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How long are your fingernails right now? 

30%
332 deviants said Medium (they grow just past the fingertips)
26%
282 deviants said Short (they don't grow past your fingertips)
15%
165 deviants said Very short (bitten down to the quick)
14%
156 deviants said Long (they grow well past the fingertips)
14%
152 deviants said I have various lengths of fingernails!
1%
9 deviants said Other

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:iconarthasmyheart:
Arthasmyheart Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
mine are medium/long.
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:icondimmucz:
DimmuCZ Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have long claw-shaped nails :3
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CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a nervous habit of biting mine and sometimes do it when I don't realize I'm doing it. :XD: So they're short, often down to the quick. ^^; I know it's bad for you but it's a habit I've had forever.
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KetsuekiRyu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My nails are weak and chip/break easily. I used to bite them as a kid. I had acrylic tips for a while and have been taking a break from them but may go back to them. I like polish colors too much to have short nails.
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:iconkimtia:
kimtia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try taking some Biotin. It's a vitamin that helps with nail, hair and skin. It's worked wonders on my weak brittle nails. :)
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:iconketsuekiryu:
KetsuekiRyu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip. I'll pick some up the next time I'm at the drug store.
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KriticKilled Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I try to grow mine out but when they get just past my finger tips, they either break, chip, peel or I ram them into something accidentally and they get damaged in some way. I envy people who can grow thick nails with no problems.
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:iconwildspirt:
wildspirt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Between medium and long because I don't play any instruments and I have to have razor sharp fingernail clippers or toe nail clippers. If I don't I have to soak them in water to clip them. Playing with boys as a kid does a number on your nails and they're really hard because of it. But they also chip to different lengths. Though I try to keep my toenails short because it hurts when I jam it. I don't bite my nails it hurts my teeth.
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:iconwhirl-wind:
whirl-wind Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Long, but it annoys me when they get too long!
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Soul-Cake Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I keep mine short because of the studio stuff that I do, but I have the nervous habit of picking/biting at my cuticles. I leave my nails alone though! :XD:
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SilverSirenSongs Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mine are as thin as paper and never really get long at all >.<, my moms though are so thick they don't bend at all, I'm talking like a little thinner then cardboard O.O and they're long to, I wish I had her nails >.< she can open anything with those.
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MonsterEngeryDrinker Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Photographer
All you people have been able to quit biting your nails???

TELL ME YOUR SECRETS!!!! I will seriously bite my nails until they hurt. O_O Nervous habit.
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:iconanimatedcatastrophe:
animatedCatastrophe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Often times I cut them down until it hurts, because fingernails are just... very dirty. I don't want stuff stuck under them. At the moment though they're just short.
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:iconsimplycrisis:
SimplyCrisis Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Sometimes they can be long, but the fuckers break all the time to I end up clipping all the others. I'm rather OCD about silly things like this.
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:iconzalia13:
Zalia13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I try to keep my nails not too long and not too short. I sometimes break a nail and then I kind of go a bit OCD and trim all my nails to the same length.
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Serivahn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I DID have really long nails, past the fingertips. But I cut
them tonight because I didn't want to risk breaking/bending one.
I used to bite my nails, but have stopped doing so for like a year
now n-n
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:iconhastda-kyo:
Hastda-Kyo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Short. They have been longer, and they will get longer, but mine are weak and tend to chip and fray. That and I bite them. I'm not generally one to take them to the quick, but they tend to catch on things and tear that deep if I let them get too long.
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:iconkombayn:
Kombayn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
So long they surprise some people.
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:iconnoodle-monster:
noodle-monster Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super short - I chew them all the time, it's a terrible habit.
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enyce122 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't cut my nails so I let them grow as long as they can but if I'm nervous or stress I will bite them so they end up various lengths lol
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:iconanimaladdict31:
AnimalAddict31 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine are usually pretty long. I don't bite them and they're pretty strong so they don't get chipped easily. So...yeah.
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Argentisix Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm usually too lazy to clip them and won't unless they break. So they're all of varying lengths.
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ArgothiaAndKhaos Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mine are annoyingly long. Unfortunately it'd take constant maintenance to keep them short because they grow like weeds and they always grow back stronger than they were before I cut them. :grump:
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Reticant-Nemesis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Short/medium because they need to be for violin (and at one point piano but I quit) and it's been that way for four years so it's habit now. Long nails aren't comfortable because my nails are very small anyway and some you can see the whiter edge but it's still not past my fingertips so if they grow any further past my fingertips then they start chipping and breaking. I dunno, I cut my nails a lot..
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slimjim123 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I have a bad habit of picking at them ^^;
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:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I used to keep them quite long, but as soon as I started my ceramic sculpture class, long fingernails were a big fat NOPE. When wet clay gets down to the quick and then dries, it's SO annoying and kinda painful :( So I keep 'em short now.
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:iconpearlypony:
PearlyPony Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   General Artist
Short. They irritate me if they go beyond my fingertips, they are also more likely to scratch me (I mean I am more likely to scratch myself accidentally) if they're longer than that. Also easier to get dirt under, which I hate. but yeah, I just don't get a good feeling, my hands feel wrong if I don't cut my fingernails after a couple of weeks or whatever :D My toenails probably don't grow as fast, but I suppose they're also short :lmao: (I know you weren't asking about toes!!)
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LadyHyuga Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I have to keep them short. Ceramics doesn't allow me to have the nail length I would like.
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ToLaRu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to bite them, but I stopped it after a while and now I keep them at medium lenght! :'D
however, I love nail polish :3
(and they don't break that easily when I put on nail polish :XD:)
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:iconfreeburgfreak:
freeburgfreak Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Mine are cut short. I hate the feeling of long fingernails (I also hate the feeling of fresh cut fingernails =\) but if I don't they break, get dirt and dogfood stuck under them, which is gross.
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SpectralDove Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have my left hand short and my right hand long or I can't play guitar :P
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PlaceboFX Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Bitten so short they bleed. ;__; It's so intense I've been diagnosed as having an impulse control disorder.
BUT. I'm gonna be getting treated for it after Christmas! :'D So maybe, for the first time in my life, I'll be able to start wearing nail polish!
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohhh I have something similar, but with picking at my skin :ohnoes:. Dermatillomania :< But yay treatment!
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Flausch-Katzerl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Medium.
I don't bite my nails, but I used to, and my nails never really recovered from it. They're very frail, so I can't keep them long for long cause they'll just break.
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:iconpat-patriksson:
Pat-Patriksson Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just cut them whenever I notice they need it... this was really another women's question though, wasn't it? ;)
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:iconsweetbay:
sweetbay Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Violinist! Long on the left thumb, middle three right fingers, short left fingers and right pinky and thumb :XD:

It's not glamorous :lmao:
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SnapBanditWolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Long. Forgot to cut them! XD
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:iconharlequin-wondercat:
harlequin-wondercat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Mine are clipped right down to the quick and usually painted a bright colour. I hate my nails long and it's just not practical having them that length when I'm messing about with horses and doing other outdoorsy things. :aww:
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RandomDrawerOfArt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admit to be stubby :iconawesomefaceplz:
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:iconlucky757:
Lucky757 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Bloody stubs =(
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:iconhazel23:
Hazel23 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cut mine really short, having them long at all drives me crazy and can get in my way.
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:icontigerwhiskers:
tigerwhiskers Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My finger nails are usually pretty long because I forget to cut them. ^^;
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:iconbrokenhoofbeats:
BrokenHoofbeats Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Various! My thumbs get long, and I bite all my other ones once they get about medium length! :XD:
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:iconphoeline:
Phoeline Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cut them to the sharp claws usually, had to get rid of them though, 'cause of the studies, I'd risk hurting patients.

But planning to get my claws back ASAP.
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Erix19 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Short right now. Once they get to a medium length, they start getting brittle and break. I just cut them down again and start over. If olive oil wasn't so expensive, I'd be using it to keep my nails strong.
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:iconhipsterhorsie:
HipsterHorsie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
My left thumbnail is a little pass the finger. All the others are rather short. It's because they're easier to pick.
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:iconjiibee:
JiiBee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unusually long, I usually cut them shorter before they get to this point, but a friend of mine gave me gel nails as a birthday present um two months ago and I haven't had the heart to cut them shorter yet ;w; Though they're starting look a bit awkward, what with almost half of the nails root showing already :'D They can grow pretty long normally, I've never picked the habit of biting them and I'm lazy in cutting them regularly, I usually only cut them when I get the sudden urge to play a guitar or when one of the nails snaps :' D
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ColorFanatic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Mine were just past my fingertips, but they started breaking and getting bent backwards and stuff.
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:iconani-sempai:
Ani-Sempai Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
short. But i have a bad habit of biting my fingernails so they'll never be long >u<
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:iconstarrypawz:
starrypawz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda short, I do bite my nails but they never grow very long.
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