Does the paint wash off? How long will it last?


No the paints we use are waterproof and therefore do not wash off. We use only top quality paints and techniques to ensure you have a long-lasting beautiful artwork. Paints vary according to the material of your shoes or bag. We do however recommend to clean the items gently with a soft cloth and warm soapy water, and keep out of direct sunlight. Just like any other painting we do not recommend any form of scrubbing or scraping as you will not only damage the artwork but also your shoes/bag.



I have a dress but my shoes don't match. Can you help? How much will this cost?


Yes definitely. Whether you have a pair of shoes you would like us to match up to the dress, or you need a new pair of shoes altogether for the event, just send an email to with an image of your dress, and we will take it up from there. Once we establish what you need exactly we will then quote the corresponding price for you. However to get an idea of approximate costs for this check out the 'Order Personalised Gifts' section.



Can you paint on all shoes?


We can paint on almost all materials except satin and some types of suede. The shoes need to be plain without a textured surface, eg: glitter. We use different paints for different materials. However, to be fully sure if we can work on the shoes you have, attach an image of them in an email to and we will get back to you with a quick reply..


I have a pair of shoes which got damaged. Can you help?


We are not cobblers but we do have some artsy tricks which can solve some problems. Drop us an email at with an image of your shoe, and we will do our best to help you.



I have a pair of shoes and would like to add some gems/bows/decor to them. Can you help?


Our main line of work is hand-painted designs. When the artwork we are doing requires some decor such as gems, bows, and other items we do it to complement the artwork which is the focal point, however we do not specialise in solely adding decor to shoes and bags. We have a wonderful contact who specialises in this, simply drop us an email and we will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.



How much does delivery cost?


Collection of shoes/bags is offered free-of-charge in Malta. However, if delivery is required a nominal fee of €4 is added to the order. Unless required during the festive season we offer same-day delivery in Malta. Normal postage rates apply to locations outside Malta.



How can I pay and what payment methods do you accept?


We accept payment by cash/cheque on collection/delivery of shoes, or via bank transfer. Orders are processed only once the payment has been verified.



How long will it take for my order to be completed?


For 'Tattoo Your Shoe' orders we generally take a maximum of 3 days to complete it.

For Personalised Gifts we generally take a couple of days to 1 week max.

Wedding orders we can take between a few days up to a week or two depending on seasonal bookings. However, if you are getting married we advise you to get in touch with us 6 months before to ensure and book our availability for your order.






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