A Calendar Laser Etched Into Fingernails

Martin and I engraved a calendar on our fingernails. As the months pass, we’ll cut them off!

  • Jeff

    Bre, how about a time lapse movie of your nail growing out so we can see the calendar move through the months?

  • Harry

    Interesting idea, seems kind of a stupid thing to do though. Also I think you would try to fit 3 months or so on the fingernail, unless you have a vitamin deficiency I think your nails will grow faster than you calendar.

  • raphael

    Wikipedia says they grow at ~3mm/month, so it should work ok!

    Crazy goofballs! Danger Danger!

  • PK

    I’d say this clearly falls into the “don’t try this at home” category…

    Bet it was painful when the thumb on the right got nailed on the cuticle!

  • Patti

    I bet it STUNK. :)

  • craig

    It’s not so much a calendar as a list of the months, though, isn’t it?

  • Bonnie

    So what will you etch next on your toenails then?

  • Wolfy

    the sickly yellow color just makes me remember the smell of burning flesh and the gross orange-yellow color on my finger when i burned it with a soldering iron

  • sweavo

    I heard the rule was 9 months for a nail to grow completely, so it looks like your calendar may run a little fast.

  • CuriosityKiller

    That’s a brilliant concept, but would the etching really last a full year even before it was grown out?

  • jd

    i think people get cancer for exposing themself to radation. and your thumbs will be next i think

  • asdf

    jd is ignorant of the distinction between ionizing and non ionizing radiation.

  • Irregular Shed

    o_O ?

  • jeffro

    holy crap. we’re losing the war on pimples!

  • GoTags.com

    I’ve got some free time at work here and this gives me an idea!! We have Universal 45 watt lasers, what power setting where you using? muuahahahaa! >:)

  • Bill

    Beside the obvious burn hazards for your skin, anyone trying to attempt this might consider wearing some eye protection rated for the laser you are using. These systems work by using a set of mirrors around the perimeter of the box so the laser isn’t coming directly from the moving head like an inkjet printer.

  • Mike

    I remember doing that my mistake several years ago with a YAG (went partially through my nail). I work with safer units like this now at trotec. http://www.troteclaser.com

  • joebananas

    There was a lot of light reflecting off that grip. i wonder if that guy can still see ok.

  • carl watson

    An interesting use for a laser, but absolutely atrocious video camera handling, vast editing and cutting needed, and a rather silly thing to do with ones valuable digits.

  • laser man

    Must know what kind of laser you are using. we have an epolog 40 watt. also must know what power setting. thank you

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