Sunday, August 18, 2013

Viva Mexico!

I painted at what was probably one of the cooler events of my career on Wednesday, together with my friend, Emilie, who I hired for the event.  It was the Mexican National Team vs. Ivory Coast soccer game at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ.  We were representing Doritos & Cheetos, and painting in their area while they handed out free samples of their new flavors to the patrons for four hours before the game.

Speaking of which, if you like spicy - really spicy - be sure to try the new flavors when they come out.  My mouth was on fire!

Anyway, four hours of nonstop face painting, and it was a mad scene!  We had awesome line managers, which helped immensely, and the patrons were really great, but wow, that was a lot of fast painting.  We had to move very quickly to get as many people as possible done, but one of the line managers was kind enough to take a few photos.

My most requested design was probably a full face Mexican flag.

Second most popular was probably cheek art flags in rectangle or heart shapes.

And of course, there were the flaming soccer balls.  Can't go wrong with a flaming soccer ball.

Especially since I'd done a freehand flaming soccer ball glitter tat on my arm for the occasion!

Now next time they have to hire me to do temp tattoos!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Since I'm on a Tattoo Kick

I may as well tell you about another party I worked this weekend, a "birthday party" for the Irish Cottage Inn, in Franklin, NJ.  I didn't eat or drink there (yet, since I plan to go back with Eric & try it out), but it looked like a great place.  Once we do actually try it, I'll have to report back.  It's up in Sussex County, out in the country, and was a nice drive.

The people that run the Inn and work there were incredibly nice, laid back, and fun.  And the kids were great about picking all different things!  I think I only had two butterflies, and other than that and these zombies, everyone was different.

That scary one getting into character is the two-year-old brother of the other!  So wanting a similar face makes sense; when we were kids, my little sister wanted to be like me too.  How cute are they?!

But I started this talking tattoos.  I was face painting and tattooing at the party.  What's more fitting at the birthday party of an Irish pub than a Celtic shamrock tattoo?

And what's more fitting than a lizard?

Um.. maybe not.  A dragon?

OK, fine, I'm kidding, I'm kidding.  But I did do this cool freehand flower.

I'm loving these freehand tattoos!

Back to the painting.  Bunch of characters at this event.  This little girl was hoping for a turtle tattoo, but wanted it on her cheek, which I won't do, so she opted for painting rather than a turtle on an arm.

Her older sister wanted to be a Sun, of all things!

And then in addition to the butterflies I already mentioned,

I did love this smiling dog,

and this awesome cat.

And on that note, I sign off for now.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

... and Now for Something Completely (well, ok, partly) Different!

I've been having more fun with the temp tats recently, because I've started doing more freehand tattoos.  With brushes or a special art pen I've acquired, I can do pretty much anything I want.

On myself, I tried this gorgeous flower design.

Know what this would be perfect for?  Wedding, bachelorette party, and prom tattoos!  How awesome would that be?  The heck with buying jewelry; I'll stick it right on you!

I didn't leave out the less flowery types, though.  I had to try out this cool dragon too.

While I do have dragon stencils, it's kind of cool to translate the dragons I face paint right into my tattoos too.

And this past Sunday at a tattoo party I worked for a christening in Oakland, NJ, This tattoo was the biggest hit of the party!

It was so fun to do, but was even better when the boy who'd taken me up on my challenge of "if you don't see something in my book, we can make something up" saw the final result.  He was so proud of it, and his dad was a huge fan too!


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