Expectant Moms Are Turning Their Ultrasound Images Into “Sonogram Nails”


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With today's technologies, expectant mothers and fathers can see their unborn children with increasing ease. Ultrasounds let excited parents-to-be catch a glimpse of their little ones, whose prenatal portraits are given to them as souvenirs. While these pictures usually end up framed, filed, or stored away, some of them are used as artistic inspiration, with sonogram nail art serving as the newest trend.

Also known as ultrasound nails, sonogram nails offer moms a one-of-a-kind way to show their unborn babies to the world. In order to replicate the look of a sonogram, these designs are rendered in delicate swirls of black-and-white. Usually, the client opts to include only a silhouette of the fetus' head and hands, and often only adorn one finger with a figurative image.

Much like the images they represent, the decorations are not necessarily clear at first glance; in fact, they could easily double as marbled, abstract art. This makes them both an interesting conversation starter and a special way for expectant moms to bond with their babies.

Whether or not you'd have your own nails painted this way, you've got to hand it to these creative moms-to-be!

Mothers-to-be are decorating their fingernails with images of their unborn babies.


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Known as sonogram or ultrasound nails, these unique design is the latest trend in nail art.


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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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