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Finger Mustache or "Fingerstach" Tattoo Designs

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It's unclear where they came from, but finger mustaches, or fingerstaches, are fun and popular.

It's unclear where they came from, but finger mustaches, or fingerstaches, are fun and popular.

Mustache Finger Tattoos

Known as the "fingerstache" tattoo, this design is inked on the index finger and then held up between the lips and nose to give the appearance of a mustache on the wearer.

What started out as a funny trend, people took it to the next level by getting a mustache permanently tattooed on their fingers. Now they pose for funny pictures and are constantly asked, "what's that on your finger?"

If you're interested in getting one of these tattoos, read this article to get some design inspiration, find the proper placement on your finger, and get some practice with a few funny faces.

Who Invented the Mustache Finger Tattoo?

There are different stories about the source of the finger mustache tattoo, but a Columbus, Ohio-based tattoo artist named Giovani Faenza claims to have given the first to a friend.

"We were all talking about how funny it would be to have a mustache tattooed on your finger… nobody could be offended by a mustache on the finger. Once Tom posted his tattoo on MySpace, things took off from there," he said.

You can watch the video above for the interview with Giovani himself.

What Style Mustache Should You Get?

While there are a variety of finger mustache designs, the handlebar is probably the most popular, with the curly tips pointing up. Others are long and thin, while others still are shorter and thicker.

However, there are many styles to pick from. Make sure to consider how thick your fingers are. You don't want to pick a stache style that won't fit or will bleed over to other parts of your finger.

You could even work with your tattoo artist and come up with your own design. The possibilities are truly endless!

someone making a funny "fingerstache"

someone making a funny "fingerstache"

Temporary Tattoos Are an Option

As mentioned, finger mustaches are generally placed on the index finger. This placement presents a challenge because most people use this finger constantly. Sometimes this means that even a permanent tattoo will fade or blur as a result.

This takes time and doesn't happen to everybody, but it is a possibility.

Another option is to go with a temporary tattoo. This also provides opportunities to try different designs. You can buy temporary tattoos or design one of your own if you want. Most people use a marker, but be aware that your drawing will smudge easily.

This is one of my favorite designs, mostly because of the creative way the guy placed his fingers.

This is one of my favorite designs, mostly because of the creative way the guy placed his fingers.

Have Fun With Your Mustache!

No matter the design or placement of your tattoo, it is sure to be a hit at your next social event. Maybe you'll even inspire your friends to get one too.

One last piece of advice, remember to always do research on a tattoo parlor before going and discuss the proper aftercare instructions with your artist.