With the increased popularity of tattoos, it should be no surprise that body painting is enjoying a resurgence among those looking for something similar, but less permanent.
One of the forerunners of this trend is Fatima Carrion Alfonso, a Spanish artist who works within the medium of body paint.
She’s recently made a big splash in her home country of Spain by offering her services to pregnant moms looking to have a little something extra done for their maternity photos.
She’s already got 200 bellies under her belt, and demand continues to climb.
Her inspiration to branch out to the medium of belly bumps was the birth of her own daughter, Ainhoa, in 2015.
She wanted her sister to be the first person she painted, but she was carrying triplets and wasn’t feeling up to it.
She paints the bellies at any point during the pregnancy, but suggests a “sweet spot” as the best time.
“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 second or third month of gestation period to announce the good news to their family and friends”