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Face Painting by Akiko

Face Painting by Akiko

50 reviews

About Face Painting by Akiko

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.


Akiko is the most amazing artist!

By Alexis B. on November 4, 2016

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!!

Hired as: Face Painter

First Birthday Party

By Elena R. on October 9, 2016

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!)

Hired as: Face Painter

Awesome face painting!

By Patricia H. on September 26, 2016

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!

Hired as: Face Painter

We loved her!

By Robin S. on June 19, 2016

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%!!!

Hired as: Face Painter, Temporary Tattoo Artist


By Brooke G. on February 13, 2016

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!

Hired as: Face Painter

When you want the BEST

By Paul H. on November 9, 2015

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!

Hired as: Face Painter

Very Talented!

By Aimee C. on October 25, 2015

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!

Hired as: Face Painter


By Marie A. on October 16, 2015

Akiko face painted at our Realtor event. She did an incredible job. She was a hit. Extremely talented. I would definitely recommend her.

Hired as: Face Painter

Twins First Birthday Party

By Taisha H. on August 17, 2015


Hired as: Face Painter

Always a hit!

By Sofie W. on August 17, 2015

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!

Hired as: Face Painter

My 4 year old's birthday party

By Iris C. on May 14, 2015

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!

Hired as: Face Painter

Akiko is the real thing!

By Beverly R. on April 10, 2015

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!!!!

Hired as: Face Painter

Everyone loved the face painting!

By Michele H. on April 8, 2015

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!

Hired as: Face Painter

Pirate Fairy Party

By Cathy S. on March 13, 2015

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!!

Hired as: Face Painter

"Blessing" of our party

By Corina G. on December 18, 2014

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.

Hired as: Children's Party Entertainment, Face Painter


By Jackeline B. on November 14, 2014

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.

Hired as: Face Painter, Temporary Tattoo Artist

Akiko rises to the challenge!

By Dawn on November 1, 2014

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.

Hired as: Face Painter


By Aly B. on October 27, 2014

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!

Hired as: Face Painter

Highly Recommended!

By Amanda R. on September 9, 2014

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.

Hired as: Face Painter


By Manuela G. on September 7, 2014

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.

Hired as: Face Painter


By Tanya M. on March 11, 2014

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.

Hired as: Face Painter

Excellent Face Painter

By Deb H. on February 20, 2014

We used Akiko for our daughters party and she was excellent. Very professional and her work is great! I highly recommend her.

Hired as: Face Painter, Face Painter, Temporary Tattoo Artist

Great with kids! Great artist!

By Jill D. on February 18, 2014

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!

Hired as: Face Painter, Face Painter, Temporary Tattoo Artist

Creativity at its BEST!!

By Stacey A. on October 27, 2013

Akiko did my face for a Halloween party! Great job received so many compliments! Would definitely recommend & use her talent again!!

Hired as: Face Painter, Face Painter

Akiko is amazing!

By Danielle P. on October 22, 2013

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!'

Hired as: Face Painter

Children's Bday Party

By Kirsten R. on October 8, 2013

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!

Hired as: Face Painter

AMAZING Talent and Very Professional!

By Jessica B. on August 12, 2013

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.

Hired as: Face Painter

Another Wonderful Experience

By Shaina V. on June 10, 2013

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.

Hired as: Face Painter, Face Painter

My Guest Loved It

By Lataisha H. on April 22, 2013

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 ❤

Hired as: Face Painter

Akiko Rocks!!

By Alex R. on April 9, 2013

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!!

Hired as: Face Painter, Temporary Tattoo Artist

6 year old birthday party

By Thuy D. on March 16, 2013

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.

Hired as: Face Painter, Temporary Tattoo Artist

Very pleased!

By Christina C. on March 14, 2013

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.

Hired as: Face Painter, Children's Party Entertainment, Face Painter, Temporary Tattoo Artist

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.

Hired as: Face Painter, Temporary Tattoo Artist


By Sheri M. on March 7, 2013

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.

Hired as: Face Painter

Great addition to our event

By Stacy A. on February 11, 2013

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.

Hired as: Face Painter, Face Painter

Never disappointed!

By Jennifer B. on January 21, 2013

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!

Hired as: Face Painter, Children's Party Entertainment

Such a pleasure!

By Jennifer J. on January 19, 2013

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!

Hired as: Face Painter, Temporary Tattoo Artist

Great Talent!

By Rona P. on November 6, 2012

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!

Hired as: Face Painter, Children's Party Entertainment, Temporary Tattoo Artist

I had Akiko paint my face for a party! Awesome!

By Stephen P. on October 29, 2012

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.

Hired as: Face Painter, Face Painter

Great Experience with Akiko

By S.v. on October 25, 2012

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!!

Hired as: Face Painter, Face Painter

Best face painter ever.

By Dr. N. on August 29, 2012

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.

Hired as: Face Painter, Face Painter

MSSB Employee Outing

By Ks on August 2, 2012

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.

Hired as: Face Painter

Great Party!

By Sherry W. on May 8, 2012

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!
Thank you!

An expert at her craft!

By Mayra H. on May 4, 2012

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,

Hired as: Face Painter

An Artist at Work!

By Nora H. on May 2, 2012

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.

Neverland Success!

By Marcie M. on April 6, 2012

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.

Hired as: Face Painter

It is absolutely beautiful!

By Deborah P. on August 30, 2011

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.

Hired as: Face Painter

Akiko is AMAZING!

By Danielle A. B. P. on June 14, 2011

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!

Hired as: Face Painter

Review by Jackie P.

By Jackie P. on April 19, 2010

Akiko's artistic talents are highly innovative, I am very pleased with her
and highly recommend her for future work.

Hired as: Face Painter

Review by Julie G.

By Julie G. on April 19, 2010

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.

Hired as: Face Painter

Booking Info

  • Fee: $160 and up
  • Insurance: $3,000,000 - Coverage includes Commercial General Liability, Legal Liability to Participants, and Medical Payments for Participants.
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Face Painting And Body Art Association


Akiko is an artist with 20 some years of art and graphic art background.

About Booking

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Setup Requirements

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