Laurie Borden - Artworks
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Sometimes when I'm not painting pictures OF people, I'm painting pictures ON people!

Throughout the Summer, I paint tattoos on children at several local farmer's markets, as well as private functions and birthday parties throughout the year. Getting out of the studio, and spending a few hours surrounded by children who think you're the greatest thing since sliced bread is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I thoroughly enjoy it - even when it gets a little crazy. The tattoos are colorful, fun, and temporary. With a little care, they'll last several days.

I've also started to offer henna tattoos, and hand painted temporary black tattoos for the older crowd that still like to have some fun. The black ink used to paint the tattoos, called harquus, is FDA approved, and is what used in movies to give actors realistic looking imitations. With care they can last up to a week. The henna tattoos are done with the traditional ingredients used in the middle east for hundreds of years - ground henna leaf mixed with sugar, lemon juice, and essential oils, and can last for up to a month.

Please email me if you'd like more information on a tattoo party.