Thanks – I’m happy to share my pics, especially because I have abdominal tattoos and had a navel piercing and didn’t really know how they would be affected by the pregnancy.
Anyways, I took pics of my belly throughout pregnancy. I have not until today taken a postpartum one, though! I gained 33 lbs and had only stretch marks on my thighs at the end of pregnancy. My midwife commented on my lack of stretch marks during my delivery, actually. But, after the baby, I developed a few stretch marks on my belly, mostly to the left of my belly button.
My navel piercing was a different story. I was able to wear it until 6 months or so, when it began to get caught on table edges when I stood up. I took it out when it turned red. I then developed a huge stretch mark originating from the piercing site. Now I have the mark you see in the pics left.
Tattoos – I have one on my lower abdomen, a rose, and it didn’t really change, I don’t think. I couldn’t actually see it for most of my pregnancy though. The large rose that runs from my right breast down my side became curvier but never seemed stretched. I also have one on my left breast that grew but never looked weird. They all now look completely normal!