Women have been adopting all kinds of bizarre beauty methods for as long as we can remember. Whether it be perfume made with ingredients found sperm whale vomit or the early Aztecs use of crushed beetles to make red lipstick, females are nothing short of innovative.
A newly discovered cosmetic trend out of Mexico offers women the opportunity to receive little dead scorpions on their fingernails and we don’t know how to feel about it.
Women in Mexico are having dead scorpions attached to their nails as part of a new manicure technique.
Yes, that’s a tiny baby scorpion underneath coats of nail polish.
The idea for scorpion nail art originated with scorpion connoisseur Lupita Garcia.
According to PopSugar, Garcia is based in Durango, Mexico where she came up with the rather unique plan alongside her friend Rocío Vidales, who happened to own a nail salon.
These little critters are applied with tweezers to the nail, and then coated with a thick acrylic paste.
The scorpions are of course, already dead before they’re applied, but the stingers are left attached so clients still risk “exposing themselves to all the side effects of scorpion venom, including swelling, accelerated heart rate, and even death.”
My skin is already crawling. I don’t think I could sit still for an entire scorpion-filled manicure, but it is one of the most original ideas I’ve seen in a while even if it does make me nauseous.
Most of the scorpions are less than a week old when they are killed for nail art use.
Nope, nope, nope. That sight right there is enough for me.
And here is the finished product…
If this trend does sound like something you’d want to dabble in, it’s not currently practiced in the states so you’ll have to head down to Mexico in the mean time.
We have to admit they are pretty fierce looking.
If that doesn’t say “leave me the fuck alone,” I don’t know what will.