The Power Of The Stache

Who couldn’t use a universal disguise at the tip of their finger from time to time? Imagine you are on line at Whole Foods and the annoying guy from apartment 3, who refuses to have a conversation shorter than 30 minutes comes strolling in. You just want to pay for your tasty roast beef panini and be on your way but the annoying guy does a double take in your direction and the cashier asks you to swipe your card again. This is the perfect situation for the power of the stache. You punch in your pin number for the second time with one hand, quickly bringing a tattooed finger on the other hand to your lip revealing a stylized moustache and situation is averted with the FINGERSTACHE.


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The exact origin of this finger moustache tattoo, or fingerstache as it is more commonly refered to, is unknown. There is even some discrepancy in the recent revival of this micro trend. There is a tattoo artist in Columbus, Ohio and another in Federal Hill, Rhode Island who both claim responsibility for jumpstarting the fingerstache to the internet phenomenon it has become today. Origins aside, there are reports of as many as 15 people recieving fingerstache tattoos at a single tattoo shop in one day.


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The term “fingerstache” returns 25,400 google search results and even has a home on its very own wikipedia page. Most of the TLD’s are still available for fingerstache with the exception of “.com”. The recent popularity of the fingerstache has sparked a new social networking community of people dedicated to the faux facial hair at . Although we doubt will be offered facebook money anytime soon, we do expect the mempership numbers to rise considerably from its current enrollment of 35. It’s easy to see how a concept with this kind of humor mixed with a pinch of the absurd could spark an instant internet meme. Because of the location on the finger of these fingestache tattoos, they tend to not have a very long lifespan which is hopefully not a sign of the very near future for this loveable micro trend.

~NY Cheese


9 comments so far

  1. Angela on

    Thanks for using my pic!

  2. Build Guild on

    The people in this photo are instant members of our elite web-geek crew, the Build Guild.

  3. d on

    da girls is hella fire!!!!

  4. Matty on

    Thanks for using my pic too, i started it all by the way

  5. Carrie on

    Good God–people will permanently mark up their fingers for the sake of a making a cutesy, not particularly funny joke? There’s evidently no fad so stupid but a bunch of lemmings won’t eagerly follow it.

    • KimboSlice on

      Well you’re following the “Hate on Tattoos” fad… so welcome to the lemming club! I’ll even push ya when the time comes pal, eagerly!

  6. jschwalbe on

    Carrie, you’re dumb.

  7. kerry on

    how shit

  8. imstevebitch on

    carrie you sound like a whiny little fucking bitch. suck my balls.

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