This image gave me a thrill because my middle finger emoji stud earring is very similar to Eminem’s middle finger technique. While my earring’s thumb isn’t in quite the same position as the thumbs in the new photo, I still think my earring is an excellent likeness, with good separation between the thumb and the other fingers, as well as between the pinkie and the other fingers.
The earring on my website is actually the second version of the design. The first one didn’t have enough finger separation to meet with my approval. My manufacturer was amazed that I bothered to redo something this small.
What can I say? I’m a stickler for detail. I worked from numerous old photos. This one was a major influence …
… along with the one in this post.
Of course, if you’re familiar with emoji, you know that there is currently no middle finger option. That’s why I had to use a model in order to invent my own. I’ve invited the emoji folks to use my design, but I haven’t heard back from them yet. Come on, emoji HQ! The world needs a middle finger emoji!
You can shop all my emoji and emoji-inspired earrings here.
UPDATED AUG. 28, 2013, TO ADD: Click here to buy Eminem’s new Beastie-Boys-influenced single “Berzerk” from iTunes.