Bump painting when pregnant

It’s a trend that’s already popular at baby showers in the US – even Mariah Carey has painted her bump. But now pregnancy bump painting is well and truly taking off in the UK.


Bump artist Carrie Preston, from Cornwall, has painted more than130 pregnant women with her colourful designs.

"Pregnancy is one of the most important times in a woman's life, I feel really honoured to be able to paint a beautiful picture or message onto a bump," Carrie says.

"I feel that it allows the mummy to express her feelings towards her unborn baby. All the mums I have painted have found the experience really relaxing.""

Carrie's designs include Disney character favourites from Pinocchio, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Winnie the Pooh and more. The mum-of-2 has also painted characters from children’s books, fairy tale castles, and even a depiction of twin babies sleeping in their mother’s womb.

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Have a click through our gallery of her bold designs and tell us what you think...

Photos: Facebook / My Little Sweat-pea

Monsters Inc

Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc peep around Boo's door.

Guess How Much I Love You

This mum picked her favourite quote from a children's book, Guess How Much I Love You.

Finding Nemo

Squirt from Finding Nemo floats on this bump.

Winnie The Pooh

Roo, the baby kangaroo from Winnie The Pooh, turns the bump into a pouch.


A Disney-flavoured bump painting. Not the obvious Disney cartoon character, but perhaps it's because of Pinocchio's wish to be a real little boy...

Fairytale castle

It seems this mum is already dreaming of her fairytale ending.

Sleeping babies

The artist created an impression of what this mum-to-be's twins might look like.


This throwback shows Tommy from the 90s kids cartoon The Rugrats.

Lilo & Stitch

Characters from Lilo & Stitch brighten up this mum-to-be's bump.

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