About Body Bling
Body Bling Temporary Body Art was founded in 2011. Deanna Maertz is the owner and primary artist, although there are other artists available occasionally. She lives near Sedgewick, AB on a farm with her husband and 2 boys.
The adventure with Body Bling began with an online glitter tattoo kit. Deanna played with it for a year, then saw a need for this type of entertainment in her region. She started offering glitter tattoos at local fairs and trade shows.
Soon, she discovered there were other services that were in demand. Upon researching options, she decided to add airbrush face painting to the services offered, and is one of very few in Alberta offering this. It has the advantage of being water resistant and, because it uses stencils, there is a consistent result every time. Airbrush tattoos followed shortly, as they fit right in with what was already offered.
To learn airbrushing, Deanna took lessons from a specialist in Edmonton and did a lot of practice before offering the service to the public. She continues to take online courses and has attended the Bodyssey Convention in 2016 for face and body artists. The highlight of this convention was to take a full day class with the inventor of the Tattoo Pro stencil system. This system allows the user to create realistic airbrush tattoos. Body Bling is excited to be able to offer this in addition to the regular stencils you often see.
Deanna has a passion for computer work, as well. She can create custom stencils for your event, and offers many stencils she created herself. She has done things as simple as Cookie Monster, to WWE wrestler faces and Motorcycle Club logos. She uses the computer to refine the design, then uses her own die cutting machine to cut her stencils. It is really nice to be able to offer custom designs in addition to purchased ones.