You have to admit that they have nailed it with the detailing.
"Why?!" with a long groan and your eyebrows raised was probably your reaction when you read the words—vagina nails—together. But let's face it: we humans don't give enough credit to our genitals.
As a salute to the little vending machine downstairs, some women are putting miniature vaginas on their nails and it's all about vulvas and va-va-voom in this fashion statement.
These nail designs come in all shapes and sizes, and have an attitude of their own, much like the real thing. And the detailing makes them look quite realistic.
Having a vagina is by no means the definition of womanhood or feminity; you don't need the genitalia to identify as a woman either. But treating your vagina like any other body part, instead of hiding it in shame, sounds fair. "I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of," said T Ngu, who got herself a manicure with a vagina theme.
"It just felt appropriate to just kind of make a statement on my nails," T Ngu told BuzzFeed News.
Asa Bree, the nail artist who gave T Ngu her manicure at her nail salon in Portland, put up pictures of it on Instagram and mentioned "pussy power!" in the caption.
Lots of people loved the idea but there were also people who called it "gross," "perverted," and "embarrassing."
T Ngu, who owns a shop called Project Object, said, "It's definitely a conversation piece that focuses the light on so many issues. From art, women's rights, acceptance, self-love, and learning to love another person for who they are and not what you want them to be."
Plenty of people have jumped on the trend-wagon and posted their own take on the vagina nails. Here are just a few of the many.