At Deadly Nails in Australia, Nicole Casti uses dead ladybugs, spiders, and even snake skin on customers’ nails. Of course, she sanitizes them first, because otherwise that would be gross. Then she applies a thick layer of acrylic on top so the critter doesn’t decompose. And she adds glitter, too, because sparkles and dead spiders go perfectly.
"I've always been fascinated with taxidermy," Casti says. "I find beauty in death."
Casti has used a praying mantis wing and even a scorpion in her nail art. But she’s not going around slaying all these creatures, they come from a licensed taxidermist. Her dead bug manis aren’t for everyone, but she plans to keep experimenting. “I want to create things that challenge people’s perception of beauty,” she says.
Source: Daily Mail