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Ultrasound Nail Art is the Latest Beauty Trend and It’s Too Weird

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Just when you start to think that there are no more beauty trends to be discovered, the Internet hits you hard with one that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before: baby scan nails.

If you’re wondering what that could possibly mean, we’re sad to say it’s exactly what it sounds like. That’s right, everyone! Pregnant women are now getting the ultrasound image of their fetus painted onto their nails, and it’s as fascinating as it is freaky. Take a gander:

We know… we can’t believe it either! Serenity Hair and Beauty Salon in the small town of Stockton-on-Tees, England first introduced the trend, and when people on Facebook got ahold of it, they were equal parts shocked, amazed, and horrified. So far, the post has been shared more than 44,000 times, and NGL, we can totally see why!

The viral baby scan manicure was done by nail artist Sarah Clarke, and NGL, it sounds pretty difficult. Sarah explained to Pretty 52 that she created the look using paint and a fine brush after customers send her their scans. Once they’re finished, though, they look very realistic, which can only mean that Sarah is SUPER talented.

Along with the viral attention this manicure has been getting, the salon has surprisingly been flooded with requests from women wanting the same exact thing! Clarke told the site, “it has proven to be very popular with existing clients and people from all over requesting it also.” She also mentioned that sometimes women do it as a tribute to the babies they’ve lost through miscarriage or premature births. So sad!

While some people have been getting baby scan nails for meaningful reasons, others just think it’s a brilliantly creative idea and want to try it out for themselves. More often than not, though, it seems like people are just generally freaked out by the new nail trend, leaving comments like “This is weird AF” and “So extra!!!” Well, they’re not wrong!

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