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Altoona Tattoo Artists

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Maggie Yesko Photography
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anne W.
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Maggie photographed a very special day for my parents on their 36th wedding anniversary and their 1st anniversary of getting a tattoo together-wedding bands! It was in the comfort of her own home and roommates tattoo studio. Maggie made the experience comfortable for us in her own home. In fact, we hardly noticed anyone was taking pictures which made for some great candid moments. She was quick with her artistic eye and efficient in snapping before, during, and after moments. We especially didn't feel a sense of urgency or obligations to do something in what can be a long process of tattooing. This was a wonderful experience. Maggie was very timely in her turnover after editing the photos and sending them directly to me. The quality of the pictures turned out great; they were actually framed and given as Christmas presents! I would recommend Wolf Manor Photography for any experience you want to be accurately captured.

  • 7 years in business
Big R.
Verified review

This place is great & JT always does great work. If you are in the area and want to get some nice ink done or a piercing you should check it out! Also that guy mentioned in the previous comment with the Megan's law hasn't worked there for about two years so no worries about that!


Our family-oriented tattoo shop gives a homey feel and makes you feel relaxed! The modern and clean demeanor of the shop keeps you at ease while our extremely talented artists perform top-quality work. Being in a college town, our artists are incredibly versatile in all types of styles, so throw us a challenge.

Q & A

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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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