Setting standards in face painting

An award winning business, Face Painting Ireland is 100% Irish owned and has an office based in County Carlow. We can cover events in Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Meath, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. We are dedicated to raising the standard and profile of face painting in Ireland.

As hard working professional face painters, we work fast creating great designs every time and are instantly recognisable in our smart white uniforms (yes, white!) and red caps.


We currently have a small but select team of face painters who love their jobs! They are trained to the highest standards of face painting and especially hygiene, for your Health and Safety. We use the worlds safest face paints, called Snazaroo.  A cosmetic grade, professional quality, non-toxic EU and FDA approved water based paint that is easily removed with just water and/or ‘no tears’ head to toe wash. We will face paint anyone over the age of 3, with their consent. However, for Health and Safety reasons, we cannot paint anyone with sores, open wounds or obvious skin or eye conditions/disorders.


Since 2001, Nancy Parnis (Owner/Manager) has had the pleasure of face painting thousands of children and adults at home and abroad. To name just a few events – Walt Disney Animation’s Family Fun Day, the official launch of The Millennium Train in Sydney, body painting for Vodafone and the City to Surf Run on Bondi Beach. Face Painting Ireland were chosen to paint for the 2013 Heineken Cup Final. We work at the VW Fan-zone during Leinster Rugby, paint at Irish premieres of Walt Disney animated movies in Dublin and you’ll see us painting at Dublin Zoo for all their major events.


Nancy and her work has featured on RTE, TV3, Kildare TV, VIP magazine, local and national newspapers and television adverts.

Nancy also personally trains our team of face painters to the highest standards. Nancy was the winner of the South East Women in Business Awards as Tourism Entrepreneur and a Finalist as Retailing Entrepreneur for 2009. In 2011 Nancy was a finalist in the Excellence in Personal Services category.

Nancy is your contact person when you call or email the office. If you want the best, give Nancy a shout today. She’ll be happy to help.