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Waterproof & Hand Painted Temporary Tattoos

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Waterproof temporary tattoos are a specialized temporary tattoo service. We can can custom design your tattoo to suit your needs and desired look.

Events for Waterproof & Hand Painted Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoos are great for events that will last consecutive days, including:

– Armageddon
– Comic-con
– Festivals
– Dress-up parties
– Film, TV,Theater

Contact us now to learn more about our temporary tattoos or for a free quote.

More Info

We can can custom design your tattoo and have a few methods of application available:

-hand painting (cost effective)
-Just like a real tattoo, we can use tattoo transfer paper to quickly transfer all the outlines directly onto your skin for the most professional results.  (mid range price)
-Design & custom cut stencils (costly option)

Our tattoo inks are great for a realistic finish, no gloss and colours can be mixed to suit your skin tone or to blend with current tattoos you may already have.

For a free quote, simply email us a photo of the look you would like to achieve and we will quote accordingly.

We use top quality airbrush inks that conform with Australian and European community cosmetic regulations and US FDA regulations. Inks last 3-5 days with the right care and are used globally by special effects artists in the film industry for it’s lasting qualities and non-toxic nature.

After care of your waterproof and hand painted temporary tattoos:

– Baby powder has proven to reduce rubbing & ensure your tattoo lasts longer
– Pat (don’t rub) dry after getting wet
– Removal – Soapy water (after a hot bath) and a good scrub with exfoliating gloves will remove paint

We have a large network of local artists in: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga, Taupo, Rotorua

From time to time, we might be able to arrange for artists in the following cities, depending on availability. Please contact us before booking these cities and the rest of New Zealand: Hamilton, Cambridge, Nelson, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Napier, Whangamata, Tairua, Waiheke Island, Gulf Harbour, Orewa, Whangaparoa and Great Barrier Island. Travel and accommodation fees where applicable are additional.

FAQs

General FAQs

What areas or cities do you cover?

The majority of our team is based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Our artists are available for travel NZ wide for a travel fee and we can arrange accommodation too if overnight travel is required for corporate events.

Do you travel to other parts of the country? What about Internationally?

We’ll happily travel anywhere you’d like, but there will be a travel fee discussed at the time of booking. For our corporate clients as required, we can arrange for flights and overnight stays should artists be unavailable in your area.
Our artists are available for international travel. Flights, accomodation, meal allowances & other incidentals will apply.

Can I book the same artist I met at another event?

If they’re available, absolutely! If they’re not available we’ll do our best to move things in order to accomodate you request. Alternatively, we can book from our large pool of artists and will book someone with a similar style and level of experience.

How far in advance do I need to book?

Our online booking system allows bookings four days prior to your event. While we do have a large network of artists available, it is recommended that you book in advance.
In the rare instance, if we are unable to fill your booking request, a full refund will be provided and you will be notified ASAP. For our private clients, we do require full payment prior to confirming a booking.
October through to May is our busy corporate season, so artist availablility might be limited. Please refer to the cancellation and changes terms below.

Why are your services so expensive?

Our artists are priced at industry standard rates, meaning our prices are super competitive amongst other professional companies.
We do offer some premium add-on options, but they are totally optional to make your event experience unforgettable.
Our artists are all self-employed professionals and are re-imbursed accordingly. We are also GST registered so all prices include GST and will be reflected in your invoice.
Our artists contstantly particapate in training workshops and our company constantly offers our artists upskilling options, with their knowledge and skill constantly being taken to the next level.

Do you have public liability insurance?

Yes, all our contract artists are covered under our $2m policy through AIG Insurance. An Insurance certificate can be provided upon request.

Set Up

What do you need in order for set-up?

1x small table and 1x high stool or two chairs per artist and good lighting.
We require access to a power point. If multiple artists are booked, 2-3 artists are able to share a large table. All airbrushing services includes a 30min set up and pack down.

Do your artists require breaks?

Yes, for bookings over 4 hours, a quick 10 minute refresh and meal break is required.

Health, Hygiene and Product Info

What about Health, Hygiene and Product Info?

Health and Hygiene is top of our artist’s lists and they are all given correct instructions on and regularly practice sanitization methods. We can provide our business HSE plan for our corporate clients in addition to our site-specific plan for larger events.
We carry baby wipes and hand sanitizer / iso alcohol and use Dettol to keep everything clean and tidy. Brushes are thoroughly rinsed between clients and sterilized and cleaned between parties.

What kind of paints or product do you use?

All colours conform with Australian and European community cosmetic regulations and US FDA regulations.
Used globally by special effects artists in the film industry for its lasting qualities and nontoxic nature with a alcohol base making the ink waterproof up to 7 days. Airbrush Body Paint is formulated by qualified cosmetic chemists.

Face Paint and Body Art Specific

How long does it take for a body paint?

It depends on the amount of detail required. Usually it takes 30 mins to an hour to just cover a model from top to toe in one colour of paint.
The average body paint takes about 4 to 5 hours but if a lot of detail is required, we would require longer. When a body paint design requires more detail we can also work on it with 2 artists to reduce the working time.
For party body art and a bit of fun, we recommend 2 hours for upper torso, 2.5 hours if you’d like face included and 3 hours if you’d like something painted on the legs. For anything extremely detailed, illustrated or exact copies, book more time.
Each artist has a minimum 1.5 hour call-out time.

How long will the paint stay on?

The paint will stay on as long as you don’t rub it or make it wet. If you look after your body paint it will last a whole day, evening or night. We can apply fixing spray which will help make the paint last.
We recommend wearing a light robe or loose zip jumper over the top if you are travelling to an event and want to cover yourself up prior.

What about body paint or SFX makeup removal?

A hot shower with water and soap will take off most of the paint. Sometimes it is necessary to use baby wipes, make-up wipes or an old towel too.
Some colours stain some people more than others. In this case, we recommend soaking the skin in shaving cream for 5-10 mins to pull the pigment off. It works a treat on fake blood too!
If pros-aid glue is used you might need some oil (baby/ olive oil etc) to take off the residues. Soaking in a hot bath with oil will take off lots of prosthetic applications or try the methods below:
Use a sponge or brush and Isopropyl Myristate to lift edges gently.
Soak the prosthetic in a layer of remover if the glue is being stubborn.
Carefully work up edges and your piece. Do not rip off skin.
If you want to re-use your piece, use small doses of Isopropyl Alcohol instead. (Myristate will break down your prosthetic piece)

Will the rain affect my body paint or SFX makeup?

A heavy downpour will definitely ruin your body art. Our advice is to stay inside or under cover. A slight trickle of rain will not affect your art as long as you don’t rub it off. Some little splashes will dry up again as soon you are inside.

Is heat or sweat a problem for body paint?

Profuse sweating is a problem for any body art. it is recommended to try keep your body temperature cool as much as possible; stay in the shade on hot days and don’t go wild running or dancing while you are painted.

What designs can you paint on me?

Anything you like – we can paint a design you prefer or custom create something special for you based on your theme.
Ideally we would like to you send us some images or moodboards for inspiration and we can take it from there to work within your budget and time-frame booked.
Custom stencils are also easily arranged for the addition of your company logo or theme for any service, have a look at our custom stencil cutting for more info.

Body Art - what do I need to know? How do I prepare?

We would recommend getting some accessories to go with your body art to complete the look- boots, hat, boy leg shorts etc.
We can supply the “stick-on” g-string (recommended for corporate – risque’ only) and nipple covers for women, alternatively please supply suitable underwear/ boy-legs.
Males, we’d recommend you supply suitable underwear / boy-legs or trousers if we are painting upper torso.
Males – If you are unwilling to shave/ wax prior to the painting, we would require an additional 30mins for the booking. If you have tattoos please also book an extra 30-60 min for tattoo cover up depending on the size of the tattoo.

Pricing

Our temporary tattoo artists start from $195 incl GST for a minimum 1.5 hour booking.

– additional travel costs apply for locations more than 15km from CBD
– bookings after 5pm incur a 20% surcharge
– clients are also required to provide queue control, pigtails or barriers for large events.
– parking charges are additional unless a car park can be provided for our artists

– Bookings are only confirmed once full payment has been made. Upon booking confirmation, our artists schedules are confirmed also.

In the unlikely event that we don’t have an available artist in your area, travel can be arranged for an additional fee. We will notify you of this at the time of your booking and if this is unsuitable, you will be entitled to a full refund.

Please refer to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy

1 review for Waterproof & Hand Painted Temporary Tattoos

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Auckland Theatre Company

    Having a play that called for a full back tattoo on one of our actors and three weeks of performances, we approached Sam at The Magic Brush for a solution that could be applied 2 or 3 times a week and not have any long term damage to our cast members skin. Sam ran a few trials herself to find an appropriate product and worked with our costume designer to create a stencil tattoo that could be applied on-site prior to the performance. Sam was a pleasure to deal with, well organized, and open to work around our process and schedule, including test applications, conversations with designer & director, and media opportunities. We were very pleased with Sam and her team, and the result onstage each night was one of the many highlights of the performance

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