Why do people paint 1 fingernail different?


  1. Why do people paint 1 fingernail different?
  2. What does it mean when you paint your ring fingernail a different color?

Why do people paint 1 fingernail different?

The special organization encourages men and women to paint one nail, typically blue but any other colors can be used, to help raise awareness about violence against children. According to Polished Man, 1 in 5 children around the world suffer from violence, which is why they ask people to paint one of their nails.

What does it mean when you paint your ring fingernail a different color?

For some men, they paint a nail black or red to remember not to text while driving. Or they do it to tell others that they are sexually attracted to the same sex and that’s a secret way of letting others know they’re on the ‘down low’. (this also goes with women too, called Femme flagging).