Peter Joyes' webpage for
F I N G E R N A I L T A T T O O S
Hearing about recently introduced licensing requirements for
tattoo artists, I requested information
from the Oregon Board of Cosmetology, to determine if I needed a special permit
or license to do these
fingernail tattoos, since I have been doing them since 1985 and not even one
person had complained or even
said "Ouch!" I received a letter back telling me that I would indeed need a
permit and that I would have to
spend at least a year in full time beauty school to get one. And, they told me,
I was subject to a $10,000
fine if I performed such nail tattoos without a permit.
I am 71 years old. Much as I love
doing these fingernail tattoos,
I do not want to spend a year
in beauty school, nor do I want to be fined!.
Thus I have stopped doing them.
These pictures will show you what you are missing!
Fingernail Tattoos are for the daring. This is the kind of art that some people think of as offensive, and morally wrong, while other people jump up and down with interest and excitement. It is on the edge. Teenagers love it. It is like having a real tattoo, but of course, they don't hurt, and they grow out in a few months.
The pictures grow out in 3 - 5 months. It doesn't hurt, (though people have described the experience as "irritating").
I will be forever grateful to have found such a skill which puts me, at this
time in my life, so often right in the center of this high pitch teenage energy.
It is so real, so spontaneous. I truly enjoy being able to share my artistic
and in the process, give you something
which makes such huge smiles, and such wondrous amazement.
It is a little piece of magic.
I can draw pretty much any picture you'd like. You can select a design from photo books, or you can show me a picture to copy. Each picture takes about six minutes. I can do ten per hour, 40 in an afternoon.
Exciting entertainment for groups of teens.