Angel Wings on Fingernails


Some weeks ago, a white, symetrical pair of wings appeared at the base of my ‘baby’ fingernail. This strange tattoo, this irregular mineral deposit, felt imbued with inexplicable mysticism. They were angel wings, i thought, bearing great news. A downy cherubic clock, a countdown to my first baby’s birth.

“Angel Wings on Fingernails”

I catalogued the ascending progression of the Mark from about 30 weeks into the pregnancy. There are roughly 2.5 weeks before Baby is due, and look how close the wings have come to the tip of the nail! It is my prediction, and call me crazy, that the moment the wings crest, touch the white surface, D. will go into labour. I’ll keep you posted.

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34 thoughts on “Angel Wings on Fingernails”

  1. Five and a half years later, and suddenly there is a spike in traffic for this post. Today is Friday, July 13th, 2007, and there have been over 33 views on this article today. I haven’t figured out what is driving the traffic, other than searches on Google for “angel wings tattoo”. Interesting.

    Update: Madeleine wasn’t born until the ‘Wings’ had completely worked their way through the nail, which took an extra 10 days or so. Consequently, Madeleine was born 10 days past her due date. Strange but true.

  2. Five and a half years later, and suddenly there is a spike in traffic for this post. Today is Friday, July 13th, 2007, and there have been over 33 views on this article today. I haven’t figured out what is driving the traffic, other than searches on Google for “angel wings tattoo”. Interesting.

    Update: Madeleine wasn’t born until the ‘Wings’ had completely worked their way through the nail, which took an extra 10 days or so. Consequently, Madeleine was born 10 days past her due date. Strange but true.

  3. I got here by doing a google image search for “fingernail”. It was on the first three pages, I forget exactly which.

  4. I got here by doing a google image search for “fingernail”. It was on the first three pages, I forget exactly which.

  5. i was doing a google search for angel wings and was directed here….alot of coincedences! i got goosebumps….the original post was posted on my birthday….march 17th, 2002 ….the update was my mothers birthday…july 13th….and your baby has the same name as my daughter….madeleine..who was born march 25th….2 weeks before her due date! wow is all i can say!

  6. i was doing a google search for angel wings and was directed here….alot of coincedences! i got goosebumps….the original post was posted on my birthday….march 17th, 2002 ….the update was my mothers birthday…july 13th….and your baby has the same name as my daughter….madeleine..who was born march 25th….2 weeks before her due date! wow is all i can say!

  7. I have the same marks in two fingers, but they’re not like wings exactly, they seem to be only white marks. I love your story, it’s amazing!

  8. I have the same marks in two fingers, but they’re not like wings exactly, they seem to be only white marks. I love your story, it’s amazing!

  9. wow thats an amazing story. i was actually just looking for angel wings to set up a monogram blue-print and came across your finger. i read your story and was fasinated and had never heard of anything like it before. mabey it was a sign that your baby would be protected, safe, and healthy. who knows.

  10. wow thats an amazing story. i was actually just looking for angel wings to set up a monogram blue-print and came across your finger. i read your story and was fasinated and had never heard of anything like it before. mabey it was a sign that your baby would be protected, safe, and healthy. who knows.

  11. duh, no miracle here. an obvious fingernail injury–no doubt the dufus shut the car door on their finger. though the cause of the pressure mark left on this finger clearly HURT LIKE HELL, poser/poster failed to mention this. ”I just woke up and God left this ANGEL TATTOO on my finger”….. PLEEEEASE. YOU MUST SLOW DOWN ON THE DRINKING!

  12. duh, no miracle here. an obvious fingernail injury–no doubt the dufus shut the car door on their finger. though the cause of the pressure mark left on this finger clearly HURT LIKE HELL, poser/poster failed to mention this. ”I just woke up and God left this ANGEL TATTOO on my finger”….. PLEEEEASE. YOU MUST SLOW DOWN ON THE DRINKING!

  13. magnesium deficiency, dumb ass, it causes white marks to form on your nails.

    and the date the baby was born was because you subconsciously stoped the birth.

    oh my god you people are dumb!

  14. UPDATE 2009/02/13

    I'm amazed at the people who are angry about this story.

    I believe it was a mineral deposit too. Or perhaps a slight deficiency. Or even an injury. I thought it looked interesting and took a picture of it. And because I like to make connections between things for the sake of creativity, for the sake of an interesting story, I asked myself: wouldn't it be a strange coincidence if my first child was born by the time this mark worked itself out of the nail. I had no idea how long it would take, but I thought it would be an interesting way to keep my mind on the pregnancy. It was like a little clock, or time marker, on my pinky finger. I found it fun to look at and think about D. and remind myself that my life was about to change forever.

    You know the story about the stork bringing a baby to someone's home? It isn't true either. But it is such a good story that people still use storks on cards and in maternity illustrations. I like my story. It doesn't mean I'm a dumbass or that anyone who reads it or likes it is somehow deluded. My only regret is that I didn't get a pedicure before taking a picture of my nail.

    Thanks to everyone for the comments, even the trolls. It's entertaining for the most part.

  15. I think it's cool. God didn't JUST leave this beautiful mark on your nail but still, there are A LOTof things in the whole world that anyone is yet to explain.
    I think it's cute and yeaah, you should have gotten a manicure.

    I know this sounds weird and to some, disgusting but you could let it grow out until it is on the tip of your nail and clip the WHOLE thing off and save it in a protective thing in the baby's scrapbook (if you're making one) and write the story that went behind it. It will be interesting when (s)he is finally able to read well and looks over it.

  16. I wish to wish all pregnant women of good mood, easy pregnancy and natural sorts! Good luck also are happy! Give birth easily and independently! Let not doctors give birth for you, and you! Also adjust itself on chest feeding of the kid! Read the necessary information! Be, lovely pregnant mums and expecting posterities of the daddy, are healthy and wise!

  17. The only reason why you get the white marks is if you somehow injured the cuticle of your nail.
    I happened to slam my thumb inbetween two doors, right around the cuticle area. Then when my nail started growing out, I had a big white blotch on the nail. That's the only reason why we get those.
    But it's interesting about this woman's story.

  18. Really, do you need to be so rude?
    The “dufus” as you say, is a woman. No need to be angry and hurtful towards her.
    Honestly, what is your problem?

  19. Pedicure? My dear I think you mean manicure :)
    Pedicure is for the feet. ^_^

  20. nice article! nice site. you're in my rss feed now ;-)
    keep it up

  21. wow people are getting very angry for NO reason. I like the story too its nice. Who cares if you bumped it. Who cares if its some deficiency. Its not like your SAYING God put it there. I think people are just rude and jealous or something. Get over yourselves and don't rain on other people's parade.

  22. PEOPLE ARE AMAZING…. I CANT BELIEVE HOW PPL ACT TOWARDS SOMETHING SO SWEET AND INNOCENT. THAT SHOW HOW IGNORANT PPL ARE…..i THINK THIS IS AN AMAZING STORY AND OF COURSE HAVING UR FIRST BABY IS GNA B WONDERFUL AND I TRUELY THINK IT MITE HAVE BEEN A GIFT FROM GOD AS A SIGN TO YOU. IM JUST SORRY PPL REACT THIS WAY TOWARDS SOMETHING LIKE THIS….WELL CONGRATS ON UR 1ST BABY, THEY TRUELY ARE BLESSINGS.

  23. Yeh i found it on google too… so now that its all popular and that… can the lady who wrote it tell us what happened!!!!??? Its like missing the end of a movie….

  24. this is a simple sign that your are not getting enough calcium i get them on my nails all the time,,seeing as you are pregnant you should probably get some more calcium…

  25. ok wow….i'm at work right now and thought the story was kinda cute and started skimming threw the replies to the story and was absolutely disgusted by some of the rude comments made by people…this is a woman who has belief in something and knows what she thinks to be true…there is no need to shoot it down or try to prove her wrong…yes there are logical explinations for the mark and yes there are for every superstision but it doesn't give any of you the right to write things like this on such a cute and innocent story…if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all…it's a little pathetic that your lives are so depressing that you have to depress everyone else around…even people you don't even know…i thought the story was cute and i loved it…my mother is the same way with things like this…all the power to you…and if your not already which i'm pretty sure you are ignore these idiots and love your baby.

  26. It's indeed a good story Ross, i have had this mark a few years back during my pregnancy days, i think it is common in those days, am I right?

    Emma

  27. You, my friend, are a jerk… :S … This person was just being a bit creative, I would've thought these things in my mind too, for the fun of coincidence, jeeeez >.>; Egotistical much? It was just a cute coincidence and made for a good story. I liked it, thought it was really adorable. =] And the coincidence was a little creepy. ^____^ I liked this.

    Jessika

  28. You, my friend, are a jerk… :S … This person was just being a bit creative, I would've thought these things in my mind too, for the fun of coincidence, jeeeez >.>; Egotistical much? It was just a cute coincidence and made for a good story. I liked it, thought it was really adorable. =] And the coincidence was a little creepy. ^____^ I liked this.

    Jessika

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