The Rise and Fall of Nail Art

Remember when having a miniature Rauschenberg installed on your nail beds was cool?

You know how you look back at your old yearbook photos, and you're like, "Um, who is this grubby little person?" That's kind of how people seem to be feeling about nail art right now. 

But, as we shall demonstrate below, the practice of drawing designs onto the toughened keratin growing out of your fingers has been on a rollercoaster of coolness and un-coolness for thousands of years. 

Settle in—you're about to get a history lesson.

Finger, Skin, Organ, Nail, Thumb, Peach, Flesh, Egg, Gesture,

(Image credit: Archives)

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