Who We Are

Members of our association represent many aspects of the face and body art Industry. Face and Body Painters, Henna Artists, Temporary Tattoo Artists and Airbrush face and body artists are all eligible to join the Association. By joining our association you are setting yourself apart, setting yourself up as part of a growing professional association which aims to bring together professional topical skin artists, in a sharing community of individuals who can learn from each other, network and together, grow and raise the standards of the work we do. ** Strict adherence to our terms and conditions apply to all members.

Event Planners using our Member Listings as a resource to find artists in Canada can feel confident that those they find in our database are reliable, skilled professionals who care about improving the standards and serving their clients well.

We require that all our members hold Liability Insurance, work to the safest possible standards of hygiene, getting to know what local provincial requirements are for painting in public and adhering to these guidelines. The use of Acrylic Paints, Black Henna or any other craft supplies or toxic chemicals applied to the skin is absolutely outlawed. Photographs displayed on our members’ websites must reflect their own work and not that of others (unless properly credited and with express permission of the featured artist).

Read our Member Agreement for full terms and conditions.

Mandate

The Canadian Association of Face and Body Artists aims to build a community of skilled professionals from across Canada, who work to raise the professional bar, through continuous training, use of safe and hygienic practice, applying only cosmetic grade materials and treating their colleagues and clients with respect and good business practice.

Affiliations

CAFABA has been the driving force behind two successful Canadian body art conventions since 2008. BODYSSEY was first hosted in Toronto in April of 2009, then in Calgary in August 2010, and then in Banff AB in April 2016.  Bodyssey 2018 will bring the world’s top body artists to the Rockies for our next amazing event!

Current Executive

CAFABA’s executive is made up of passionate Canadian artists, who strongly believe in the amazing benefits to all Canadian Body Artists through the success and growth of this Association. The executive shares decades of combined body art experience, in various disciplines, both nationally and internationally. All are successful business owners who volunteer their time and talents to CAFABA. If you share a passionate belief in CAFABA’s mandate, and have mad skills to share with us, please email Liz at info (at) cafaba.ca and tell us you want to help!

President: Liz Small (Absolutely Fabulous Facepainting), Calgary AB
Director: Larissa Reinders (Dragonfly Henna), Fredericton NB
Membership Secretary: Julie Sczesny (These Girls Can Paint), Edmonton, AB
Treasurer: Eva Wagner (Hippie Art), Hamilton, ON
Event Coordinator: Liz Small & Larissa Reinders produce Bodyssey, on behalf of CAFABA
Webmaster:  Currently seeking a new webmaster – email us if you can help!

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