Birthday Parties, Street Festivals, Corporate Events, Wedding, and more... experience the difference by Face Painting by Akiko. I am an artist with 20 some years of art and graphic art background, I can bring a unique and rare talent to your party. Visit my website to see my face painting gallery, Or find me at "Music On Main" in Lakewood Ranch, the first Friday night of every month.
I can’t say enough about Akiko’s face painting artistry. She recently appeared at my non-profit’s annual fundraiser and garnered rave reviews from all who sat for her special “facial.” I witnessed the perfection Akiko strives for in her work. Her face painting designs are uniquely beautiful, with incredible detail and vivid colors, not to mention her first class special effects. Top-notch also describes her materials, from paints to brushes and sponges. As for Akiko, herself, she has a contagious, peppy personality. She is prompt and prepared, a true professional. We definitely plan on using Akiko again for our organization’s upcoming special events.
She was so sweet and is truly a talented artist. She did an absolutely amazing job! Our daughter was beyond thrilled. Would highly recommend!
We've hired Akiko several times and it never ceases to amaze me her ability, speed, demeanor with the kids and the finished product. I keep asking her if she does any fine art, because she has some real talent. She just loves doing it on the face, the contours and textures make for a more interesting medium and the finished product brings such joy to the living canvas. We will definitely being using her a lot over the years.
Akiko is a truly amazing talent! She provided face painting for our company family fun day and everyone was astounded by her gift and the speed that she delivered. The children responded swiftly to her quiet nature and most sat calmly as she worked her magic. Everyone she touched, literally and figuratively, enjoyed the total experience!
We hired Akiko for my daughter's birthday and she was wonderful! Extremely talented, very kind, and friendly. She put the kids at ease and created beautiful art for each child's face painting request. Thank you!!
Akiko is amazing! Not only is she a wonderful face painting artist, she was awesome with the children and families at the event. She thoughtfully engaged with each child and made them feel special. Akiko is THE BEST!
Akiko was fantastic. We had sent over photos of the looks we each wanted for our costumes. She exceeded our expectations in every way. We actually looked better than the photos. She had great communication with us before our event and arrived on time. She works very quickly and made any adjustments we requested. I highly recommend her and we will definitely be calling on her expertise again! Thank you Akiko!
Akiko was beyond amazing!! We hired her for our company event and she was a hit!!! She did amazing work in seconds! From adults to kids, everyone was blown away by her work. Very professional and personable!! Will definitely hire her again for future events and I highly suggest you do as well!
Akiko was a HIT at Bring Your Child to Work Day! Her skills are untouchable and she is super quick. Akiko works so well with the children and they all loved her! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a face painter. If I ever need one in the future I will not consider anyone else. I feel that she is the best!
We've had Akiko come to the studio a few times now. We've seen other face painters at public events. none compare to the attention to detail, care for the person they are painting and the general artistic ability. I was surprised to find Akiko isn't a well known artist in any other mediums. She is so talented I would love to see her do more traditional forms of art and sell them. I think she just loves people so much she wants that interaction between artist and subject. We will look forward to having her paint at our facility many times in the future.
RTR Urology had Akiko come to our office on Halloween morning ... in less than two hours she had painted the faces of over twenty employees ... even our Doctors thought it was so much fun they allowed her to paint their cheeks! Akiko painted beautiful animals like a tiger, zebra, panther, lion, bunny and a reindeer !! Akiko so enjoys her work ... her smile was as big as ours when she showed you the finished face in her mirror! We are having her back to make us all Christmas Elves next!!
You were amazing! Your work is beautiful! We appreciated your presence and talent so much at my daughter's birthday party. Each kid looked so adorable with your painting on their face :) Thank you! We can't wait to hire you again in the future. (And thanks for helping out at the sand art table too!)
We hired Akiko for our Employee BBQ. Over the 3 hours she had a constant line of kids at her booth. She did an amazing job and was a big hit. This was the 2nd time she worked our event and we will definitely hire her again next year. Thanks Akiko!
Having seen Akiko's work before, I knew when we hired her that our Girl Scout troop would love having her come and do beautiful face paintings. She arrived, quickly set up, and immediately began engaging the girls and helping them choose from her many high-quality designs that she had available. She is a skillful professional, with beautiful designs that outshine any other face painting that I've seen. Not only that, she is great with kids and works very well with them. I would recommend her 100%!!!
It was such a pleasure to work with Akiko. She is not only professional and talented but she is amazing with all the children. She was a hit with our event and we all agree that we can't wait to work with her again!
Akiko is an immensely talented artist that will make it fun and will please the whole party ...Always...... very reliable and Professional! Better even yet...... She's just a great person!
We had our faces painted for a Carnevil Halloween Party Akiko did a wonderful job I even won the contest for best costume and makeup thanks to her! Definately recommend her for any event!
Akiko face painted at our Realtor event. She did an incredible job. She was a hit. Extremely talented. I would definitely recommend her.
LOVE LOVE LOVE AKIKO! THIS IS MY SECOND TIME USING HER SO I KNEW SHE WOULDNT LET ME DOWN. DIDNT EXPECT THE TWINS TO ACTUALLY SIT DOWN SO SHE COULD. PAINT THEIR FACE BUT SHE WAS ACTUALLY FAST ENOUGH TO DO IT FOR THEM. EVERY ONE LOVED HER WORK FROM THE KIDS TO ADULTS. ONE ADULT WAS EVEN TALKING ABOUT GETTING THE WORK SHE DID ON HER ARM AS A TATTOO LOL . I WOULD RECOMMEND AKIKO FOR ANY AND EVERY EVENT
We absolutely love having Akiko at our Aquarium events. She is a huge hit with the kids and always has a smile on her face!
Akiko was amazing. She was professional, prepared, and super talented. She was great with the kids and made face painting look like a real artwork. I will definitely use Akiko again!
Akiko painted at our community picnic(200 people) and did an amazing job! She painted children and adults, as well. We were extremely happy with her work and professionalism. She is the only face painter we will hire here in Twin Rivers!
Just a personal note: the day after being painted by Akiko I went to my husbands company picnic, they had a face painter(not Akiko) and she did not freehand paint like Akiko, she used stencils, it made me so happy that I had made the right choice and hired Akiko!!!!! Thanks for the great job!!!!
Every single person who had a child get their face painted loved it! It was the hit of the Mirabay Easter Eggstravaganza! We will definitely be using Akiko for all of our events. Thank you so much!
Akiko is an artist! She was wonderful at my daughters 5th birthday party. She handled the children and parents so wonderfully. We all had a wonderful time and the faces she created were amazing!!
Akiko was the highlight of my daughters 8th birthday party! Kids and adults waited patiently to have a special design painted on their face. Akiko interacted, laughed, made suggestions and helped little ones decide on a special face painting. I would recommend and praise Akiko for any aged party, event, or special occasion.
We had Akiko for our daughters 4th birthday party and everybody love it. She is such a gifted artist. I truly recommend her for your parties. Thank you Akiko for making our party so wonderful. Cant wait to use your services again.
Akiko used her natural talent and creative design to transform me into an aspiring bunny for a costume contest for work. Our forum is unique - all virtual employees. It was a huge success and everyone couldn't believe the artistic creation. Thank you, Akiko.
We couldn't have been more pleased with Akiko's work at our Halloween event. She came early to paint our staff's faces for their costumes and did an unbelievable job! Then, she also was part of the event and painted the attendee's faces also. All around just a pleasure to work with and she did an amazing job!
We would highly recommend face painting by Akiko! Our office has used Akiko several times and couldnt be happier. All of her work is so artistic, colorful, and just plain fantastic! We look forward to working with her again very soon.
I hired Akiko for my girl 7th birth, the girls love her, she's amazing, and her face painting is unique and beautiful. I highly recommend her.. She really loves what she do and that's why her face painting is so awesome.
Face painter was on time and extremely friendly. The children and adults loved her and her art. The painting was extremely good. I would recommend her and use her again without a doubt.
We used Akiko for our daughters party and she was excellent. Very professional and her work is great! I highly recommend her.
We hired Akiko for our daughters fourth birthday party. She was on time, dressed in the party colors and very upbeat. I loved that she never stopped interacting with the kids. Once all the face painting was done (beautifully!) then she moved onto glitter tattoos. Akiko is great!
Akiko did my face for a Halloween party! Great job received so many compliments! Would definitely recommend & use her talent again!!
I called Akiko on short notice to paint our faces for a masquerade charity ball. She not only showed up, but brought amazing ideas and her incredible talent. Akiko is amazing! Highly recommend!'
Akiko is simply the best face painter in town! She is incredibly talented -- painting complex animal faces at record speed. She is the consummate professional -- prompted, organized, courteous. A midst the chaos of 18 7 & 8 year old girls she was a fun yet calm and soothing presence. Thank you, Akiko!
I just threw my son his very first birthday party (his 3rd birthday) and I was very skeptical/nervous about hiring vendors due to the fact you don't know what to expect on the day of the event. I am new to Florida so I wasn't sure of who was good and who wasn't. I previously called another face painting company and was discouraged when they NEVER returned my calls. I was online when I saw this website and after reading her reviews and seeing her work, knew I had to call for information. Not only did Akiko answer my phone call right away, she was busy at the time and still made time to write down all my information and told me she would email me as soon as she got to where she was going. Sure enough, the very next day I checked my email and there she was. She was very polite on the phone, and at the time she wasn't sure she could make my event. Then after talking more she said "I'll be happy to do it!" She made the time to squeeze in my party and I couldn't be any happier! She responded promptly to any emails/questions I had and again was very polite and respectful. The day of, she contacted me to update her where-abouts as she thought the weather would slow her down, and she STILL showed up before any of the guests arrived and at the time she said she would be there. Her work was AMAZING and she was fast. Not only did the children enjoy the face paintings, but the adults did too! everyone was approaching me and saying how talented she was and that they too would like to book her for their parties if they could. All the guests were happy, I was happy and my little boy felt special. Akiko really made the party and she also made it known how important her clients are to her. I am beyond grateful and pleased with her services. I HIGHLY recommend Akiko and will definitely be using her in the future.
This is the 2nd event we have had Akiko come to and once again we were thrilled! She is prompt, polite, extremely talented and absolutely wonderful with guests of all ages! Her work far surpasses expectations! We cannot wait until our next event with her.
This was my childs first birthday party ever and adding akiko to the party mad it a big deal. I had over 25 kids at the party and every child waited in line to get their face painted. I was so suprised to see the outcome of every child's face because she did it so fast. Although we didnt get to do the glitter tattos she did give the birthday girl one before the party was over and i must say she LOVED it. Akiko did a great job and i look forward to working with her again ❤
Akiko is absolutely wonderful!! her work is detailed, and fast. She's simply tremendous around children. She was punctual, and had a GIANT SMILE The whole time she was painting children and adults alike. Definitely a class act. Thanks Akiko!!
Akiko is the best face painter we have ever met. Other parents at the party made the same comment. She was also very punctual and had everything set up before we even got to the venue. We will definitely use her again.
I have used Akiko for my daughter's birthday party for the past two years. She is prompt, professional, and easy to work with. She is incredibly talented, and the children love her as much as her artistic creations. Akiko works quickly, making sure that all the partygoers get to have their faces painted or get to have glitter tattoos applied. I am so glad that she was able to be a part of our daughter's parties.
I met Akiko at my son's school and was extremely impressed by her face painting. We hired her for our son's 6th birthday. Her face painting is beautiful and she is very fast. She managed to paint and tattoo 18 6 year olds. Everyone was so impressed by her and she was definitely the hit of the party. We can't wait to use her again.
Akiko came to a large, energetic school function and did a beautiful job. She is a rare person in that both sides of her brain appear to be gifted! She is truly an artist, but Akiko is also an organized, prompt, courteous, business owner. I cannot praise her talents enough. Would highly recommend for any size event. She is quick but her work is detailed and precise. The kids were thrilled.
Akiko was extremely profession and punctual for our Mote Aquarium event. I enjoyed working with her and having her as a part of our family festival. Great feedback from our families who attended. Akiko was a wonderful face painter, fast and flexible with the many requests she was given.
Akiko has come to numerous events at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and is always the highlight of the party! She is a talented artist and great with the children. While her elaborate designs are fantastic, she is also flexible- offering smaller designs when the lines get long so as not to disappoint anyone... and she never has! Thank you, Akiko!
I hired Akiko for her face painting services for my daughter's 8th birthday party at the park. She was prompt, pleasant, and her face painting is beautiful! I would highly suggest her services and I know I will use her in the future!
Akiko has done several birthday party, for my son, and she is always the "hit" of the party! She is so very talented, and "current"! I would definitely recommend her for any party or event! We look forward to having her back at our next party!
She did a fantastic job everyone who saw me was really impressed. I scared a lot of people. It was a lot of fun. She was very courteous, professional, quick and attention to detail. Thanks again! I highly recommend her.
Akiko assisted us with our Halloween Open House and was so professional and accommodating. She was able to work in a dimly lit room with lots of distractions going on. She was great with the children and the artwork was amazing. I would highly recommend Akiko and will be using her again in the future!!
I had contacted Akiko about two weeks before our Open house for our medical office. She was very accommodating with the date and time, and very reasonable. I have seen her work at the Main events in Lakewood Ranch and she was excellent. Her presence made our Open house a success. I would highly recommend Akiko for an Open house or any other events. Thanks Akiko.
Akiko was wonderful. She was really sweet with the kids and did beautiful face painting. She was one of the biggest hits at our employee outing and we really look forward to using her again in the future. Thanks Akiko! Great job.
My twin girls had such a great 5th Birthday party thanks to Akiko! All the kids really enjoyed their face paintings and cool glitter tatoo's. She is truly a very talented artist and is great with the kids!
I was really impressed with Akiko's creativity. She is talented, professional and very personable. I recently hired her for a special event and everyone (children and adult's) who got their face painted left with a big smile. I recommend Akiko,
I had the opportunity to observe Akiko's facepainting expertise during a birthday party for a 7 year old girl. Akiko is a gifted artist who has transferred her talent to facepainting. Through this medium Akiko brings out the delight and magic in the world and helps bring a smile to all those who experience her talent.
I met Akiko on St. Patrick's Day, so I will call it the "Luck of the Irish" to have found her for my son's Peter Pan/Neverland 4th birthday party - her artistry speaks for itself, but her ability to juggle 18 3-4 year olds and their parents with grace can't be described. First Class entertainment for any occassion, we are certain to call her for every event.
I will definitely and highly recommend Akiko’s work. It is absolutely beautiful and shows that a highly gifted and talented person has created such an amazing variety of styles of face painting. It is also great to know a person who has a heart for children has just not only physically touched a Child's life through her talents but their hearts too in something creatively fun.
Akiko is the best face painter around! We hired her for both of our kids birthday parties. She is fast and fabulous!! All the kids love her!
Akiko's artistic talents are highly innovative, I am very pleased with her
and highly recommend her for future work.
Akiko did the face painting for my five year old daughter's party and she was very professional. The painting was beautiful and my daughter was thrilled. She not only painted the kids but the parents too if they wanted it. We had a wonderful time and she was the perfect addition to the party.
Price Range: $160 and up
Insurance: $3,000,000 - Coverage includes Commercial General Liability, Legal Liability to Participants, and Medical Payments for Participants.
Unions: Face Painting And Body Art Association
Akiko is an artist with 20 some years of art and graphic art background.
Past Booked Events
|November 11, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 22, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|January 13, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Grand Opening|