FAQ

Body Art

How long does it take to do a body paint?

This depends on the amount of detail in a body paint. Usually it takes 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. When a body paint design requires much detail we can also work on it with 2 artists to reduce the working time.

How long will the paint stay on?

The paint will stay on as long as you do not 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, this will help make the paint last.

How do you take off the body art work?

A hot shower with water and soap take off most of the paint. Sometimes it is necessary to use a baby wipe or make -up wipe to take of the last bit of some colours. Some people hang on to some colours depending on the acidity of their skin. If pros-aid glue is used you might need some oil to take off the residues. Soaking in a hot bath with oil will take off lots of prosthetic applications.

What happens if it rains?

A heavy downpour will definitely ruin your art work. Advice for that is to stay inside. A slight trickle of rain might not do all that much harm as long as you don’t rub it off. Some little splashes will dry up again as soon you are inside.

Is heat a problem for body paint?

Profusely sweating is a problem for any body art. it is recommended to stay in the shade on hot days and not to go wild in running or dancing while you are painted.

Who makes the designs for the body art?

That depends on the occasion. We always try to accommodate our client’s wishes. If left to us, Yolanda makes most of the intricate designs.

What are your space requirements to do a bodypaint

We would need a couple of square meters in a warm room, preferable with easy water access and a table. We are very tidy painters but we can bring drop cloths when required.

I saw a BODYFX Artist painting at a event, can I book that particular artist?

If the artist is available we will make sure they will be able to attend your event.

Can you come in character?

We normally wear our team wear but we can come in costume, additional fees apply.

What ages do you paint?

We paint kids from the age of 1.5 to 110, as long as the child is happy to have it done we are happy to apply. For very small children we would only do very small designs. Or only add a little paint on their hands.

Makeup

Can you make me look like Johnny Depp?

Shot answer – NO

However we can make you look like: Edward Scissorhands, Captain Jack Sparrow, The Mad Hatter etc.

Models

Where do you get the models from?

Our models do not come usually from agencies. Anyone having a good looking body, is confident in showing it off and has some time available can apply to be a BodyFX model. You will have an advantage if you have dance/acting or other public performance experience/ skills.

Can I become a model for BodyFX?

Yes, you possibly can. Just fill in the model application form <a href="http://bodyfx.co.nz.103-16-181-117.bundle.co.nz/bodyfx-model-page/">(click here)</a> or reply on one of our model requests on face book. Not all modelling jobs are paid jobs. Some are just for fun, practice or promotion of our prosthetic range. You will always get some nice photos to put on your CV or Facebook page.

Face Art

How many kids can you paint an hour?

All our artists are trained to paint 12 kids an hour, this is full faces. We can work faster with smaller designs however we pride ourselves in making the best artwork so we do enjoy taking our time when possible.

I saw a BODYFX Artist painting at a event, can I book that particular artist?

If the artist is available we will make sure they will be able to attend your event.

What do we need to provide?

A small table inside or outside in a shaded, sheltered area. Corner of a counter or breakfast bar will work fine as well. Further we will need some water and proper light to work in. We bring our kit, mirror and make-up chair. We can bring a table as well, recommended for outside events.

Can you come in character?

We normally wear our team wear but we can come in costume, additional fees apply.

What ages do you paint?

We paint kids from the age of 1.5 to 110, as long as the child is happy to have it done we are happy to apply. For very small children we would only do very small designs. Or only add a little paint on their hands.

Education

How can I become a body paint artist myself?

We regularly teach workshops so best thing is to sign up so we can keep you updated with our next workshop Then you will find out whether you have some talents to develop in this direction. Just click here for information and dates about our workshops.

Do you need to be creative to learn?

In the workshop you will get taught all the basics in a very step by step way. No you do not have to be highly creative however it does help if you have some art experience.

Products

What kind of products do you use?

All the paints we use and sell are high quality cosmetics imported from the US, Europe and Australia. They are water based and FDA compliant, approved for cosmetic use – in fact they’re not actually paints but make-up. We use a combination of TAG, Paradise (which contain aloe, chamomile, avocado and cocoa butter – they smell amazing!) , Fantasy and Snazaroo.

Terms & Conditions

How can I pay you?

We will happily accept either cash or cheque on the day or bank deposit (must be cleared 2 days before the event, in case of any problems. When paying on the day we suggest to have an envelope ready and pay before we start. It becomes a lot more chaotic to organise that when the party is in full swing.

How far in advance do I need to book?

We take bookings years in advance or when possible a day before the event. We have a lot of artists on our books and we are most likely to help. However if you want to make sure you have an artist for your next event, please book us in ahead of time, we recommend 2-3 weeks.

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