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Maya Ravensong is an Artist working in many different mediums. From dance, to writing, to paintings on canvas, silk and on the body, Maya creates healing art for herself and others.

Maya's art is a mix of strange, beautiful, sometimes humorous or wyrd forms- all of which can bring healing. She paints mostly with her fingers, though she does use other tools as well. She sometimes uses a magnifying glass to get into such small detail that, to some, it would seem pointless- but her, is completely the point. Maya has published one book “BodyArt Therapy” and is currently working on a tome where she explains how to become one with the divine and heal through dance.

Maya attends different events throughout the year. You can find a list of those events here

Rates

Below are the rates for the different body art services I offer. Please use the Paypal buttons to purchase body art services and or the booking fees. All Transactions are processed through Paypal.

Private Bodyart Appointments

You can come to my location (no minimum, no Travel Costs, but Booking Fee applies) or I can travel to your location ($40.00 minimum, plus Travel Costs, and Booking Fee applies). Email me (at the address above) your contact information including name, phone, address and indicate which location option you would like. I will get in contact with you within 24 hours.

Body Art Appointments at UCHA

The prices for body art appointments held at UCHA (Universal College of Healing Arts) are as follows:

  • A half hour of body art is $40.00
  • A full hour of body art is $60.00
  • An hour and a half of body art is $100.00

This Pricing Schedule is only valid at UCHA

The time stated is the total time for the appointment, which -includes pattern selection unless you are bringing your own pattern (pattern must be approved by me beforehand). It is also possible to split the body art appointment time with one or two other people if smaller and or less intricate patterns are wanted by each person. The Total Cost would still be consistent with the UCHA rate/time chosen.

Please dress comfortably or so that the area to receive the body art is easily accessible.

Travel costs

If I travel to your location within Council Bluffs IA and within a 15 mile radius of Council Bluffs, then there is no traveling cost. For locations outside Council bluffs IA and the 15 mile radius, the fee is $5.00 for every 15 additional miles-round trip

For long-distance travel (50 miles or more), I charge estimated fuel expenditure, and lodging, if required. There is a contract that must be signed and the Balance Due must be paid in full before travel begins.

Booking Fee

No matter which type of appointment (private or party) is desired, a non-refundable $40.00 booking fee is required to hold your date and will be applied to your (or if a party, the hosts) total cost. In other words the booking fee is taken off your total cost. Your booking is not confirmed until payment is received. The Booking Fee does not apply to appointments at UCHA.

Examples

Let's say you book an hour body art party at your location that is 20 miles from Council Bluffs. You will have $10.00 in travel costs and the hour reserved. Since you booked an hour the total cost is $90.00 ($80.00 for the hour and $10.00 in travel costs) . To reserve your day/time you need to pay 25% of your total, OR the $40.00 booking fee- whichever is greater. Since the 25% deposit would only be $22.50, you need to pay the $40.00 booking fee.

Lets say you book a 3 hour long body art party within Council Bluffs. There are no travel costs. The total cost is $80.00 x 3 = $240.00. The 25% deposit would be $60.00. Since the deposit is over the $40.00 booking fee, you will not have to pay anymore.

If you book a Guests Pay Own party, then you are required to pay the $40.00 booking fee and any travel costs as the deposit. The total amount is due before the day/time is reserved. The deposit is higher with this option to make sure I am not traveling to a party where only one person wants a $5.00 design.

In any case, the amount you pay up front comes off the total due.

Bodyart Parties

Hosting a body art party is so much fun! You can have as simple or as an elaborate party as you wish. Some people just tell their friends by phone when and where to be, inform them of the prices and let the party happen.

Others create beautiful invitations, cater food that is ethnic to the "theme" they want, wearing "costumes" and really do it up. Some others do something in between. It is all up to you. I will gladly apply body art to people in all of those settings-yes I do have costumes so I will fit in should you have a theme going on and want me to play along.-just let me know what the theme is and I will do my best to fit in.

There are two ways that you can book me for your party.

Flat Rate

$80 per hour (plus travel costs- and booking fee- both of which are due before the event and are a part of the 25% deposit) and guests have their choice of patterns without individual payments. You can expect to get between 4 and 8 guests per hour depending on pattern choice. I will not go over the time already paid for. Additional time -by the 1/2 hour and before more body art is applied- can be paid for at the event, in Cash or through Paypal. If using Paypal, work will not continue until payment is verified. I will also consider individual payments by guests (in Cash) after the paid for time has expired, on a per pattern basis. Checks are not an acceptable form of payment during a party. It is up to you to manage your guests and the pattern choices so you don't wind up needing more hours than you wanted to pay for.

Or

Guests Pay Own

$40 booking fee and any travel costs are due at time of booking. With this option, I charge each guest separately per design. They choose from pattern books I bring. If you know what your guests like, give me some ideas and I will try and select patterns to bring that they may like. Payment is in cash only from each guest. The designs range from $5.00 to $120.00, with many in the 10- 25 dollar range. The booking fee is applied toward the host/hostess' own body art or guest of their choice. The deposit is higher with this option to make sure I am not traveling to a party where only one person wants a $5.00 design.

As a special offer, the host/hostess receives their Design for Free should one of their guests book a separate appointment/party with me during their party AND pays all applicable booking fees/travel costs/etc.

Types of Bodyart

There are several 'mediums' or types of body art that I work in. Please indicate when you make your booking, which type of body art you want. Information on each medium is located on the left side column. For Parties, you can have two types of body art without a surcharge. If you want more than two types of body art, then a $10.00 surcharge is added to your booking fee for every type after the first two booked.

Choose from:

Bridal Henna and Bodyart

Bridal henna/ body art refers to body art or henna applied for the marriage ceremony. It usually denotes very intricate designs and thus the higher costs associated with "bridal henna". It does not denote a specific pattern or medium. You can have whatever pattern or medium you want for your ceremony. The price charged is dependent on the pattern, not why you are getting it.

Bridal Bodyart requires two appointments.

The consult is the first appointment and is $15.00, payable before the consult. Consults can last from 20 minutes to a couple of hours depending on the details. The second appointment is when the body art is applied. Depending on the medium, this can be a few days before or the day of the ceremony. Make sure you plan your time around your body art appointment- times quoted do not include possible drying times, depending on the medium used.

For the "Less is More" bride, I charge $80.00 This includes simple patterns for both palms and tops of hands and tops of feet-all done within one hour.

For the "I want more" bride, I charge $160.00. This includes enhanced designs for both palms, tops of hands and both feet- all done within 2 hours.

For the "I want it all" bride, I charge $200 to $350. The intricacy of intense body art patterns can appear like lace gloves and/or stockings, embellished floral's with glittery gemstones and fine metallic looking additions or tribal designs over a large portion of the body. This includes designs for both palms, tops of hands and feet/legs. It can take four hours or more depending on the patterns you choose.

Designs can be charged per design, straight out of the pattern books, on as many (or few) body parts as you wish.

We will discuss all details, pattern selection, pricing, how long it will take and preparation during your consult. A contract will be drawn up with all the details, it must be signed and a 50% deposit (with applicable fees/travel costs/surcharges) paid before travel occurs. The Balance Due is to be paid before your Appointment date

It is possible for me to come to your location on the special day to add any embellishments you desire-ask me about this extra service!

Custom Designs

Bring in your design or speak with me about creating your special body art design. Custom designs are $5.00 - $15.00 depending on size and intricacy in addition to the actual body art applied.