11 Beautifully Painted Pregnant Bellies (PHOTOS)

Mary Hawkins | May 17, 2012 Being a Mom

painted baby bumps
How adorable are these two?
When I was pregnant with my son, I never would've dreamed of wearing anything that would show off my bare baby bump. I think I have one photo of myself with my shirt pulled up during my last month or so, and I only took it so I could email it to my mom to show her how huge I'd gotten. I'm usually not terribly modest or timid, but something about being pregnant made me want to keep things under wraps.

There are plenty of women, however, who aren't shy at all about displaying their pregnant bellies for family and friends. And quite a few go one step further and decorate their bumps by painting cute pictures or henna tattoos on them -- and some even write sweet messages. This is such a fun way to commemorate a pregnancy, and maybe if I'd thought of a cute design or phrase when I was expecting my son, I wouldn't have been so scared to put my bump out there.

Take a look at the photos below to see some of the most beautiful belly shots around -- there's even one from a very well known celebrity mom!

Have you painted your baby bump during your pregnancy?


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