and prints are available for art shows and/or purchase. Check out my etsy store at my website. I hold a bachelor's degree in graphic design. And I offer many services relating to print and web-based design. I also apply henna tattoo designs at festivals, parties and the Blend in Washington, on Wednesdays at 1-4 p.m. Henna is an all-natural stain from India. Henna tattoos are rich brown in color and can last from 1-3 weeks with care. Tattoo pricing starts at $5 and up, depending on detail.

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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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