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Cuticle Tattoos: The Latest Trend

Introducing the latest sensation that's sweeping the nation. That's right: cuticle tattoos.

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Tiny Ink

Tattoos have never been trendier — about 40 percent of Americans now report having a tattoo (compared to just 21 percent in 1990). It's hard to resist a delicate design on the ankle or the wrist. Finger tattoos have also gained in popularity, with even more painful trends like cuticle tattoos taking social media by storm.

Of course, hand tattoos have been around for centuries (for instance, in Indian and Chilean cultures). It's also easy to see how cuticle tattoos were influenced by henna!

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With those tiny dots and lines so close to the nail, cuticle tattoos look dainty but they sure do hurt! As your fingers are bony and covered with just a thin layer of skin, it's one of the most painful places on your body to get the tattoo.

But that doesn't deter those brave souls from getting their fingers inked. It's true that despite all the pain, cuticle tattoos really do compliment a good manicure.

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Don't want to take the plunge? We don't blame you. There are still ways you can get a similar look (at least temporarily). Henna tattoos are one option, or you can also get temporary stick-on tattoos. They're flash tats, but just for your cuticles!

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