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February 17, 2017

Before you jump to conclusions: No, gel nail artist Asa Bree Sieracki did not actually pound real bones into powder for a base of sorts, but she did, very explicitly, feature up-cycled mouse and rodent bones in her nail art creation. That honestly, doesn’t make it any less creepy.

And here we thought Halloween wasn’t for another half a year.


No animals were hurt in the making of this manicure, the bones were actually sourced from owl pellets and were naturally repurposed. If you’re wondering, pellets are the undigested bits of an owl’s diet, and it includes bones and feathers, so really — that proves you’re only confined to your imagination when it comes to creativity.

The artwork does look mesmerising the more you look at it… very much like having a natural history museum on your hands. We mean if you’re into bones and stuff, this is definitely up your alley.

There is a possibility of this real-bone-manicure turning into a trend, after all, people have been using feathers — real and faux — for their nail arts all these while. It just takes some getting-used to, and truth be told, we aren’t exactly sure if we’re on board with real, organic bones on our tips.

It’s still an A+ for the novel idea, though. Just try not to mutter any witchy spells while you’re at it; they *might* actually come true.

Header Image: @asabree IG