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Bumpy art sets new trend. Answered

It may not have reached the US yet, or it may have come from there, but there's a new fashion in body art - painting pregnant tums.

The two-hour-plus process involves painting pictures from a range of ideas - or the Mum's own ideas - and a professional photo-shoot to preserve the event.

(The reporter) was curious to know what kind of people want to invite a stranger to paint on such a personal, and special, part of their body.

"Anyone who wants a nice memento," said Erica.

"At the end of the day I think we should celebrate births and bumps.

"Body painting has always been around, but more people are picking up on this type of body painting now and it's becoming more mainstream.

"I want to offer it as a service to pregnant women. It's a little bit different and it's nice for mums-to-be because it's a chance for them to sit back and relax."

BBC article
The artist's website
Facepainting Association

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bumpus (author)2009-02-20

Odd.. Personally, I think a better way of preserving being pregnant would be to have like a cast made of the stomach, like paper mache or something of the like. But thats just me. :D

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thematthatter (author)bumpus2009-04-01

you could serve popcorn out of it during the game.

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Kiteman (author)bumpus2009-02-20

Kind of hard to fit a cast into a baby book...

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bumpus (author)Kiteman2009-02-20

But makes an interesting wall mount. :D

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Kryptonite (author)bumpus2009-02-28

D| Wow, how do you tell the difference from the first child to the next? If you got a cast every time you got pregnant, you'd have to be careful you don't get them mixed up.

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Goodhart (author)Kryptonite2009-03-26

initial them in the corner before it hardens....that is, if the name is chosen by then....

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Kryptonite (author)Goodhart2009-03-26

And what happens if you get a girl instead of a boy? You could get Judith Smith or Bob Smith. Or maybe you could just do Judith Smith or Jo Smith, still JS. But what if he/she doesn't look like a Judith or a Jo?

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Goodhart (author)Kryptonite2009-03-26

Well, either find out ahead of time (isn't very hard), OR name it according to initials.....for instance, the first could be either Jane B. Whatever or Joseph B. Whatever. :-)

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PKM (author)Goodhart2009-03-27

Duh, you label them #1, #2, #3 etc... (and it probably helps if those are your children's "real names" :P)

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Goodhart (author)PKM2009-03-27

That would be another way also ;-)

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-03-27

or we could be a little geeky about it and use Greek letters or algebraic symbols ;-)

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Rock Soldier (author)Goodhart2009-03-27

or an advanced math problem.

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Kryptonite (author)Rock Soldier2009-03-28

Come here piR², dinner's ready!
Hey E=mc² stop fighting with lb=A!!!

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Rock Soldier (author)Kryptonite2009-03-28

lol. I barely understood you

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Kryptonite (author)Rock Soldier2009-03-28

That can be their names, piR², is pi times the radius squared to find the area of a circle, E=mc² is Einstein's theory of relativity and lb=A is length times breadth equals area!

What would the next child's name be...?

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Rock Soldier (author)Kryptonite2009-03-28

something simpler I hope.

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Doctor What (author)2009-03-30

I should paint my sister's belleh. Maybe paint an alien bursting out of her belleh.

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Goodhart (author)2009-03-15

For a child born near the holidays, you could create a Santa face on there ;-)

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Kryptonite (author)Goodhart2009-03-26

A turkey for Thanks Giving? Cool!

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Goodhart (author)Kryptonite2009-03-26

and the LOOK of a carved pumpkin face for Halloween LOL

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Rock Soldier (author)Goodhart2009-03-27

fireworks for 4th of July(for Americans) Or red for Chineese New Years.

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Rock Soldier (author)Kryptonite2009-03-28

like blue fireworks for a boy, pink for a girl, or purple for both/unknown.

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Kryptonite (author)Rock Soldier2009-03-29

Good idea. What if it's siamese twins though? That could get confusing... Hmm, it would be interesting if you happened to get a firework burn on your stomach then it really would be July 4th. I'm Aussy though so I'd have it Queen's birthday, that's when we do fireworks.

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Rock Soldier (author)Kryptonite2009-03-30

You could also do gold for voyalty, or for a baby with the due date of the Queen's birthday.

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Kryptonite (author)Rock Soldier2009-03-30

I love the way these threads always end up with something really strange...

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Rock Soldier (author)2009-03-26

That can't be good for the baby...

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Kiteman (author)Rock Soldier2009-03-27

It's fine - you're painting 'mam's skin, not the unborn child.

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