In a video showing the process, the nail technician places a clear piece of acrylic on the underside of the client’s long, curled nails. The technician then reaches into a garden outside and plucks out a few ants, dropping one into a small pocket on each nail.
The ants — who are frantically jumping around — get fully sealed inside with one last piece of acrylic. The client puts her hands out to show off her new look.
The artist claims that “no animals were harmed” in the process, but thousands of people are speaking out online against the questionable look. Since the video was posted, it’s been viewed and shared over a million times.