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True Colors Face Painting
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy B.
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We had the pleasure of having Cindy be apart of my sons 5th bday bash!! Where do I start?! She drove over an hour to make this happen for me!! Cindy arrived well before our agreed time. She was setup & ready for face painting & tattoos 20 minutes before the party started. She didn't put her brush down until all of the kids faces were painted or tattoos were on! She was great with the kids & took the time to ensure every kid was pleased before they left her chair!! Again thanks a million Cindy!! If you're looking for an affordable, perky talented face painter that's great with kid, she's your lady!!!!


I do custom design tattooing, old tattoos reworked, cover ups, and also body piercings. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments are available. I'm an experienced and licensed tattoo artist and body piercer who is always looking for new skin.


I offer tattooing. My customer love my design and my works. I never disappoint them with my friendly service. We can talk about design and price, share ideas together, and use standard imported equipment from America and Europe.


Our business has been around for the last 15 years. It is owned by Sumithra Debi, the grand daughter of Johnny Two Thumbs. She is an experienced female artist for 15 years. All tattoos and piercings are done in private. We do both tattoos and piercings. We are specializing in cover ups and fix up and custom designs. We do offer a wide range of piercing jewelry and tattoo after care, fake tattoo body suits and fake tattoo sleeves, and tattoo t -shirts.


I am a quality tattoo and body piercing specialist. I have over thirty years tattooing, and eighteen years piercing experience.

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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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