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#1 of 13 Old 12-13-2010, 08:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I came across some beautiful photos of henna'd bellies on a blog early last week and decided at the last minute I'd try to find a local henna artist who'd come over and do my belly. I got lucky and found an artist who was available AND eminently affordable.

 

As I wrote to my sisters when I sent them photos afterward, now that this is done I am TRULY ready for Sprout to come any time! I sent the photos to my MIL as well, and she wrote back very excitedly saying "looks like you dropped!" It's funny because I hadn't been able to tell whether I had dropped until I looked at these photos!

 

Speaking of which, (semi-nude, just FYI) photos are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/_charlo/sets/72157625469227821/with/5259847730/

 

And here's just one if anybody doesn't feel like clicking through (although it doesn't show the beautiful roots of the tree she drew)...

 

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Anyway, I'm so pleased with the art, it feels feminine and delicate but strangely empowering. After the artist left I felt better than I have in weeks. We turned the music on loud in the living room, lit some candles, and decorated the Christmas tree. Took some more pictures, and now climbing into bed. :)


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love it


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Lovely!!


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 Beautiful picture! I got one henna tattoo on my belly during my last pregnancy, but I was only about 6 months at the time. We just did our belly cast about a week ago, but haven't decorated it yet.


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Wow, it looks gorgeous! I love it!


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Gorgeous, the henna *and* the belly!  I had a mother blessing last weekend and my friends did some henna.  It's not nearly as intricate as this, but a really fun experience!  Mine is in my profile pic.

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so beautiful!


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Gorgeous!!


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So beautiful!

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I love it!! You look amazing~


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That is so cool.  How did you find a henna artist?  I would love to do this!! (due in Jan)

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Thank you so much everyone :)

 

HappyMommy2: I actually just googled for "henna artist" and my city. This woman's website was one of the first things that came up, but I think there is maybe also a directory out there on the internets? If for some reason that doesn't turn anything up for you, you might try asking your local doulas network and/or at a local tattoo parlor...


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Stunning! love.gif


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