I will not paint anyone who, in my opinion, appears to be suffering from a cold sore, conjunctivitis, chicken pox, measles, mumps or any other infectious skin complaint. Similarly, eczema, open cuts and grazes are not suitable surfaces to paint. I will be unable to paint anyone suffering from cold/flu symptoms, and hayfever sufferers are advised to have a motif on the cheek, hand or arm (This leaves the nose smudge-free for tissues).
If a person has sensitive skin or is prone to allergies, such as those from common products, I would prefer not to paint their face. If they have their heart set on having their face painted, I can do a patch test on the inside of their arm and leave for 45 minutes to one hour. If there is no reaction I will paint, but if the skin does react I will not paint. Alternatively, I will be happy to paint the person's hand or arm, as these areas are less sensitive. If I am not informed of any allergies or sensitivity, I will not be held liable for allergic reactions to paints.
As face paint is not recommended for children under 2 years old, I will paint on any child over 2 years of age who is happy to have their face painted. If at any point the child objects I will stop painting. If a child is reluctant to have his or her face painted, I will not comply with the wishes of the parent or carer over the desire of the child - I will only paint a child that wants to be painted! Young children do not always understand face painting, if they seem uncertain, I would prefer to give them a small design on the hand or arm that may be more enjoyable for them. They can see what is being done, feel in control of the situation, and can look at it and enjoy it for the rest of the day. I appreciate being presented with clean faces to be painted, including noses. I will help any small child onto my chair and let the more capable climb on themselves - no child should climb onto the chair without prior permission.
I will not paint signs, symbols or other designs, which are in any way racially or religiously offensive. I reserve the right to refuse to paint anyone who is abusive, violent, or intoxicated.
I will exercise reasonable caution but will not be held responsible for damage to clothing or property. Face paints can be removed from clothes using cold water and stain removal products.
Please do not touch, or allow children to touch or play with the paints and equipment. For safety reasons, children (and adults) are not permitted to play in my work area and Imaginations Wild will not be liable for any damage or injuries should this occur. Parents and carers are responsible for their children at all times. I cannot be expected to supervise children and provide a quality service.
Safety and hygiene:
Imaginations Wild's products have been designed for professional use and meet all FDA and European safety guidelines. These paints contain anti-bacterial agents and are hypo-allergenic; they are water based and wash off easily with mild soap and water. My brushes and sponges are thoroughly cleaned between jobs. If any of my brushes or paints come into contact with blood they will be discarded.