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Post by JoyBells on Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:28 pm

I don't see much in the forum on glitter tattoos about pricing. How do you decide the pricing on your glitter tattoos? I work at fairs mostly (so how do you decide the per tattoo price & what is your price for different size tattoos). But, thinking about also doing them at corporate events & birthday parties. Trying to figure out how to get the most $$ out of my glitter tattoos.

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Post by TheGildedCat on Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:22 pm

Min $5, and I step it up depending on size from there... $8, $10, $15. If I had it to do over, I probably wouldn't get any larger sized ones. The regular small size consistently sells the best and is the easiest/quickest to apply. However, I know sales vary regionally and by event type.
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Post by Texastexastexas on Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:34 pm

Hi,

I just started doing glitter tattoos. I'm charging $5 per tattoo, but I only do the smalls. I'm not confident enough to order large ones yet 😳. Almost half of my sales so far are snowflakes (Frozen). It's easy to apply and turns out beautiful every time.

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Post by lailatov on Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:47 pm

Where do you guys sell these? festivals? what kinds of places should I start researching for?
Thanks

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Post by fesspenter on Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:19 pm

I use them as an add-on to events. I also recommend them at birthday pool parties.
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:50 pm

i do them as add on's to parties mostly.
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Post by Flying Laughter on Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:38 am

fesspainter and forent-fairy,
How much more an hour when adding on to birthday parties?
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Post by fesspenter on Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:36 pm

I usually add on $50 for glitter tattoos per hour to the face painting price.  I pay the glitter artist $20/hour, and it costs approximately $1  per tattoo with glitter and glue.  If they can do a tattoo every three or four minutes, they can do 15-20 tattoos per hour, so it is costing $15-$20 for supplies per hour plus artist cost.  If it is glitter tattoos alone, then I charge out $75/hour.
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:01 pm

lol I'm the same as Lisa, I +$50 to the price, and add an extra hour, and i only do it as an add on to face painting.

For Pay Per Tattoo, my smallest is minimum $5 and it goes up from there, I include 2 colors of glitter in the initial price, then $1 per additional color.
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Post by MissWyssa on Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:21 pm

Curious as to what the going hourly rate for face painting is where you ladies are. Where I live it's between $40 and $50 an hour. I'm trying to figure out weekday to charge for glitter tattooing as well. I doing want to short myself or overcharge by going off pricing in a different market.
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Post by Aireekah on Wed May 24, 2017 2:58 am

My prices are:

$4 - Small
$6 - Medium (which is most of them)
$8 - Large

+ $1 for holographic glitter

For parties I've been doing $85/hr, but I think I'm changing that to $100/hr. I've had a hard time figuring out my hourly wage, but that's still a competitive price where I live and factors in my travel expenses and the extra time I take preparing for a private party.

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Post by fesspenter on Wed May 24, 2017 5:19 am

Dear Miss Wyssa:
When I started face painting almost 19 years ago, I charged $50/hour.  Now, I charge $150/hour for the first hour, and $95 for each subsequent hour.  
When I raised my rates, I got better customers.  I do get less jobs, and I still make more than I used to.  
I estimated that it costs me $26/hour to face paint, including paint, glitter, Bling, brushes, sponges, hand sanitizer, soap, wipes, insurance, travel, education & training, kit case, powders, chair, canopy, signage, aprons, business cards, table cloths, tables, flooring, unbreakable mirrors, containers, alcohol, duct tape, bungees, vendor's fees, etc.  
At $40/hour, you are making $14 per hour.   That is only $3 more than minimum wage.   That is not enough to make a living.  If you include the fact it may take 30 minutes each way to travel, 20 minutes to clean and restock my kit, and the hours of practice time to insure I get better all the time, that $14/hour profit goes down to less than $7 per hour. You will soon be unable to afford to face paint, or invest in your training or upgrading your kit.  
Face Painting is a luxury service.
We come to the client, and create art on the spot.  
It costs a lot of money for proper supplies.  And, actually, they are not paying for the cost of supplies, they are paying for our artistry. Lots of people start up at $50/hour. They don't last.
If a client wanted to do Face Painting for themselves, a Deluxe Snaz kit is $89, and they still have to buy brushes, sponges.


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Post by paintergirl92 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:39 am

This is something I needed to see. I usually charge &50 an hour which is crazy good and people don't want to pay that but I have learned it's hard for me at least to put a value per hour on my time like that thanks it helped me realize I am really under valuing myself

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