Welcome to the Mertailor. Buy, wear & swim in our mermaid tail costume, swimwear & accessores. Made for all ages & made just for you! Our best-selling swimmable mermaid tails provide natural mermaid motion & optimal propulsion! Choose from our wide selection of colors & sizes or purchase a fully customisable silicone tail. With Mertailor, the possibilities are endless! Keep scrolling & enjoy!
Sarasota’s newest mermaid! Thank you again for everything, you guys have been amazing!
I ordered an adult eco tail a couple months back and planned a vacation to Florida. I love my tail and it looks and swims fantastic! Thank you everyone at Mertailor for making my Mermaid dream come true.
You made a 6yr old girls dream come true. Thank you.
Loving my new tail!
Finally got to use my tail for the first time today! I can't stop smiling! I'm so happy... it's a dream come true. I wish I could've had one when I was little!
Love my tail!
Megan loves Mermaids and after seeing the beautiful mermail tails on the Mertailor site and Youtube she was even more enamored! Megan has Cystic Fibrosis and was granted a wish from Make A Wish Foundation. Her immediate wish was to be a mermaid. Mertailor helped by providing a Mermaid Tail that was pretty and easy to swim while wearing. On her wish trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas, she was really enjoyed swimming in the ocean and pools wearing her tail. We received many compliments and questions from curious onlookers! I can't count how many people passed (both kids & adults) and exclaimed "Look a Mermaid!"
Leslie Goodman Albert
My name is Sara Howard, or "Mermaid Avalon" in the mer community, and I ordered a basic silicone tail from you last november. I am ashamed to say I have not yet thanked you. I want to say with all the gratitude I can convey that recieving my tail in the mail was the most exciting moment in my life. It is beautiful. I had seen your workmanship before and I knew it would be beautiful, but it still was even more perfect than I had imagined. It fits me and I love it and cherish it more than anything. Thank you, thank you thank you. Thank you for so quickly and beautifully bringing my dreams to life.
I absolutely adore my Mertailor tail. I have had several gigs now where I am either swimming or posing in my tail and everyone loves it! Its dynamic in the water is phenomenal. Thank you so much!!!
Thank you so much for designing my dream come true!!!! I've always been a Mermaid now at 53 years old I can say follow your inner Mermaid now matter how long it takes you to get thereIt's a magical experience!!! I am soThrilled!!! The Mertailor will make it happen!!
Sheri Darrell Davis
My daughter has saved up for a year to get one of your beautiful tails. I was impressed with how real it looks. You are very talented!! Since the pool was closed she was a mermaid for Halloween and was the hit. All the little girls in the neighborhood wanted to take a picture with her and now want one of their own. Thank you for making her a very happy mermaid. She is now counting down the days until our pool opens! Will post more pics then! You are awesome!!
The Tail Its Arrived! !!!! I love It so much! !!!! Thanks!!!!!!
A while back I bought a tail from you as a gift for my daughter living in Germany. She loves it. Here are photographs by Christine Polz. The tail was made by you in April-May of 2014. We love all your work!
I love it so much. Fits perfect fin fits perfect but the strap on the monofin is a lil to short. But it still works!
Thank you Mertailor! The girls love their tails!
First swim in the ocean with my new tail = happy as a clam!!! Thank you so much Mertailor!!!
Let me begin by saying thank you. Thank you for following your passion and creating beautiful things, moreover, being willing to share them. We recently purchased a tail for our daughter's 3rd birthday, and she has worn it every day since. She absolutely loves mermaids, and purple just happens to be her favorite color (you can clearly see the happiness on her face). To the moon and back, thank you! Please continue to inspire the mermaids of the world whose legs can now transition to tails!
When you find someone who is passionate about their dreams as you are yours there's bound to be magic! My dream was to be a mermaid and swim like one too, and has since expanded to making other woman and children's dream of becoming a mermaid like Pong in the picture a fairy tale reality. I first purchased one Eco tail from The Mertailor in purple, from the very beginning I was impressed with the ease of their website and their five star customer service blew them out of the water, but even more was the quality of the tail and how beautiful it was in person! I cannot express enough that photos do not do the design and color justice! The entire crew at the Mertailor impressed me so much from design to customer service that I ended up buying four more tails! If you've been thinking about purchasing a tail from the Mertailor and have been apprehensive... wait no more, you will fall in love with the eco tail and like me end up with both colors! Our business Allure Hawaii could not more pleased with using The Mertailor's tails in our Mermaid photo shoots! Mahalo to The Mertailor and Crew!!
Wanted to say thank you for the amazing tail. First tail I have ever purchased and wow it is much bigger and heavier than expected. I know weight doesn't matter when the tail is in the water but still. Overall really nicely done great build design. amazing colors and overall a very clean and professional paint job. I love it! You guys really surprised me on how fast you were on completing the order! I was expecting at least a 3 month wait but you ended up have it completed and shipped to me in 3 weeks!! Amazing. I am still practicing to swim "normally" and working out before I attempt to actually get my tail wet at the pool. Don't really have any good photos anywhere near water yet but I took a few in front of my fish tank if that counts.
Mertailor truly creates the most beautiful and stunning tails!!!! I'd been searching for many months trying to find a tail creator who would be able to create my dream tail. I was having a hard time finding a tail maker who could create my ultimate dream tail, then I found the amazing Mertailor!!! I emailed Mertailor and asked about their full silicone tails and he replied back very quickly. We talked about various designs and styles till we came to the decision of a mandarin fish inspired tail. I absolutely LOVE this tail!!!!!!! The Crew of Mertailor were fantastic to work with and very helpful with creating the color scheme of my tail (They drew up different color schemes and then sent me pictures of them, asking which I liked best), they gave great ideas that helped me concrete the design! They are true artists! The communication was wonderful!!! I would email asking various questions and they would reply back very quickly. The color on this tail is stunning! Beautiful!!!! And just amazing!!! The way it looks in the water, is gorgeous!!! The tail fits wonderfully and glides through the water with power and grace; very natural feeling too. A while after I got my tail I noticed that the paint on the back was chipping so I emailed Mertailor and asked what I should do. They replied back saying that he'd be happy to take it back and fix it up for me : ) The customer service is just wonderful! Within a few weeks, Mertailor had the tail all fixed up and good as new!!!!! I'm so excited to go swimming with in it in the summer and take it to a tropical island one day!!!!!! Mertailor is a wonderful place to get a gorgeous mermaid or merman tail of you are looking for one and the people who work there are wonderful!!! They helped make my dream of getting an amazing tail come true!!! It truly is the most amazing tail I could ever want
My entire life dream has always been to be a mermaid, and now that dream has become a reality thanks to the Mertailor! The communication was great throughout the process, he's very efficient with communicating which put me at ease while I was waiting for my tail. Once I got it in the mail it was all I could've hoped for and more! My tail is so realistic looking and beautiful! I'm in love with it! Also it's totally swimmable, which makes me feel like a real mermaid! There's something so magical about wearing your tail, every time I wear mine it takes me to a whole new world which is indescribable but it's just the best feeling ever! If you're thinking about getting one just do it, because it was one of the best decisions I ever made! You won't regret it! Thank you so much Mertailor!
I have loved mermaids my whole entire life and always will. When I ordered a tail from Mertailor, I was the happiest girl in this world. Eric responded to my E-mails very quickly unlike any other online store. He answered all my questions. I was on vacation by the time the tail arrived (I was notified by Eric) and wanted to go home so I could open it. When I opened it, my eyes lit up right away and didn't expect to see these amazing results. I was very happy with my tail.I ordered it in April and got it in June or July but it was worth it because it takes a long time to create something this beautiful. I actually started a mermaid series on youtube called "One Tail One Secret" where I used this beautiful silicone neoprene tail to make this possible. When I started swimming, I felt like I was as fast as a dolphin. I really recommend this service to anyone who is looking to have realistic tails for a photoshoot, video, job,or just for fun!
I ordered my first tail ever from Mertailor this summer, and I ended up ordering partial silicone tail. I was so worried of everything and sent hundreds of e-mails considering sizing, colors, sizing again, flipper, world piece and I don't even remember what else, but they kept it professional even though I think that I was quite irritating client to deal with… :D But when I got the tail, about 10 weeks after the order, all my worries just vanished, I was even a bit ashamed, because the tail was even better I could ever had imagined and it still is. After opening I just stared at it for a while, and I'm still so in love with it that I just have to go and touch it and feel it's soft coating every now and then... It's wonderful to swim with and it looks so realistic! On the land the flipper is a bit heavy, but not in the water. Anyhow, I love my tail more than anything ever before, sizing is perfect, colors are just magical and everything works together! My tail is now nicknamed Aurora, after the Aurora Borealis, and btw, you can even take Mertailor tails to the frost, ice and in the icy water without harming them, as you can see from the pic! ( taken in the -10 celsius degrees on the icy shore)
I ordered my tail in December and it arrived in February! Very quick! I ordered a Basic Silicone Tail, true blue. Ahahah I couldn't believe! Anyway the tail is fantastic, the measurements are perfect and the colors are very nice and vivid! I'm so happy and now I am a real mermaid. Thank you Mertailor for making my dream come true. I would like to come to Crystal River and say thank you personally but I'm Italian and it is a little bit far! Thank you!!!!
Let me just say, first off, that the customer service here at Mertailor is absolutely phenomenal. They were so courteous, respectful, helpful, informative, and all around extremely professional and understanding in regards to any inquiries or details regarding my order. I really cannot stress how completely satisfied I am with the customer service. Now for the tail itself. Let me just say - wow. Wow, super wow, holy cow I can't believe after all these years I'm finally seeing my dream tail and it is WOW. It really looks like fish scales, and the attention to detail is glorious. Now, it's a bit too cold to swim in this time of year, so I've yet to try it out in that regards, but it fits perfectly, looks beautiful, and is EXTREMELY comfortable! That last bit is something I wasn't expecting, to be honest, but it's really soft and snug on the inside, and not something anyone would ever be itching to take off. In fact, I can't wait to put it back on again! Curse you, winter, I want to swim! All in all, I would give the product 5/5 stars, and the customer service the same glowing 5/5. I highly recommend Mertailor for getting a tail. I couldn't be happier with the result.
I absolutely love my Mertailor tail. When my fiancé proposed, we were on a private island in the British Virgin Islands, and I had been swimming in a tail, but it was not a Mertailor tail. I had very much wanted a Mertailor tail though, so when we got engaged, my fiancé bought me this wonderful new tail, and that makes it even more special. Now when we go back to the island, I'll get to swim in my Mertailor tail! It fits perfectly and is amazing to swim in. I've gotten so many compliments on it and children especially are in awe of it. The Mertailor team was super helpful and friendly, and this will not be the last tail I purchase from Mertailor!
I ordered my tail on July 21 2014 and received it 11 weeks later!! Great service and great communication with the Mertailor, I'm really stoked. I tested my tail on following saturday, it is really amazing. It took me some time to get used to it (and its weight^^) , but finally I am a real expert. It looks great in the pictures, the color is amazing.
I purchased a used full silicone tail from Eric about a week ago. I could not be happier with the entire process or product! I initially contacted Mertailor because I needed a tail in a hurry for an upcoming gig. I did not have the time (or money) or have a full silicone tail made in time. Eric was kind enough to suggest a used silicone tail. Although the color scheme (red and white) are not my “official” colors, the tail is BEAUTIFUL. I would not have picked the colors on my own, but I am beyond happy with it, in fact, I almost love the current color of the tail more! The silicone is very thick and reinforced with powermesh. The tail did not fray or tear as I struggled to pull it on for the first time. Although the tail weighs about 30lb out of water, it fits and moves like a second skin IN the water. There were a few minor flaws in the tail that Eric made me aware of before purchase. He also suggested ways to repair it myself. Communication during this entire process was prompt and very helpful. Eric and everyone at Mertailor LLC have been incredibly kind, esp in helping me solve my tail crisis. If you are looking for a SOLID silicone tail that is going to last awhile, I cannot recommend Mertailor enough. I cannot wait until I have the money for tail number two!
Since I was a little girl I was obsessed with mermaids and Greek mythology, and when I discovered with Eric The Mertailor it was possible nothing could stand on my way! Now I am the Mediterranean mermaid and I can swim in the Aegean sea as I have always dreamed of. Thank you again for your amazing work!
I am absolutely in love with my tail I ordered about a year ago, it's been super durable and everywhere I go people are amazed by it's beauty it really is a dream come true! Thanks Mertailor!
I love my Mertailor tail. The detailing that the Mertailor crew capture with each design is beautiful. The tail is so light wait and fit perfect. I love the feel when it is on and I love to jump in and swim! I own a character company and all my entertainers had no problems swimming and getting into this tail. I do wish the back came up a little higher than front or perhaps scooped down in front but that is a personal style. It was so easy to order and my tail shipped much quicker than the anticipated shipping date which was WONDERFUL I had it available to use in a parade that I had not expected! Thank you Mertailor I look forward to getting more tails in the future!! Great product, great service, great results!
Thanks for the tail! I love my Mertailor mermaid tail!
Lei Lani Balderas
I've always wanted to swim like a Dolphin. Mertailor made that dream a reality. Words cannot express how thrilled I was to receive my Mertailor Merman Tail. The quality and the craftsmanship is Outstanding! I ordered the Partial Silicone Tail, it fits me like a second skin. He is a True Artist. Thank you Mertailor for making my dreams come True. I definitely will be ordering a Full silicone tail in the near future, and of course from The Artist Eric Ducharme The Mertailor!
We just love our mermaid tail she has had so much fun with it. This company is great. They answered all my questions and the product is just amazing.
I ordered my tail from you earlier this year and have been anxiously awaiting the summer months so I could actually try it out. These past few weeks have been absolutely amazing! I’ve worn my tail on several occasions in local pools and have had so much fun swimming in it. The coolest thing is the reaction of both children and adults….they are all in such wonder that a mermaid is in the pool with them! I’ve always been infatuated with mermaids, and it is such a gift to be able to share that magic now with others. Thank you so much for crafting this beautiful tail for me. Your work is truly an art form!
Merailor is able to make little girls (and big girls) dreams come true. His mermaid tails are meticulously made to fit the customer perfectly. The children spandex tails my girls wear have helped them move fluidly through the water - just like the mermaids they see in videos and movies. They are so happy spending hours swimming in the pool with their tails on... which make me happy!
I dream of being a merman since I've discovered the movie Splash, I was around 6 years old. When I was young I used to swim in my pool with my legs attached and wearing palms... Growing up i kept my dream somewhere in my memory, but when i heard about the Mertailor by a friend, (Dan thank you sooo much for this !!!) my dream came back to life! I'm living in Paris and in the south of France, by the sea, where I can do everything I want with my tail :) swim in the sea, pools... And I'm a dancer of profession, I produced a show about Pirates of the Caribbean, and now I can include my tail in my story and in my show, such a pleasure for me! This summer is gonna be SO much fun and pleasure, thanks to you Mertailor! Thank you for making my dream come true!
My tail is not only flexible and durable, but it's beautifully designed with realistic latex scales! When people see it up close they can't help touching it, especially kids, and it photographs beautifully. I barely ever sweat it in on dry events as well, the inside is super comfortable and suctions perfectly to my body
I love my Mertailor Tail! It is light in the water and it is easier to stay above water with less effort. I can swim faster than expected with the thick sturdy fluke with no drag. I love taking it for a swim as often as possible, and I love making the sweet children smile. Well worth the money, cant wait for my full silicone!
Rachelle Dawn Baker
Thank You Mertailor! Your Amazing Talent Transformed Me into the Magical Mermaid I Am - Thanks Again - Ordering another Mermaid tail soon!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for my tail I love it and I convinced so many little girls I was a real mermaid and I've never been happier so thank you Mertailor.
My 11 year old daughter received her tail and fell in love with it immediately. Such high quality and beautifully designed. If you want a realistic mermaid tail, it doesn't get better than this one! Thanks Mertailor!!!
I ordered my tail on March. 1st I waited 2 months and 2 weeks for it to come witch was not bad at all i'm actually really happy that I wanted the full production time this tail is amazing this is my second neoprene tail that I ordered from Eric and I love this one better the fluke is amazing the scales are awesome the tail fits so great I love it their are a little spots of silicone on the back of the tail on my butt that are a little messed up but really I don't mind it at all because nobody's perfect when creating something so awesome. Other than that the tail arrived safe and perfect I really like how the fluke looks so big which is great for me the monofin inside is awesome I love it and the scales are like 3D perfect this is a great job well done tail it's amazing in every way and Eric was awesome with the email responses fast answers and all. Thank you Eric The Mertailor you have done it again this is the best tail I love it 100% Awesome!
I am so thrilled to finally be able to have one of my dreams come true, 100% thanks to the artistry and talent of the Mertailor! I could instantly tell my tail was made with lots of care and genuine love from someone who who has passion for his craft. My tail is not only beautiful, but also very functional and sure to get adoring attention, I love it! Thank you again for such magnificence!
Thank you for making my tail purchasing experience wonderful! The communication couldn't of been better. I had detailed questions with my measurements prior to ordering and they were answered very quickly. My tail shipped before 10 weeks as promised. I had communicated with Eric on a big mermaid show I had coming up and he was able to get my tail completed and shipped to me in time. My tail fits like a glove and its absolutely stunning! The power and speed I get when I'm swimming is absolutely incredible. Eric is a true artist and you can see his passion shine through his beautiful work. In addition he has been so kind, thoughtful, and professional through the entire process. I take pride knowing I'm now a Mertailor mermaid. I look forward to ordering another tail from him.
Upon opening my package, I was delighted to see that the work put into creating my tail lived up to all the expectations I had from seeing all the incredible pictures online. The colors are vibrant, the quality is wonderful, and the friends are jealous! The Mertailor delivers all your mer-hopes and mer-dreams with his tails. It's easy to put on, and removing the monofin from the whole ensemble is a piece of cake. To top it all off, propelling yourself in this tail is a fantastic workout. I can't wait to show this off to all my friends, since I've been talking about it for months!
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The tail is wonderful I get a lot of compliments and I always let people know who is responsible for such an amazing piece of work. The tail is amazing. It fits like a glove! Thank you Eric!
I was so happy receiving my tail it was on point what I wanted, giving that I asked Eric to be artistic and as creative as he wanted to.He still delivered a awesome product not only a product that I will cherish for a lifetime. I have always wanted to be a "mermaid" then realized as I got older that I could be so but a merman and no matter what anyone said or thought I was going to make it happen some how shape or form. I found the mertailor on the internet one day and saw his work and became hooked instantly! I have been following and appreciating his work ever since, then I wanted a tail of my own from the mertailor! I made it happen and I couldn't be anymore excited to have an original piece of art from the mertailor himself and will take awesome care of it and live out my dream as a merman!
Mertailor did an awesome job on my tail! It looks gorgeous and fits me like a glove. The tail glides in the water and has a shimmer that makes it look real. The first thing I thought was: "WOW! That is heavier than what I thought!" But in the water I can't tell that it is heave at all. I love my tail! Thanks Mertailor for making my dream come true! I'm speechless!
I got my tail! I love it! Working with you on getting my new tail and all my questions were always answered quickly detail came out perfectly and beautifully and arrived fast as well. I cannot wait to order a second tail skin and possibly in the future a full silicone mermaid tail. Mertailor is the BEST!
I was like a child, curious and eager when I came across The Mertailor. A dream, a new level, and fundamental swam through. A seamstress took measurements. No mistakes. I ordered Aug 23, 2013 and knew of its specialty, customized craftsmanship originality of 3 months. The fin came, it was mine, so beautiful, alive, and so me. It was exactly what I pictured it to be. The color, the texture, and the shape created magically. I did not receive my shell top immediately, but worth the wait. As it fits me perfectly while Embodying the femininity in me. I love my tail and shell top. Thank you Prince Eric, the Mertailor. I am Princess Mermaid Kebrina. Happy to be a creature of the Sea.
Kebrina Josefina De Jesus
I've always dreamed of being a mermaid, and now my dream came true! I've ordered two other tail in the past two years but this has been the most beautiful, and is far better quality. This tail is a huge step up from my fabric tails! I've heard a lot about how heavy these are, but it actually was very light! Putting on the tail was a lot of work, but it was totally worth it. It fits like a glove! Thank you for making my dream possible!
To completely sum up my Mertailor purchase experience I can confidently say that I am "An extremely satisfied customer!" From day one of speaking with Eric Ducharme he was easy to talk to and get in touch with whether it was via telephone or FB messages he was straight to the point! Answered any questions I had....which keep in mind there were tons! Questions from what colors should I choose, what he recommends, sizing etc. He also kept in touch through out the process to make sure I received my tail on time and was a satisfied happy Mer with his product. I had purchased a "turquoise" Silicone neoprene tail in early January for my Birthday swim at Dive Bar Sacramento and received my tail late January. What I respect most about Eric is his love to make happy Mers! Lets just say it took me quite some time to gather up and start a tail fund so by the time i contacted him I was in a bit of a crisis to have my tail made as fast as he possibly could to make this performance date. And out of the kindness of his heart and a great team by his side they made it happen! Lets start with the color.... oh my was she BEAUTIFUL! I don't even think the photos do this beauty any justice! Its a two almost 3 tone colored tail.... with greens, and darker shades of blues for contrast and almost a golden iridescent sparkle to it! The sizing fit like a glove!!!! And the fluke....oh the fluke... it flaps just like a real mermaid tail would! The corners of the tails are thick!! The tail feels heavy and durable... and just perfect! If you are looking for a reasonably priced tail that will be durable and last you The Mertailors Silicone Neoprene tail is the one for you!
It was December 29 when I ordered my Mertailor Silicone Neoprene mermaid tail and I could barely wait til it arrived. Much to my surprise, it took little over a month (January 31st with inclement weather) before my tail arrived at my doorstep. The timeliness of this was astounding. I didn't expect a handmade tail of such quality to have arrived so quickly. The opening was even more wonderful. I've heard many people talk about a strong and unpleasant odor of vinegar, but I can honestly say it really wasn't bad at all. I opened it right in my living room. It did have a vinegar smell, but from the research I've done, it seems to be the best way to keep it clean and honestly made me think of brine, more than fitting. It is absolutely beautiful. I nearly cried when I first laid eyes on it. I can't wait until it warms up and I can bug my friends to let me invade their pools! My only qualm is self-inflicted, as most often I am a women's size 8 shoe, so I ordered accordingly. I can squeeze my foot into the fin pockets with much difficulty, but I can't place the straps. The monofin is tight enough thought that this shouldn't really impede the swimming. Mr. Mertailor, you've done it again! Thank you so much for bringing a dream to fruition!
This is my first tail - its so beautiful Eric is a very talented man. My tail arrived yesterday on Christmas eve this is by far most the best present I ever bought myself I cant wait to go for a swim!
I've always loved mermaids, so when I found out about Eric's work, I was so happy! He was so kind and answered all my questions. I received my tail a few days before Christmas, I couldn't dream of a better Christmas present! The tail fitted perfectly, the color was beautiful, I just love it! I couldn't swim with it until this summer, but when I finally did, it was such a great feeling to swim like a mermaid! I was in Japan at that time, and japanese people were fascinated to see a mermaid! Who wouldn't be?! Unfortunately, I had lost some weight before summer, and the tail didn't fit as tight as it did when I received it, so I emailed Eric about it, and he gave me advice to a just it. With the tail I feel like I'm finally getting closer to who I want to become, and I'm very grateful to Eric for making this possible! Thank you so much for making dreams come true!
I just wanted to say thank you for the tail we recently purchased. My daughter wanted it for her 8th birthday and so SO THRILLED when it came today. She had me immediately put her in it and take some photos. She loves it! She cant wait for summer to actually get to pose outside and even try going in the water.
I am just so happy with my two tone turquoise partial neoprene silicone tail I purchased from The Mertailor. I ordered it for my birthday that was in April and received it in a few months time. It felt like forever waiting for my first tail. I cannot explain in words how awesome my experience with Eric , The Mertailor has been. He's so talented and so kind to his fans. He kept me up to date on my tail when I emailed ( I do not know how he found the time to do so with him becoming even more successful with his work) and even answered my email before I even purchased his tail. It's been a real big hit in North Carolina with the photographers. Every time I show them Eric's site they can not believe how real and beautiful his tail and artistic ability are. I recently did a shoot with my hair dresser and good family friend of which is how I got these amazing pool side photos. I can not wait to order my first full silicone tail from him. I know he will make my dream come alive once again.
I met Eric when he was 16 or so years old when I visited Weeki Wachee Springs, his eyes fairly glowing with ambition to become the Mertailor. That ambition has come to fruition in recent years through his hard work and abundant creative talent. When I decided to invest in a tail made of silicone, he was my first choice to reproduce the tail that I made years earlier out of neoprene, which has become my signature. He instinctively understood how deeply personal my tail is to me, and collaborated extensively with me to re-create that tail in silicone. That collaboration was completely successful. My new tail met and exceeded all of my expectations, both in appearance and performance. Working with Eric on this project was a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience.
When I ordered my tail, I never expected it too look so real and so beautiful. The picture I had in my mind for my "dream tail" looked exactly as Eric made it. The colors he used were so pigmented and rich, they made the tail look so real and fish-like. Even though its very heavy, it swims, fluently, and almost dreamlike in the water. The looks I got from people were amazing. The texture of the scales was one of the best things I loved about the tail. In the water, they felt almost slimy and soft like a fish. Every time I slip it on I feel as if I was a real mermaid. There are so many little details that make the tail look so realistic. I never knew that my tail would look so real and beautiful. The wait for it was totally worth it. The craftsmanship and detail is so perfect and unique. Thank you for making my dreams come true.
I have mermaided around the world from Spain to Australia, Hawaii, and the Bahamas, and it has been my experience that the name “Mertailor” is synonymous with “professional” and “high quality” with those I have met in the mermaid business. I got my first latex tail from the Mertailor 4 years ago and it has withstood much use and is currently a functional tail. I must say it is still functional because of the Mertailor’s outstanding quality of materials and customer service. The fact that he took the time to answer my questions about tail maintenance years after my purchase is a testament to his dedication to his customers. When I was ready for a dragonskin silicone one I went through all my options as I know many tail makers. At Mer-Palooza I checked out various tails, but was drawn to a tail made by the Mertailor. Even though Eric was very busy, he took the time to measure me and talk with me about a tail that would meet my specific needs of swimming with sharks and whales for a future mer-adventure. The Mertailor is a very talented artist and I knew that he could choose a better tail that would match my needs/looks than I could choose or create for myself. Because of my time constraints, I asked Eric if he had any tails already made that would fit me and he chose the perfect tail. It was the tail I was drawn to at Mer-Palooza! My tail arrived after just a few days after I paid for it, was packaged perfectly (no wrinkles or creases), and he sent me instructions for the tail! It fits me as if he made it to my measurements and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect tail for me. I am currently practicing in my tail and it swims like a dream! I absolutely love this tail and am excited about my new opportunities with it. I also have the added confidence of Eric’s superb customer support, and of course, it helps to go to any interview or audition as a “Mertailor mermaid”.
I have worked with Mermaid Malena for the past nine years shooting mermaid images underwater. She had a neoprene tail which looked great, but took a good deal of photoshop editing to enhance the final product. A couple of years ago she purchased a silicone tail from the Mertailor. From a photographic point of view, this tail is an incredible improvement in several important ways. For one thing, it has become an extension of herself, and her mermaid personality. The way it moves, adds a new realism to her swim. For another, it has reduced my photoshop time by half. All I need to do now is blend her waist with the tail, and reshape the ankles a touch to create a magnificent mermaid image. I recently participated in a Mermaid Portfolio Workshop in the Exuma Cays Bahamas with Malena, Chris Crumley, and twelve other mermaids, in which I had the opportunity to shoot several of Eric's creations. I discovered that even if a tail doesn't fit particularly well, it is still fairly easy to make an amazing photo.