FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What age children can you paint?

 

Art About Face will not face paint or apply temporary tattoos to children under the age of 3, regardless of whether or not it has been done before. Children must always be willing and co-operative, indicating that they wish to be painted before we will do so. Under 3s may have a simple design painted on their arm or hand so that they still feel included. The majority of under 3s do not understand and need to be able to see what is going on, so this is the perfect way to introduce them to a little paint!

 

Are your products safe?

 

Yes, all products used comply with FDA toy and cosmetic regulations and are safe to use on all skin types. However, as with any cosmetics, it is always possible to have an allergic reaction to a product. This is very uncommon, but if you are concerned, a patch test can be organised beforehand.

 

Are you insured?

 

Yes, I have public liability insurance for £2m

 

How is face paint removed?

 

The best way to remove face paint is with water and a flannel initially, then with a little soap if necessary to remove final traces. Baby wipes should never be used as most brands contain alcohol which can be abrasive to the skin and cause soreness. They can also react with the paint products leading to an increased risk of skin reactions.

Some of the darker and more vibrant colours can leave a slight temporary stain.

 

How long do tattoos last?

 

This will depend on a number of conditions, ie skin type, wear and tear causing rubbing from clothes or jewellary, frequency of bathing. Most will last between 2 and 5 days, but sometimes up to 2 weeks!

 

How are tattoos removed?

 

Glitter and temporary ink tattoos will gradually wear off, but they can easily be removed early by soaking the area for a few minutes in warm water and then using olive or baby oil on cotton wool to gently remove.

 

Are there any circumstances when you will not paint a child?

 

If children are unwilling/ uncooperative or unable to express for themselves that they wish to be painted or unable to sit still we will not paint them. If a child is suffering from a contagious illness/ condition such as chicken pox, measles, common cold or flu, scabies, impetigo, cold sores or other skin infections, head lice or conjunctivitis then we will not paint them due to the high risk of cross infection. We cannot paint children with known eczema or any known sensitivities to face paint or other cosmetic products. The artist's decision on these issued is final.

 

How much would a 2 hour party cost?

 

It very much depends on the number of guests attending, the location of the event and the services required. It's best to contact me by phone or email to discuss your requirements and I can give you a quote.