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ddiaz4
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I'm a starving graduate student about to move to the USVI so I can starve in the sun instead.

In an attempt to starve less, I would like to do henna tats on the beach, birthday parties, and bridal showers or paint faces or murals and the like. I am ok with a brush!

The question is, if I were to sit in one place on the beach, with a sign that says what I do, and where I approach no one directly just let them come to me, am I going to get arrested?!? It feels a little illegal, or else others would be doing it.

Here's a mural:

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E63F6F561CCEDE09!308&authkey=!AJJ1aSRE1zfWRF4&v=3&ithint=photo%2cjpg

Here's some henna:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E63F6F561CCEDE09!3521&authkey=!AIrATtjUn1ccKrM&v=3&ithint=photo%2cJPG

Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : March 26, 2015 8:13 pm
Alana33
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You'll need to be licensed or you may very well run the risk of arrest and/or fines, to the best of my knowledge. Public beaches are under the supervision of DPNR. You can check out Dept. Of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.
http://dlca.vi.gov/

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Posted : March 26, 2015 10:01 pm
ddiaz4
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Thank you so much for the information Alana33! I will make sure I check with them to save myself a fine and an arrest record!!

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Topic starter Posted : March 28, 2015 4:06 am
Alana33
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If you're licenced to conduct business, which is required for any business in the VI, you could contact party and wedding planners to see if your services would be useful to them or just set yourself up.
If doing so on beaches, you may wish to check if it's allowed.
Good luck. You're talented.

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Posted : March 28, 2015 9:43 am
CruzanIron
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I used to have an Itinerant Vendors License. Cost was $50.00 a year, but that was 25 years ago. It allowed me to sell non food stuff from a non-fixed location.

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Posted : March 28, 2015 2:23 pm
speee1dy
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so do you make enough money to sustain yourself by being a starving artist? or will you come down here and suck on the system. not trying to be a jerk but our government can ill afford more people on the dole when they have problems even paying people their retirement

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Posted : April 1, 2015 2:26 pm
Pdmargie
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Check out this website and these fascinating women. They may be able to guide you and maybe even use your talents

http://womenwholiveonrocks.com

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Posted : April 2, 2015 9:32 am
speee1dy
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those women are great

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Posted : April 2, 2015 7:34 pm
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