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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

New trend alert: Cuticle tattoos



Fuzzy polish. Gel manis. Magnetic polish. Nail strips. Online tutorials breaking down the secrets of trendy nail art designs from colorblocking to ombre and everything in between.

Just when we thought we’d seen it all, a company called Rad Nails has carefully reached its proverbial (manicured?) hand into the bag and pulled out one more:  

Cuticle tattoos!

I’m  intrigued. At $6 a pack, they appear to work a lot like those cool fake cartoon character tats we used to pile on when we were younger. Peel off the paper backing, place on the skin (or nail) and dab on some water to transfer the image.

Except that, instead of Mickey or dragons or cutesy roses, Rad Nails tats come in edgy geometric shapes. They cut down greatly on the time commitment and error margin associated with other nail art tricks I've unsuccessfully attempted lately.

And perhaps the best part is that they're a great alternative for the faint-hearted. Unlike permanent tats, haphazard application during a drunken stupor requires only soap, water and perhaps a bit of rubbing alcohol -- no expensive, painful sit-down in a laser-removal chair needed.

With that said, I'm thinking I'll give this new trend a try. What say you, folks: Fug or fab?


[Last modified: Friday, October 4, 2013 10:56am]


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