Obamanicure

Katy Perry’s Obamanicure & More Political Nail Art

From the pop star’s Obama face on her fingernails to simple stripes to a Paul Ryan pedicure, see election-inspired nail art.

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Katy Perry has always wowed us with her nail art (she wore Daria on her digits during Paris Fashion Week), but now her manicures are making a political statement. Performing at a fundraiser for President Obama on Sunday night, the 27-year-old pop star tweeted a picture of her “appropriate nails,” which featured the president’s smiling face, the Democratic donkey, stars and red, white, and blue stripes. Perry’s not the only one to pick up on the patriotic-nail trend. From simple stripes to a Paul Ryan pedicure, see more election-inspired nail art.

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Republican Convention

Can you spell Mittens? Natalie Lavering from Lake Stevens, Wash., wears her presidential preference on her hands at the Republican National Convention.

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Democratic Convention

Anita White of Virginia shows off her patriotic pedicure at the Democratic National Convention.

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Democratic Convention

Verna Blacknell Hilario of San Antonio, Texas, flashes a bedazzled Obamanicure at the DNC.

Online Ware

Even the Obama campaign is endorsing the election nail art trend (pins and T-shirts are so 2008). In the Obama online store, a $25 set of Richard Blanch of Le Métier de Beauté nail polish is available in three appropriately named colors: “Victory White,” “Bo Blue,” and “Red-y to Win Red.”

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Republican Convention

What do you expect for the man at the bottom of the ticket? Paul Ryan gets the pedicure treatment at the RNC.

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Republican Convention

Another lady at the RNC sports a more subtle look.

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French Manicure, U.S. Version

Call it the American version of the classic French manicure.

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Old Glory

The American flag adorns the nails of an RNC attendee.

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R&B Props

R&B rapper Eve gives then–Sen. Obama a thumbs-up during the 2008 presidential race.