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What is it about the fingerstache that captured the fancy of the hip crowd of the web?

Of course, kids have been drawing mustaches on their fingers (or upper lips, much to the consternation of mom) with markers for ages, but the whole fingerstache phenomenon got jump started when a tattoo artist named Giovani of the High Street Tattoo in Columbus, Ohio, tattooed a mustache on a client's finger as a joke back in 2003.

Fingerstaches started popping up everywhere, and soon enough it became a full-blown Internet meme. There are about 1,500 photos on Flickr tagged "finger mustache," Facebook fan page, and even a social networking site for "fingerstachers."

If you want the hip look without the pain and commitment of a tattoo, you can even get a temporary Fingerstache tattoo, made by our pal Gama-Go, over at the NeatoShop.

It's a silly phenomenon, which is probably why it is so viral, but it's not the silliest mustache we've ever seen on the web. That title, I believe, currently belongs to this guy:

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