Monday, May 28, 2007

Pregnant Belly Painting Art
















































Belly painting is a new way to celebrate a pregnancy.
Courtesy for some of the pictures: futureclassx.com, hennacaravan.com
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26 comments:

DaydreamSupercollider said...

Some of the belly art is really beautiful...I just love the peacock belly.

Meegs said...

Daoming... notice that all the pictures are tagged with a website... I think it's great that we get to see all the pictures here.

Love them!!

End. said...

Yeah, um. Ew.

plaid window said...

Ummm... Okay well that was... um... a bit... odd...? What's the point? ooo I painted a fish on belly oooo whoop! Well, I must admit the baby painting was quite impressive, but Nemo, I mean come on! some were good, but why? And why would any PREGNANT person let alone ANY person in the right mind paint NEMO on their belly and go around showing it of? But to Sum it up: WEIRD!

Luna said...

Something to point out is that several of the bellies have henna "tattoo" on them, which is a traditional Indian art form.

As to why?

Here's something to consider. Dr. Misuru Emoto has done incredible research into how sound, words, and pictures effect water. Since a human's body is mostly made up of water, the images painted on the belly will transfer the vibrational impact of the image to the mother and child.

Here's more about him. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaru_Emoto

Anonymous said...

Just had to respond to "plaid window." I'm 18 weeks pregnant, and until we found out 2 days ago we were having a little girl (and therefore, could name her for real), our baby's nickname was Nemo for the past 4 months! I don't know where the idea came from to call the baby that, but it stuck with us. We loved it because it was unique to our baby and our family. And we didn't want to call our baby "it"! I wouldn't want any one to paint on my belly, but I just wanted to say that those women (or some of them) may have a reason for the art they chose. Just because you're not in on the secret doesn't mean you should judge them!

Anonymous said...

I thought the pics were pretty cool! I think Nemo was a cute nickname for your baby until you found out you were having a girl for sure. My husband and I used "SHIM" (She or Him) for both of our children because we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl. Who cares if some think it's weird, it's our child and bodies and if this is what we choose to do so be it, we aren't hurting anyone.

Anonymous said...

The Alice Cooper one, haha! I love the henna art on the bellies, just beautiful.

Tim said...

Good JOb! :)

Charity said...

I think its cute to do it this just for fun. I painted or had someone paint my belly into a jack o lantern for a Halloween costume. It was a lot of fun and something different.

Anonymous said...

that was such an asshole thing to say c'mon it's just supposed to be cute...i love em...and i think it'd b a great thing to show ur kid later. bless u fuck assholes

Anonymous said...

I seen a woman with a picture of a penis painted on her belly with the caption.."See what happens when you play around with these"

Anonymous said...

End and Plaid you sound closed minded and I think you are the ones who sound "ew" and "weird" or maybe you're just younger (12? 13?) and/or ultra-conservative with little sense of creativity.

Anyway, Luna-YES!! I read the Secret Messages of Water by Emoto and found it fascinating..And I love the paintings and the idea, I think that pregnancy is a time to celebrate and what better way..I love it.

sarah said...

I had never seen anything like this before but thought that some of them were very artistic to say the least. I think my favorite one of all was the baby one. It was like you could see right inside minus the gore. The peacock one was pretty awesome too. I'm 12 weeks & might have to think about doing it when I get further along.

Anonymous said...

I'm Pregnant and I think that it would feel good to me and my baby if i had a painted belly! and its super cute and a way for other people to bond with the baby! PLAID! sometimes its best not to judge harmless things that make people happy!

Cammie said...

Having my third child I think stuff like this is awesome.
as for End. and Plaid_window, I'm guessing you two don't have a clue as to what it's like to be knowing you're creating a family.

hal786 said...

assalamualaikum
some of the first designs the browny black ones i think theyre not tattoos
we call it henna or mehndi search it in google..its like this natural paste we use for design especially muslims cuz we dont hav tattooos we think theyre forbidden ur harmin ur body etc..but this is safe etc..its natural and comes off after a while!!

barefootbutterfly said...

very neat!! Im a facepainter & im painting my friends belly tomorrow!! Its the first one i have had the chance to do so it should be fun! She is excited to have pictures for her baby book & thinks it will be relaxing to have her tummy painted. Her baby's room is a jungle animal theme so thats what we are going with :) wish me luck!

Butterfly Golden said...

WOW that's soooo cute!!! I'm in my 3rd trimester and just couple of weeks to go! I wish I had mine painted!
I wonder weather will it come off with what ever gel thing doc put on you to check baby's heart beat?

Ange said...

I enjoyed these photos, what a beautiful expression.

Anonymous said...

I've painted both of my sisters' bellies when they were pregnant and they both LOVED it! The baby followed the paintbrush around, kicking it no matter where I moved it, and the mums both fell asleep from being so relaxed. I've never been pregnant but I'm certain its a beautiful experience,and having it painted would be such a fun bonding thing to do and would make great pics for the baby books after.

I still paint them now and have started expanding my customer range. Everyone I've met says its wonderful!

Oh Gorgeous Baby said...

I think painting your pregnant belly is a beautiful way to celebrate your pregnancy. I would urge others to be a bit more opened minded about it, but I understand that its not for everyone.
Im currently 31weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby and am going to have my 9 and 4 year old paint my tummy tomorrow. My 4 year old was born at 27weeks gestation so I am doing alot of special things this pregnancy like having pregnancy photos taken and having my tummy painted because the last 3 months was taken away from me.
You don't know how amazing and precious pregnancy is until it is take away from you!

Tyna said...

Pregnant women need to feel sexy and happy too and they need to make the most out of it. This is not a permanent phase and it lasts 9 months. Thats nine months of mood swings, back aches, bloating, swelling, and sometimes very harsh body image feelings so if that means going to the beach with your belly hanging out soaking up the sun or just doing something out of the ordinary like painting your bellies then so be it. If it makes you happy then there should be nothing "eww" or "weird" about it especially when it comes to something as beautiful as carrying life END or PLAID. Im gonna go ahead on a leap here and assume neither of you have kids or are both young males. These pics are beautiful and I hope that I can get one of these soon so I can show off my belly :)
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Anonymous said...

I had a great first pregnancy but the father was not very nice or cared to take pics of me or my belly much less paint it. Im hoping to be pregnant within the next year by my new husband who is amazing. We have all kinds of ideas for making this pregnancy so much more exciting and happy.

Anonymous said...

Hello There ! I Never Heard About Belly painting Before until my sister In law Wanted Me to paint her belly ! I think it was pettry cool And Cute ! I Paint her Belly And It came pettry good and i Had Fun . Heres The One I made Its on my FB Profie Album Check it Out And letme KNow What u THink ! =) http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.183749995023734.46578.100001662030326&type=1

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