Second Look Face Painting & Make-up Artistry provides theme park style face painting, waterproof glitter tattoos, faux henna body art, and pregnant belly painting (sometimes called gestational art, prenatal art, or belly bump painting), in the Central New Jersey counties of Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset, and Union, the northern and central parts of Ocean, plus eastern Bucks County PA, Staten Island NY, and occasionally beyond.

© Erin Penney - original artwork and logo for Second Look Face Painting and Make-up Artistry, Hamilton NJ, New Jersey's premiere face painting company, owned by international award-winning make-up artist Erin Penney. The best choice for family party entertainment in NJ, Second Look is a family party and coporate event entertainment company near Princeton, New Jersey, lead by a highly recommended, classically trained professional artist. Experts in family entertainment, Second Look Face Painting provides the best value for face and body art, including waterproof glitter tattoos, for private parties, school and corporate events, grand openings and other special events in central New Jersey counties including Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, plus Eastern Bucks County PA, Staten Island NY and beyond.
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Close-up of pregnant belly painted with springtime design by artist erin penney - photo and design copyright Erin Penney/Second Look

Pregnant Belly Painting is a creative way to celebrate this precious time in your life.  The art work washes away but the memories last forever and the photos will become a family keepsake.  A Gift Certificate for a belly painting makes a unique baby shower gift!


From showing your school colors to showing off for special events that attract the media, nothing grabs attention like body painting!

Princeton Tiger waist up indoors

Here's what happens when a guy gets inspired to show his support for his cousin, a silver-medaling Junior Olympian and leading player on the women's water polo team at Princeton University. When the Lady Tigers took on the University of Maryland Terrapins in the final chase for the Eastern Division Championships, Matt and his father conspired to show their support in a bold way...

first steps of body painting princeton tiger   Princeton Tiger body painting in progress by NJ body painter Erin Penney   Princeton tiger body painting back design starts
Matt's dad, Tim, in search of a "body painter" in Princeton NJ had to slog through myriad online references to automotive cosmetics but finally discovered Second Look does just the sort of body painting he was after and quickly booked a session. Family and friends from all over the country flew in for this key game, and no one but Matt and his parents were "in" on this stunt. Tim made a special request for Erin to come up with a design to go on Matt's back that would echo the chant of the Princeton Tiger fans to "Crush the Terrapins." The design also foreshadowed the Tiger's win!

Princeton tiger crushes terp on back in body painting in progress

close-up of finished back design in Princeton nj tiger body painting
This plan was pulled off on what happened to be the very same day as Princeton's "Communiversity," a town-consuming annual street festival centered on Palmer Square opposite the gates of the university that drew about 35,000 people this day. And why park near Palmer Stadium across from the pool when there's a parking garage on the far side of Princeton borough? Why not walk through the middle of the town square, past thousands of Princeton students and residents and visitors and try to attract a bit of media attention?  Turns out, a guy painted like a tiger from head to toe is a magnet for newspaper photographers...

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Princeton tiger body painting design by NJ body painting artist Erin Penney as shown in Princeton Packet newspaper
Well, Matt is actually from Yardley, PA, and he was supporting the Princeton Lady Tigers but... close enough!

Tim also arranged for Princeton sports fans attending the game to get painted! Paw prints were a popular choice for cheeks, some on a small field of orange. Below, one of the team's supporters outside the stadium that day who also opted to show his stripes in the stands. Cheek stripes were worn by plenty of fans but this man, in from Florida, specifically requested the additional matching "soul patch."

fan painting on princeton university sports fan outside stadium on game day

Special designs can be customized for any school or team!


A painted mermaid lifts her glass to greet guests at a reception for the Princeton Arts Council - photo and design copyright Erin Penney / Second Look

A gala fundraiser for The Arts Council of Princeton called "Pinot to Picasso" serves as the official kick-off to each year's Princeton Arts Weekend, with a wine tasting and art auction. The events of this weekend are an annual rite of spring, starting with this gala, which has been described as "the liveliest and hippest art-related event in Central New Jersey." Director of Community Relations for the Arts Council, Jeniah Johnson asked Erin to paint models serving as greeters at the event, creating a sort of interactive installation art at the gallery's entrance reflecting the gala's "under the sea" theme. A shell motif was painted on the face of the models as well as a matching necklace.  Above, a mermaid toasts the top of the evening.

"Thanks so much for all your help with the mermaids at Pinot -- they were adorable!"

Jeniah "Kookie" Johnson
Director of Community Relations
Arts Council of Princeton

painted bodies at NY public library
Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is often filled with colorful people, but seldom does anyone find body painted models on the steps of the New York Public Library. Nor do folks often find a conga line of painted bodies tying up New York's midtown traffic. Details on this attention-grabbing publicity stunt for Cuervo Tequila and Erin's work on the body painting team at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square are found here on the Stage & Media page.
body painted conga line crosses NY avenue


Spiffy Green Man in stage production
Sometimes a character in a theatrical play calls for body painting, and when you're talking about a show called "Green Man," there's basically no way around it!  Playing a contemporary expression of a mystical character that represents rebirth in medieval Celtic mythology, actor Spiff Wiegand is shown above at the make-up test, surrounded by his character's leafy green kin outside the stage door of Premiere Stages in Union, NJ.  Details on this production are found on the Stage & Media page, linked below.


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Second Look Face Painting and Make-up Artistry is based in Hamilton Square, NJ, in Mercer County.  We do birthday parties, slumber parties, baptisms, communions, sweet 16 parties, sweet sixteen parties, graduation parties, reunions, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, corporate events, company picnics, customer appreciation day, grand opening, open house, promotional events, school fairs, festivals, PTA and PTO events for our Hamilton Township neighbors in Groveville, Mercerville, Yardville, and White Horse, and next door in Robbinsville, Windsor, East Windsor, Twin Rivers, Hightstown, West Windsor, Lawrenceville in Lawrence Township, Princeton, Princeton Junction, Pennington, Hopewell, Titusville, Ewing and Trenton.  Second Look, NJ face painters, also entertains in the Monmouth County towns of Aberdeen, Allenhurst, Allentown, Allenwood, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon-by-the-Sea, Beacon Hill, Belford, Belmar, West Belmar, Bradevelt, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Chapel Hill, Clarksburg, 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Washington Rock, Hillsborough Township, Belle Mead, Blackwells Mills, Flagtown, Neshanic, South Branch, Manville, Millstone, Montgomery Township, Belle Mead, Blawenburg, Harlingen, Skillman, North Plainfield, Peapack-Gladstone, Gladstone, Raritan, Rocky Hill, Somerville, South Bound Brook, Warren Township, Mount Bethel, and Watchung.  Second Look, New Jersey’s best face painter, serve parts of Union County, including the towns of Fanwood, Garwood, Kenilworth, Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle Park, Roselle, Linden, Plainfield, Rahway, Westfield, Clark, Cranford, Scotch Plains, and Winfield Township.