IT’S not something you see every day.

A Hampshire mum-of-three has revealed that she decided to get a mould made of her bottom as a reminder to love herself.

Tina Brown, 32, a trainee teacher from Winchester, told the Daily Echo she decided to embrace her body after getting back into shape following the birth of her third child.

She said: “I decided to have my bottom cast as I finally felt confident within myself after having my third baby.

“I’m in love with the cast and it’s a great reminder to always love myself whatever, which is something not enough women do.”

“I keep my bottom cast in the bathroom and guests find it hilarious - it’s something a bit more substantial than a photograph and I know that at some point, my bottom will sag and at the moment, I quite like my bottom so I wanted something solid to seize how I was feeling.”

She says her children, including her three-year-old daughter, eight-year old son and 12-year-old daughter, giggle at the cast when they spot it in her house.

The cast was made by Southampton caster Laura Brunsdon, who launched her career using clay or wax to make moulds of people’s bodies.

Her Laura’s Treasured Prints business involves making casts out of babies, couples and families, including casts of feet and held hands that can be placed into frames, as well as jewellery.

Realising she wanted to spend more time with her eight-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter, Laura stopped her previous job as a nurse and decided that she wanted to take up a career that allowed her to work from home.

The 39-year-old life caster took up a two-year course in casting after having a break from nursing and helped her husband set up his own business.

She continued doing occasional shifts as a nurse for eight months but set up her business soon after.

One baby has had a casting from Laura when newborn, at six months and at one years old.

Laura’s home-based business grew, and she said: “It was really hard, and I had to take the jump, so over the last year I’ve been making wax moulds and fingerprint jewellery.

“I did a bit of art and pottery at school, but I ended up not completing my art GCSE, however my mum is quite artsy – I love casting and my husband gets fed up with me talking about it too much.”

She added: “I did a breast casting the other day because the person was getting a mastectomy the next day.”