Have you ever wondered if fingerprints actually meant something? At a glance, all fingerprints may look the same but on a close up you will find that fingerprint patterns are unique on every finger we have which is why they have long been used as a way to identify individuals. Identical twins have the same DNA but different fingerprint patterns. If you think about it, when you have someone's fingerprints you have a picture of their DNA...how intimate is that?

Ready to capture your fingerprints? We have 3 methods depending on what you have at home, starting with the most recommended...

Method 1

What you need: Clear tape, pencil or charcoal/ graphite, white paper

Method 2

What you need: Clear tape, dark eyeshadow, white paper

Method 3

What you need: Good quality camera or smartphone

Parents take note: Capturing fingerprints for children younger than 12 months old might be a challenge as their prints may not be defined enough to create a clear print. If however you can visibly see fingerprints on your child then it should work out just fine. You can always give it a try and if it isn't clear enough you simply try again a few months later. 

October 14, 2022

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Titin is the person who thought that starting a jewelry brand by the name of Loulourose is a good idea. She is the person who comes up with literally everything you see on this website. Titin is currently busy being a mother, running a float club and also rescuing abandoned cats and dogs with her friends. When she is not pretending to be busy, she posts funny memes on her Instagram.