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How long does belly painting take?
Most belly paintings complete with photos are done in approximately 2-3 hours. After I am done painting, we take photos. I take the photos afterwards using my cell phone. I can do light editing, shading, and cropping.
How much does it cost?
$85. That includes painting the belly art, photo shoot afterwards, photo editing/cropping, and all photos you’d like (sent via email). You have to pay for your own prints. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due when making your appointment. Your deposit holds your appointment. Final paymentof $35 is due on day of painting.
In what month of my pregnancy do I get painted?
You can get painted anytime during your pregnancy. For “gender reveal” belly art you may not have a bump at all (see “think pink” belly in gallery). You can get painted to mark a special week during your pregnancy, or to celebrate a holiday that falls throughout your pregnancy (see “thankful” belly in gallery). If you want to get painted at the end of your pregnancy, I recommend between 7-9 months. We want your belly to be at its fullest and “popped” but not to close to the end where you are uncomfortable to sit down for the painting session.
Is it safe?
Yes. I only use non-toxic, water- based, professional body paints.
Where do I get my bellypainted--do you have a studio?
I paint in my home studio which is in Charlotte or I can come to you (travel fee will be added to pricing depending on where you live).
What should I have painted on me?
I can create your belly art to reflect your individual style, match your nursery, or a theme that is special to you and your partner. Also, I have a Pinterest board called “pregnant belly painting inspiration” where I have pinned several images that I think would make great belly art.
Can you paint women of color?
Absolutely !S ee “You Are My Sunshine” belly in gallery.
How do I get the paint off of me when we are done?
Paints can be wiped off with light soap and water and/or baby wipe. Darker colors may leave a light stain for 1-2days.
How long can I keep the art on my belly?
It will stay on for several hours. Some Moms wipe it off right after photos are taken and others keep it on to show family/friends later that day. Do not leave on overnight.
What do I wear?
You can wear almost anything that we can tuck and keep away from your belly. T-shirts are tucked under bra line. Tube tops can also be worn. If you are being painted in my home, you may change here. Some Moms bring several tops to try on before the painting begins and we discuss what would look best together. You can bring jewelry and accessories too. You may want to think about what rings and bracelets to wear because you may want to hold your belly in the photos. Bright colors photograph best.
Do I wear make up and do my hair?
Some Moms do and some don’t. If you want your face in the photos, style your hair and make up just as you would if you wanted to look nice or dressup. Some Moms know they do not want their face in the photos (not feeling pretty or face is bloated). If you are not interested in your head being in the photos, don’t worry about your hair and make up. You may opt for no face but want your hair hanging down around your shoulders. I recommend touring the gallery on my website and seeing which photos connect with you.
My hands are swollen and look fat,what do I do?
I have gotten really good at blurring the edges of photos to disguise “sausage fingers”. We can also leave them out of the photos completely. You can also pose with your hands behind your back.
What do I do while you are painting?
Most Moms watch TV or play on their phones. You can listen to music too. You can take a call if your phone rings but I cannot paint while you talk on the phone.
Can I bring my family to watch you paint?
I can paint best when it is you and me, but understand you may want to bring a friend/partner. Adult guests (1-2) are welcome. No children are allowed at the painting session. You cannot hold conversations with your guests while I am painting.
Am I sitting up or lying downwhile you paint?
You are sitting down on a chair, slightly leaning back. I will sit in front of you with my paints and supplies next to me on atable.
I have stretch marks, weird bellybutton, or/am plus sized. Is this ok?
Belly painting is for all shapes and sizes. There is no right or wrong shaped Mom or belly. I can paint over stretchmarks and all belly buttons are welcome too! I have been pregnant also, and understand there may be parts and pieces of your body you may be hesitant to share. I will respect your modesty level.
Face & Body Painting by Weezy J.