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Pregnant Belly Art: Moms-to-Be Hire Professional Artists

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

pregnant belly art, painted belly, pregnancy, watermelon bellyLots of moms-to-be experiment with belly art during pregnancy whether they incorporate their bump into a Halloween costume or paint their belly to create a fun photo. But now more and more moms-to-be are taking pregnant belly art to the next level – hiring professional artists to create painted bellies that are even more wild, wacky, and to some, beautiful.

We’re all for embracing your pregnancy and showing off your bump, but is paying a pro going too far? NY Daily News reports that expectant moms are paying around $250 to be painted with FDA-approved theater makeup, a process that can take up to three hours. And professional belly painters (yes, they do exist!) say they’re getting busier and busier.

Mariah Carey may have had something to do with the booming belly art trend. She showed off painted bumps via Twitter twice earlier this year – once as an Easter egg and once as a half pink, half blue butterfly in honor of her twins-to-be, now Monroe and Moroccan Scott. We don’t know how much Carey paid for her belly artistry, if anything at all, yet we do know her budget for such things is larger than that of the average mom-to-be.

As a parent or expectant mom, do you think professional belly painting is a frivolous or irresponsible way to spend a few hundred dollars?

Did you paint your bump? Share your best shot in our pregnant belly art photo gallery.

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Mariah Carey Shares Her Easter Egg Painted Belly

Monday, April 25th, 2011

mariah carey easter egg bump, belly art, pregnancy belly, pregnancy belly art, mariah careyMariah Carey showed off a new painted belly over the weekend. This time she sported a giant Easter egg belly featuring a blue and a pink heart as a nod to “Dem Babies” as Carey likes to call her twins-to-be. As with her previous butterfly belly art, she posted the photo on Twitter saying “HAPPY EASTER! Ummm.. READY!!!!!!!!!!!! Done and done.”

Carey is due to deliver her twins any day now, so it’s no surprise she’s ready to meet her babies, but we’ll miss her painted bellies.

Did you you paint your belly for Easter?

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Mariah Carey Shows Off Her Pregnant Belly Art

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

pregnant belly, mariah carey, butterfly belly, mariah's pregnant belly, belly artMariah Carey gave her pregnant belly an artsy makeover on Sunday in honor of her 42nd birthday,  and she shared her butterfly belly art on Twitter for all to see. She called it an attempt at festiveness and says she is so ready already!

Surprisingly Carey, who is expecting twins in a few weeks with her husband Nick Cannon, still felt like celebrating after her pregnancy scare over the weekend. She went to the hospital  thinking the babies were coming early, but it was a false alarm.

In true Carey style, she chose a  hand-painted butterfly for her belly art, with the phrase “dem babies.” Since the couple is expecting a boy and a girl, the butterfly’s half blue and half pink design is likely a tribute to her babies-to-be.

Want to show off your pregnancy belly?

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