Artist Paints Stunning Artwork On Baby Bumps So Moms Can “Connect With Their Baby”

This mother-of-one body painter is making sure every woman’s pregnancy is a work of art.


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32-year-old Fatima Alfonso is known in Spain for her incredible artworks as a body painter.


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Fatima has been painting bodies for 14 years and always wondered what it would be like to paint a pregnant woman’s belly. It wasn’t until about three years ago she finally got to do her first baby bump painting on a friend.

Since then, Fatima has painted over 200 baby bumps.


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“I love to paint the bellies of these would-be moms. It’s always exciting and for mothers, it’s a beautiful experience as they feel relaxed and more connected with their baby. I too had it when I was expecting and I can relate with the happiness and pleasure the painting on our bellies brings,” she said.

Fatima admits that the concept of baby bump painting took a while for some women to accept, but the results always came out incredible, and the trend eventually caught on.

She uses water-based body makeup, which is basically watercolor for skin and totally safe to use.


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“It is great to see women coming to me for the experience. While I recommend a mother enjoys the belly painting most during the sixth and eighth month of pregnancy, there are many women who come for it during the second or third month as a way to announce the good news to their family and friends.”

The baby bump painting designs include adorable mother-and-child animals, cute baby feet, and even some neon artwork.


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“Every mother is different and has her own taste, hobbies and stories to tell,” Fatima said. “Sometimes they come up with a particular design in mind and others ask me for ideas.”


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The most amazing thing about the process, Fatima says? The kicking!


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“The baby can feel the energy of her mother and brushstrokes are a great sensor stimuli, so it is very normal that during the session the baby will kick. It is one of the best things to see.”

Source

Pulptastic