Jennifer Lopez Just Made the Case for Pierced Manicures

Between disco curls and the mob wife aesthetic, maximalism is clearly having a moment—and Jennifer Lopez is clearly taking note when it comes to her nail designs.

J.Lo’s go-to nail artist, celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik, shared a behind-the-scenes look at the nail look for Lopez’s semi-autobiographical album and film This Is Me… Now. Dubbed a “Latina mani” by Bachik, the mixed-medium style is auto-biographical, nodding to Lopez’s Puerto Rican heritage with Hispanic-Catholic symbolism.

“It’s all in the details,” Bachik wrote in his caption revealing the manicure, and that it certainly is: The ornate design consists of classic Hispanic-Catholic iconography such as crosses, roses, rosaries, and the Virgin of the Sacred Heart—or la purísima concepción—overlaid on a medium-length squoval base.

But that’s not all: Each middle finger was also complete with literal hoop piercings. Considering the look’s nickname, this could either be referencing the Hispanic-Catholic practice of piercing infants’ ears before they leave the hospital and the significance of hoop earrings in Latina culture—specifically that of Puerto Ricans (fellow Bronx native and Puerto Rican Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into Congress proudly wearing hoops).

If you’re feeling inspired, we have good news: Bachik shared exactly how he created the look.

First, Bachik prepped Lopez’s nails with Tweezerman x Tom Bachik Ultimate Nail Care Set “for a meticulous mani.” Then, he applied Apres Nail Gel X tips in Maisie, and painted them using their gel coleurs in Vintage Carnation and Forgotten Film. Finally, Bachik adorned Lopez’s nails in maximalist Catholic nail art.

The mani fits right in with the resurgence in grunge goth glam. Plus, Megan Fox recently rocked bright pink cross nails courtesy of Nails of LA’s Brittany Boyce, and Kourtney Kardashian Barker’s goth glam manis have embraced a similar theme.

Ready for your own mani religious experience? Channel your inner Jennifer Lopez with similar nail stickers and charms below.

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Danielle Sinay is the associate beauty editor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @daniellesinay.

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