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Body Art and Pregnant Bellies: Tattoos and Motherhood

I am a big fan of body art and love tattoos. I love the stories behind them, the way they change over time and can truly highlight some important memories in life.  For me my tattoos are centered around loss, motherhood and growth and I plan to get quite a few more.

Anytime I see a tattoo I find myself intrigued and love to see the details and hear the stories behind them. I was surfing Facebook a couple of weeks ago and came across a post that caught my eye. Birth Without Fear featured a post on their website of reader-submitted tattoos — I clicked over and was immediately in love with the images.

Click to view some of the images the Birth Without Fear community shared:

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  • Isadora 1 of 6
    Isadora
    9 months pregnant
    Photo Credit: Birth Without Fear
  • Jesse F 2 of 6
    Jesse F
    Beautiful hip tattoo and her pregnant belly.
    Photo Credit: Birth Without Fear
  • Belly Tattoo 3 of 6
    Belly Tattoo
    Beautiful pregnant woman and a tattoo on her growing bump.
    Photo Credit: Birth Without Fear
  • Kimberly 4 of 6
    Kimberly
    Gorgeous colors highlighting her beautiful pregnant shape.
    Photo Credit: Birth Without Fear
  • Kristen 5 of 6
    Kristen
    37 weeks taken a week ago with baby Number 2 . Tattoo means Soulmates Forever in Tengwar.
    Photo Credit: Birth Without Fear
  • Kelly F 6 of 6
    Kelly F
    Beautiful pregnant mama-to-be with a half-sleeve tattoo.
    Photo Credit: Birth Without Fear

To view the rest of the reader-submitted images — click over to Birth Without Fear.

:: I would love to see your motherhood/pregnancy tattoos — email me a photo and their stories behind them for a chance to be featured ::

Read more from Devan on Accustomed ChaosUnspoken Grief
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More on Being Pregnant:
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20 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired by Motherhood, Pregnancy and Loss

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