Displaying political passion at your fingertips

  • Nation
  • Monday, 23 Apr 2018

Manicurist Leanne Tan showing the different political party flags and logos which she painted on artificial nails at her shop Suave Nail Shop at Symphony Park in Jalan Lenggang, Jelutong, Penang.Star pic by GARY CHEN/ THE STAR/ 21 April 2018.

GEORGE TOWN: Those keen to wear their political passion on their sleeve can also wear it on their nails.

As election frenzy sweeps the nation, creative entrepreneurs are cashing in by offering painted fingernails in the colours and symbols of political parties.

Manicurist Leanne Tan (pic), 32, said the trend started with the 13th General Election.

“I, too, painted signs of political parties on my nails in the last elections.

“It brings out the mood of people gearing up for the polls,” she said at her Suave Nail Shop at Symphony Park in Jelutong.

With utmost focus, Tan carefully painted a set of artificial nails with different political party motifs on a customer.

Using dark blue, light blue, red, yellow and white nail polish, she painted the logos of Barisan Nasional, MCA, DAP and PKR.

“For RM7, you can have each nail painted with the design of your choice.

“The price may increase depending on the designs,” she added.

Tan, who is from Kepala Batas, said she would return to her hometown on the mainland to cast her vote on May 9.

Self-employed Lily Tan, 25, said she opted for a political theme on her nails to mark her first time as a voter.

“Let me say this: You may paint your nails to show your support for the elections, but more importantly, walk the talk and do your part by voting,” she said.

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