Moms-to-be are nailing their creative baby announcements by actually painting ultrasounds on their nails. Because why pull out a photo of your baby when you can have it on the tips of your fingers?
The trend first started in April, when U.K.-based artist Sarah Clarke shared an image of her first attempt at one-of-a-kind, black-and-white ultrasound nails. She first applied the acrylic nail then carefully hand-painted a replication of the ultrasound onto the pregnant mama Stacey Donaldson's middle finger with a fine brush.
The creation quickly went viral on social media. Clarke told Pretty 52 that it has become a popular request from clients, including people who wanted to remember the baby they've lost.
Instagram user @nailsbysara, who does her own nails, wrote even earlier in October 2017 that after three years and numerous fertility treatments, she finally conceived a baby, only to lose him soon after she found out she was pregnant.
"I lost all inspiration as I struggled with the grief. I learned how to love him and his brief life and move forward with renewed hope. I love you jelly bean, and seeing you on my nails makes me smile," she wrote.
But baby scan nail art is also a great ways to celebrate the arrival of a new baby during baby showers and first birthdays, and people can't get enough. Ultrasound nails have shown up all over the world from Texas to Sweden.
Whether you decide to give a copy of your ultrasound to a trusted nail artist or go the DIY route, embrace your extra-ness, mamas, because we have a feeling this trend is here to stay.