Glitter tattoos at Masked Wedding Steampunk Ball

At the beautiful Lansdown Club in London, the lovely Siobhan and Chris Ridley (yes the fab photographer I nabbed for the Butterfly Bling shoot in HK) invited wedding guests to a masked ball.


I turned up with all my kit to realise I had left my posh dress, shoes and mask at home in Norfolk so had a quick emergency shop (thank goodness for Monsoon!) and a spare mask with me in my kit to decorate in the ladies.

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Not bad if I say so myself, considering it took me ALL DAY in Norwich to find a dress I even remotely liked and could work in the 1st time round. OK so this 1 cost more (rats) but how jammy I found it AND shoes in the 50 minutes I had spare!!! And much as I loved the shoes (surprisingly – the lovely lady in Monsoon was right) they were NOT comfy to work in so I was mainly barefoot. I have never tried to glitter tattoo my own chest before (jewellery left behind with original dress of course) so that was messy!

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The NeoClassical/ Vintage/ Steampunk wedding was GORGEOUS as expected from 2 such creatives, check out the official photos. The wedding cake was tiers of beautifully lit unusual jellies!

Their blog on it (more stunning photos) is here.

I was then lucky enough to get to decorate a lot of the guests, mainly with glitter body tattoos, to match their outfits.

Lovely people lovely event – thanks so much for letting me be part of it!

Another Avatar Bodypaint

April 2010

This was for a party in Discovery bay, on Lantau Island in HK.

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Avatar &Mad Hatter

I was able to borrow Gareth’s (the Rugby 7’s avatar) skirt, wig & jewellery for my client, who went on to the party with his wife (who was the Mad Hatter from the new Tim Burton film). The host was so impressed he started a fancy dress comp, which, of course, Mr Avatar won!

DB is a car-less town, only golf buggies allowed, so we looked very odd as they whizzed me back to get my ferry home to HK Island! (Photo lost after facebook deleted me sadly).

Glitter Tattoos on Forbidden Garden Pole Dancers @ M1NT Club HK

Jan 2010 –

I was one of the sponsors for this event, showcasing Pole Paradise Studios instructors and the best of their students.

M1NT is a private members only club in HK, fairly luxurious, with 1 wall of the ‘champagne lounge’ area being a giant shark tank with blacktips the size of dogs. Very James Bond…

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Anyway I did quick body glitter tattoos on most of the dancers; the show was themed so they were all dressed as butterflies, fairys,  jungle women etc. Slight problem being a tanning studio was another sponsor; and like any skin treatment the tan made it harder to do body art (and my glitter tatts took off the tan when they came off!).

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Symone had 3 different performances to do so was in 3 different outfits. For her ‘storm’ one I did swirls and lightning on her tummy and fairy wings on her back, which wouldn’t show in her other 2 outfits.

 I echoed this in the swirly designs I did on the skin of Rebecca Choi who had a solo on silks.

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A few days earlier I had got Symone into the long-legged flesh tone leotard she would be wearing for her hoop duet with Jose. As she had several costume changes and we had no time to decorate between her time slots, I glitter tattoo’d the leotard in the Adam & Eve theme.

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On the night I did a snake and leaves (tribal stylee) to match, on Jose’s arms. Amy Liu also had a leafy body tattoo for her pole show as she was in a jungle nymph outfit.

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The hoop show was great, tho very low down due to the lack of ceiling height in the club, Albert of took  this great video though not in colour.