FAQ

Face Painting/Airbrush Tattoos:

How do I remove the face paint? 
I use high quality professional face paints for ease of removal. (Mehron, Kryolan, Kryolan, Kryvaline, DiamondFx, Snazaroo, and Silly Farm) These paints should easily come off with a soft cloth and warm water. Some of the colors may require an extra wash with a gentle makeup remover. Some blues and greens have pigments that may slightly stain temporarily.

How do I remove the airbrush tattoos or glitter tattoos?

These tattoos last 3-10 days with minimal wear. Once you are ready to remove them use rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab and it will come right off.

 How many faces can you paint in an hour if I book you for a party? 
I can paint 10-12 full faces with glitter and embellishments per hour of booking. This doesn’t include set up and clean up time. It is also very important that while one person is getting their face painted that there are other activities for those that are waiting so the children don’t have to just stand in line and wait while missing the rest of the party. Children must be supervised at all times by responsible adults.

Can you paint within the theme of my child’s party?

Super heroes? Princesses? Absolutely! Just let me know the theme of the party at the time of  booking and I will make sure to have some faces ready for the event. Do keep in mind that more time may be needed per child depending on the complexity of the design and this may affect the booking time.

What are your rates? 
Call for rates on birthday parties, corporate events, baby showers, mural consultation, or vendor events 615-556-7800.

Will I need to pay a deposit?

Yes. A $25 non-refundable deposit will be needed along with a signed booking form. This secures your day. In the event that the artist has to cancel, any deposits or payments will be refunded.

What areas do you cover? 

Western KY, Northwest TN, and Southern IL.

Who can be painted?

Adults, kids, just about everyone. However, I do not paint anyone under the age of 3, anyone with any sores or cuts, anyone with any discharge (eyes, nose, mouth), anyone that has ran a fever within the last 48 hours, anyone coughing or sneezing (even if it’s just allergies).

What if my child objects?

If a child is reluctant to have his or her face painted, I cannot comply with the wishes of the parent or carer over the desire of the child. Young children do not always understand face painting – someone they do not know is doing something to them, which they cannot see – so a small design on the hand may be more enjoyable for them. They can see what is being done, feel in control of the situation, and can look at it and enjoy it for the rest of the day.

Can you paint at Charity Events?

YES! I do! For charity events I simply charge per face on the day and provide a percentage of the day’s takings to the charity.

We do provide a limited number of charity events per year completely free. Message us today to get on the wait list.

 Henna: 

Do you use all natural Henna?

We only use henna paste that is made by Artist Missy French who is certified by the International Certification of Natural Henna Arts. Our Henna paste contains only pure body art quality Henna powder from India, essential oils (Cajeput blend), sugar, and water. Our Maternity safe blend only uses lavender oil so that it is safest for you and baby.

Henna Paste aftercare:

Leave your fresh paste on as long as possible following application up to 12 hours for the darkest stain. You can apply hypafix or athletic tape at your discretion to help the design adhere to the skin. Or, you can also use a lemon sugar spray to also help it stick to the skin longer. Henna loves heat so staying warm will help get a nice dark stain. Once the paste is dry and flaking off you may flake the rest off. Avoid water contact and anything alcohol based on skin for the first 24 hours. The initial stain will be a pumpkin orange color and transition to the darker chestnut/mahogany color over the following 48 hours.

What kind of stain can I expect?

All natural Henna will only stain a brownish orange color. Depending on the plant batch it can vary a bit from reddish to orange to darker brown. However, it will not ever be black, blue, green, etc. These are not natural henna.

If you have followed proper aftercare you should expect a stain at least 3-5 shades darker than your skin tone. This stain can last anywhere from 48 hours to two weeks depending on the placement, your skin type, your body temperature and your aftercare.

Some people’s skin will not take stain as well as others or even take better in certain spots over others.

Avoid hand sanitizer or anything else alcohol based, avoid chlorine/pool water. Apply a natural moisturizer such as our Henna Balm or coconut/olive oil.

If you have never had henna before I suggest a patch test just to see how your skin reacts.

How do you take the Henna design off?

The stain fades gradually as your skin exfoliates. There is no quick fix! For this reason I suggest you place the design somewhere that is appropriate for your work and school, and caution against getting anything on your face.

What about BLACK Henna?

CAUTION! Do NOT ever use “black henna”, it can cause serious reactions that may scar your skin. We are ICHNA Certified and do not use anything except All Natural Henna and Jagua (Referenced further down). Black Henna contains PPD and possibly other chemicals that are dangerous to your body. We want your body art to be as healthy as possible.

How long does fresh paste application take to dry?

Your Henna application typically takes 15-20 minutes to dry to the point of not smudging. However, if you have larger filled in patches they may take 30-45 minutes to be dried enough not to smudge.

Do certain parts of the body stain better?

Henna stains the darkest on the areas of the skin that are thicker, so elbows down to hands and knees down to feet tend to be the darkest staining areas.

Will this work the same on everyone? Will this work on dark skin?

Results can vary for everyone and the color of skin doesn’t have much to do with that variance. The darkness of the stain can be affected by many things, such as body temperature, skin type, lifestyle, time of the month, etc. Two people can use the same henna paste, the same way, and end up with different results. This is due to the many factors that come into play when dealing with an all natural substance and is not the fault of the henna. If you didn’t achieve the results you had hoped for, try going over the design with a second application.

JAGUA:

What is Jagua?

Jagua is a temporary tattoo product that colors the skin a blue-black color for approximately 2 weeks. Jagua comes from the Genipa Americana tree, which can be found in the jungles of South America. Jagua has been used for body ornamentation and medicinal purposes by the indigenous people of the Amazon for centuries.

Is Jagua the same as “black henna”?

No. Jagua is an all natural fruit based product. Black henna is not only NOT natural, but it doesn’t even necessarily contain henna. Black henna is made using PPD (para-phenylendediamine), which is a potentially dangerous chemical using black hair dye. Black henna has been the cause of many adverse reactions, ranging from rashes, chemical burns, permanent scarring and long term health problems. We have never and will never sell or use black henna in our store. The jagua and henna we make and sell are 100% natural and we guarantee it will always remain that way!

How does Jagua work?

Once it is applied to the skin, jagua takes approximately 20-30 minutes to dry. It will dry flat on the skin and should be left there for at least 3 hours. During this time, the top layers of skin are absorbing the jagua fruit juice extract. Once the gel is rinsed gently with water, there will be a faint darkening of the skin underneath. The areas of the skin that had the jagua gel on it will then darken over the next 8-10 hours due to the oxidation process, which will turn it black. The tattoo lasts approximately 2 weeks and the tattoo fades as the top layers of the skin naturally exfoliate.

Does it hurt to get a jagua tattoo?

No! The gel is applied to the top layer of the skin and it naturally will penetrate the skin.

Should I keep the jagua gel on my skin longer than the recommended time? Will that give me a darker tattoo?

It is not necessary to leave it on longer. The longer you leave it on, especially if it’s late and you plan to go to sleep, the more likely you are to smudge it or have it transfer to another part of your body. Make sure to rinse it off well after.

Can I go swimming with a jagua tattoo?

It is not recommended to swim with a jagua tattoo as swimming will cause the skin to exfoliate faster, resulting in the tattoo fading quicker.

Are there any side effects to using jagua?

The risk of a side effect is extremely low, however there is a small possibility of an allergic reaction, due to it being a fruit juice. Jagua gel has been dermatologically tested. If you have allergies to many fruits or have eczema, there is a slightly higher risk of a potential reaction. We suggest doing a small patch test if you are concerned about a possibly allergy or sensitivity. Occasionally you may develop an itchy red rash where the Jagua was applied that may last upwards of a month if you are allergic to this product.

What is the difference between jagua and henna?

Jagua is a fruit based gel and henna is a leaf based paste. Both work by staining the top layer of the skin and fading away as the skin exfoliates. Both are all natural products that are used for temporary tattooing/body art. They differ in that jagua stains the skin a blue-black color and henna stains the skin a maroon-brown color.

Will this work the same on everyone? Will this work on dark skin?

Results can vary for everyone and the color of skin doesn’t have much to do with that variance. The darkness of the stain can be affected by many things, such as body temperature, skin type, lifestyle, time of the month, etc. Two people can use the same jagua, the same way, and end up with different results. This is due to the many factors that come into play when dealing with an all natural substance and is not the fault of the jagua. If you didn’t achieve the results you had hoped for, try going over the design with a second application.

Do certain parts of the body stain better?

Just like henna, jagua tends to stain the areas of the skin that are thicker, so elbows down to hands and knees down to feet tend to be the darkest staining areas.

Can I remove a tattoo quicker if I want it gone?

Since it stains the top layers of the skin, you can exfoliate with soap and a washcloth to speed up the process of natural skin exfoliation. It still may take a few days to completely disappear.

How can I get my tattoo to last as long as possible?

Many different situations can cause the tattoo to fade faster. Avoiding these situations will help prolong the tattoo. If you want the tattoo to last as long as possible, avoid swimming in the ocean or chlorinated pools, as well as avoiding hot tubs. Also, gently patting yourself with a towel when drying off will lessen the exfoliation of the skin after showering. We recommend applying a layer of an all natural balm before going into any type of water.

Is jagua safe for children and pregnant women?

Yes, it is all natural so it is safe for pregnant women and children. However, due to the long wear of the Jagua I require parental permission for anyone under 16.

 

 

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