Belly Bump

One of the services we offer is a custom belly design for the mother-to-be.

A belly bump design starts with a short discussion on what the mom-to be would like on her pregnant belly.  Oftentimes, we have the opportunity to work with phenomenal photographers who share their work with us, and catch us in action.

As a tradition, henna is applied to the future mother during her pregnancy and after she has given birth. During the pregnancy, a woman has henna applied on her body as a means of celebration. During the eighth month of pregnancy, there is a traditional ceremony similar to the western baby shower. In this ceremony, the mother is rubbed with scented essential oils, She sits in a special chair while her friends and family fill her lap with fruits, sweets and a coconut. Such foods are symbols of abundance for the mother. Her body is ornamented with designs that represent health, protection and good luck for the mother and the child. This tradition is also a means to provide the woman with a social safety net within her community, so she has help from others and so she is reintegrated into society after the birth of her child.

Some common belly henna designs are trees, lotus, flowers and leaves, paisleys and mandala designs.
Mandala designs are centered around the belly button, making for a nice round design on the baby belly.
Oftentimes, we also have the chance to hide the baby's name, family's name, the names of the children in the family, or favorite quotes.

Here are some designs from recent belly bumps.  You can gift this to a pregnant woman in your life, or get it done for yourself!  Visit our website to learn more and book a session:

Jennifer's belly with her second son

Jennifer's belly design with her third son

A heart centered design for a happy mom-to-be
Sarah's belly design for her first born.

A tree design for mom-to-be Cinnamon

A paisley, flower and leaves design for Amelia

A diagonal design for a farm photoshoot.