This Scorpion Nail Trend From Mexico Is Making Its Way To The U.S.

The latest beauty trend happening across nail salons in Mexico is stirring up mixed feelings.

Lovers of trendy nail tips are asking nail technicians to infuse dead scorpions into their nails.

Credit: Real Housewives Of Atlanta / VH1

For real.

The trend reportedly originated in 2015 in Durango, Mexico – a Northern city that considers a scorpion a symbol of pride.

Lupita Garcia, an artisan who has “cariño” and respect for scorpions, had the idea of turning the dangerous insect into fierce nail art like the one you see below:

After baby scorpions are killed with bug spray, they’re placed in alcohol for preservation. The scorpion is then placed in between two coats of acrylic gel, one to cover the natural nail and the other to seal it in. The manicure goes between 500 – 600 pesos, or $25–$30 USD. The design became a craze after the news story went viral on Facebook. Based off a few Instagram posts, the trend seems to have made its way to Texas and Florida.

Check out a condensed version of the 40-minute mani below:

Creepy or not, it may actually be dangerous. Julio Cesar Ramirez, M.D., tells Daily Mail that, “the scorpions remain venomous after they have died.” Lupita doesn’t seem to care, though. She’s visited the emergency room three times after being stung by a scorpion. What a great way to get revenge, no?

READ: Relive Mexican Beauty Trends of the Last 100 Years

Share this insane nail trend with your friends by clicking the share button below. 

Paid Promoted Stories

There's A Lot Of Green, White And Red In Future And Drake's New Video


There’s A Lot Of Green, White And Red In Future And Drake’s New Video

“Mexicano, working like I’m Mexicano.”

It looks like Drake, hip hop’s favorite bandwagon jumper, has a new favorite team. Future just dropped his latest collab with Drizzy, “Used To This,” and the music video features LOTS of green, white and red. Throughout the video, Future and Drake wear Mexico soccer jerseys while a group of scantily-clad women kick soccer balls around. Sound familiar? Drake has done the “girls in tight clothes play sports” thing before.

So, what’s the deal with their newfound love for Mexican soccer? Are Future and Drake suddenly fans of Chicharito and company? Is this their (weird) way of bigging up Mexicans after all the trash Donald Trump has talked throughout the election? Maybe it’s not that deep. Maybe the jerseys were on sale at the Toronto indoor swap meet.

Look, maybe there’s no “message” to the video other than it being a nod to Future’s hook in “Used To This”:

Mexicano, working like I’m Mexicano

New persona, we’re moving on from Ferragamo

Get the llama, I party with the real Madonna

Beat the odds, do numbers and remain humble

Get it? Mexicans = hard workers.


So, whether you think it’s cool or lame, the video is definitely GIF fodder. Like this one:


I can already see you firing up your “when your homies grow up around a bunch of Mexicans” memes.

And this one, which is perfect for trolling U.S. soccer fans whenever the Mexican national team beats the Stars & Stripes.


So, uh, thanks for the GIFs, guys!

LISTEN: This Drake / Nicky Jam Cover Is The Summer Song We Didn’t Know We Needed

Like this story? Click on the share button below to send to your friends.