I often fail to understand the term called ‘fashion’. You never know when the weirdest sounding thing might turn into the hottest of fashion statements among the fashionistas.
Now, instead of the cumbersome deal of rushing to the beauty salons every week to get shiny nails with regular pedicure and manicure, people are rushing to get nail tattoos done, which are getting more fashionable and popular in the world of beauty.
Make no mistake about it, the tattoo industry is hot property. There are an estimated over 20,000 parlors operating in the United States, according to a U.S. News & World Report article, which said, on the average, an establishment is being added in the country every day. The article ranked tattooing as the sixth fastest growing retail venture of the 1990s, right behind Internet, paging services, bagels, computer and cellular phone service.
I am sure body tattoos are a familiar trend today with its creasing prominence in the past decade but about nail tattoos, it’s only a recent rage among the fashion conscious generation.
Nail Art is growing immensely popular with women of all ages and cultures. Attention to detail is one asset that comes with class, and so nail art is gaining popularity with people who care to be in vogue and make a subtle style statement. People don’t have much time to spare on nails. So nail tattoos are the ideal option since it costs less as compared to the proper nail art kit. Using a super fine needle, the tattoo artist goes through the first few layers of your nail to create an extremely detailed image directly onto the nail. People love the intricate, as well as the thrill of doing something a little different that is not permanent—as the nail grows out, so does the tattoo.
A simple nail tattoo takes about five minutes, while more complicated images require up to 15. Single-needle tattoo machines are used to implant micro-pigmentation, etching the art onto the nail in a process varyingly described as painless or mildly irritating.