People Are Now Doing 'Tiger King' Manicures To Ease Isolation Boredom
Hey, all you cool cats and kittens. Getting bored in self isolation? Well, why not give yourself a Tiger King manicure to pass the time?
The Netflix docu-series has been a smash hit ever since it landed on the platform last month, and after binge-watching it, people have become so obsessed with its star, Joe Exotic, that they've been digging out his old Instagram, turning him into memes and even dressing as him.
But we're here to offer you a much more stylish way to channel your Tiger King addiction: Introducing the Joe Exotic mani.
First dreamed up by celebrity manicurist Michelle Humphreys, the quirky idea has since pretty much gone viral on TikTok, amassing almost 84,000 'likes'.
In the clip, Michelle shows off her incredible manicure, in which pictures of Joe have been printed onto two of her fingers, alongside a tiger on another and Joe's nemesis 'Carole f*ckin' Baskin' on another.
"I'm showing this to my nail tech brb," one user wrote immediately.
While another gushed: "I LOVE THIS SO MUCH OMG".
In the video, Michelle also gave some insight into how she achieved the look, using a FingerNails2Go nail printer to paste images onto her fresh, white mani.
Speaking to Tyla, the manicurist - who has regularly works with the likes of Dua Lipa and Ella Eyre - went on to explain the process in a little more detail.
She said: "After watching the Netflix show, I kept seeing Tiger King related memes etc. So I wanted to create a manicure that was current, relatable and would hopefully make people laugh."
"I have the FingerNails2Go X HP nail printer - and this is great for uploading and printing images onto nails."
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"I gave myself a gel manicure using BioSculpture white gel polish, then uploaded the images and printed! It's so quick and easy!"
"I hope this is a manicure that Jo Exotic would appreciate."
If, like us, you now need a nail printer immediately, then you can get your hands on the same one as Michelle by clicking here. But be warned, it doesn't come cheap.
You can get your own for £2995.
But don't worry, if it's a bit out of budget for your day-to-day mani's (it is Michelle's full time job after all), then why not try one of these alternatives instead?
Nail artist Maria Postma, owner of Middridge Beautique, shared her own Tiger King design on Instagram, too, with etchings of Joe, Carole and one nail that simply read: "I'm 'a put a cap in her a*s." LOL.
"I'm using my time wisely to practise new techniques with nail art," she said.
"And am getting inspired by current things on TV and in nature etc. All using Halo gel polish colours."
While fellow manicurist and lash artist Corinne Hooper also got in on the fun.
She said: I created these nails after bingeing Tiger King on Netflix, a legendary tale of tigers, love and war."
"I don't often get to experiment with nail art as I'm a busy lash artist but when I do get the chance, I like to challenge myself with something a little bit quirky."
"I used all Premier gel products for these gel extensions and hand painted the artwork with gel polish."
We can't wait to try this out ourselves!
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Nailsbymh
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