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Take Your Handprints


You have two solutions. Click on one of the following links for more information:

Solution 1 - Clear handprints - So you can to keep track of your changes over time
Solution 2 - Photos of your hands + "crude" handprints - A faster solution, but you won't see changes over time

Solution 1 - Clear Handprints


Taking handprints
After experimenting with various methods of taking handprints at home, I came to the conclusion that the inexpensive "Ink pad/Roller" combination gave the best results.

In an art or office supply store--or on Amazon--, an ink pad costs between $3 and $10 USD, and a roller between $5 and 12 USD. Keep reading to find out how to use this equipment to take your own handprints. If someone is helping you, it will be even easier.

Ink pad and roller
Ink Pad and Roller Combination
Keep this equipment in a safe place to take your own handprints on a regular basis, i.e. every year or so. You will be able to check if your hands have changed, and whether you need a new palmistry session. You may also want to take handprints for the whole family!


The Print-Taking Process


Hand on Paper
You will need:

  • An ink pad
  • A roller
  • Newspapers to protect the table on which you will take your prints
  • At least four sheets of standard format white paper
  • Running water nearby, with paper towels and liquid dish detergent

Roller on own hands
1. Remove any jewellery from your hands and wrists and roll up your sleeves. I suggest you start taking prints of your non-dominant hand (the left hand for 90% of the population.)

2. Roll the roller on the ink pad, to cover it with a thin layer of ink. Then apply the inked roller everywhere on your palm.


Roll the thumb
Tip: Avoid the temptation to apply too much ink on your hand. It will make your lines disappear. Make sure the lines are visible on your inked hand.
3. To take the actual print, place your inked, left hand down in the middle of one of the white sheets of paper, in a natural position. Use your right hand to press firmly down on the back of your left palm (press only once to avoid smudges).

Roll the thumb
4. For the fingers, begin by pressing down the thumb. It needs to be rolled slightly so the shape of its tip can appear on the print. Then press each phalange of each finger firmly, starting with the phalange closer to the palm and going up. Do the index finger first, then the middle finger, ring finger, and baby finger.

5. Before removing your hand, hold the paper down on the table with heavy objects at the top of the sheet, and two fingers of your right hand at the bottom of the sheet. This will keep your left hand from sticking to the paper. Lift up your left hand in a quick, vertical motion.

Hand in glove
6. Take more than one print of each hand, repeating the inking step before each print.

7. Don’t wash your left hand yet. Wear a disposable glove on this hand or, if you don’t have any, put your hand in a plastic bag, and tie it with an elastic band around your wrist.

8. Repeat the entire process (2 to 6), taking prints of your right hand.


Hand Cleaning


When you have taken clear prints of both hands, clean your hands using the following 3-part process:

Dishwashing Liquid
1) Pour some liquid dish detergent on your hands and rub the inked parts of your hands together without using any water. When the ink is starting to dissolve, wipe off your hands with a paper towel.
2) Repeat the first step – again without water – and dissolve most of the ink before wiping off your hands a second time.
3) Wash your hands normally with soap and water. Your hands should now be clean!

You can use the same process to clean the roller for next use.

Don’t forget to write your full name and the current date on each print. If you are getting your prints analyzed, specify whether you are right-handed or left-handed (i.e., the hand you sign with).

If you want to scan your prints to send them by email, choose a resolution of at least 300 ppi (pixels per inch) and make sure the ink is dry before you start the scan.

If you don’t have a scanner, take photos of the prints with an app like Office Lens.


Problems and Solutions


Taking good handprints requires a bit of practice. You may run into a few problems that can be easily fixed. Please download the 4-page PDF document that provides solutions for the following problems:

  • A hole in the middle of the palm
  • Double lines or smudges
  • Parts that shouldn’t appear on the print
  • Pressing too hard
  • Rolled fingertips
  • Printing of the thumb
  • Indented edges of the hand
  • Rolled fingertips
  • Outline of Luna and Mars Negative
  • Ambivalent prints
  • Hand opening
  • Distorted photos

Possible Problems and Solutions
Click on picture to access PDF document

Don’t hesitate to take many prints. As Immanuel Kant said, “The hand is the visible part of the brain.” You probably know that our hands change all the time, reflecting what is happening in our brain and our life. Consequently, handprints are actually a snapshot of what is happening within you at a specific time of your life. Isn’t it worth spending a little time and effort on taking the best snapshot possible?


Solution 2 - Photos of your Hands + "Crude" Handprints


Photos of Your Hands


Three (3) samples of both hands are required for the reading. Please read those instructions carefully BEFORE you take the pictures.


First sample
First sample:
- Put your hand flat on a surface in a position that is natural for you (i.e. the fingers can be separated or held together depending on what feels right for you.) Take a photo of the back of your hand (preferably without nail polish or fake nails).


Second sample

Second sample:
- Hold your hand up, with your fingers straight, so that the photo shows the inside of your palms and your fingers.


Third sample

Third sample:
- Take a close-up picture of your palm. Make sure it shows all details (including skin ridges and small lines). Don't send any blurry pictures.





Important Tips for Photos

- Both hands can be on the same photo, or you can take a photo of each hand separately.
- The hands need to be well lighted, but not too brightly, otherwise the lines will be washed out. Soft side lighting usually shows the most details. Click here for a sample of the level of detail required.
- Make sure the camera is perpendicular to the hand, so that the length of the fingers is not distorted.
- Do not get the camera too close to the hand, which may make the picture fuzzy or distorted. Instead, use the zoom.
- Your photos should be large enough to show details (minimum width of 1000 pixels), but make sure that your whole email is no more than 10 megs.
- When sending your photos, indicate whether you are right- or left-handed, i.e. the hand you use to sign documents.


Crude Handprints


Since photos lack important information, crude prints of your hands are necessary. Handprints reveal the natural position of the fingers and the size of the mounts, not the details of your lines. You can use anything such as paint, ink, lipstick, charcoal, or something else. Don’t buy anything. Just be creative: you can use substances such as chocolate, or ketchup. Greasy substances, like dark lipstick, work best. Check your kitchen or your bathroom!


Crude handprint samples
You can then scan those prints. Or take a photo of them with an app like OfficeLens, making sure your phone is perpendicular to the prints so that your fingers are not distorted.