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F.A.Q abut belly art.
How long does belly painting take?
Most belly paintings complete with photos are done in approximately 2-3 hours. After I am done painting, I take photos. I can do light editing, shading, and cropping.
How much does it cost?
$85. That includes painting, taking photos afterwards and all the photos we take. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due when making your appointment. You can make deposit via Paypal using my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your deposit holds your appointment. Final payment of $35 is due on day of painting.
Is it safe?
Yes. I only use non-toxic, water- based, professional body paints.
Where do I get my belly painted--do you have a studio?
I paint in my home (North/West Charlotte) or I can come to you (travel fee will be added to pricing).
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 (www.pinterest.com) 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! See “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 1-2 days.
How long can I keep the artwork 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.
In what month of my pregnancy do I get painted?
You can get painted anytime during your pregnancy. For a gender reveal belly 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 your fullest, I recommend between 7-9 months . We want your belly to be "popped" but not to close to the end where you are uncomfortable to sit down for the painting session.
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 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 dress up. 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 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?
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. I can paint best when it is you and me, but understand you may want to bring a friend/partner.
Am I sitting up or lying down while 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 a table.
I have stretch marks, weird belly button, and/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 stretch marks 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.
You will need to complete a waiver. This is different from the party waiver.
Face & Body Painting by Weezy J.