The 2009 Tokyo Nail Expo took place this week and from the link below, you can see for yourself the extent these ridiculously focused and talented people go to to channel their creativity.
True, stylistically, it ain't for everyone - but if you've ever tried to paint your own nails (both hands!) with a couple of coats of your fav polish - I think we can all find some appreciation for the meticulous nature of the practise of nail art. These girls and guys are bosses.
I do this (well, not this exactly...) for a living (15 years..) and i can tell you, seeing this level of dedication to the art of 'doing' nails is inspiring.
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