Where do fingerprints come from?
According to medical research, fingerprints are created before birth. They are formed during the fetal development stage between the 13th to 19th prenatal weeks.

Will fingerprints change?
No, our fingerprints are as invariable as they are unique. Between year 1626 and1690, Spanish Dr. Marcello Malphigi pioneered the scientific research on fingerprints. He was also the first Professor or anatomy to utilise the microscope to examine fingerprints and record them. In his research, he discovered that individual fingerprints are unique. Later on, dermatoglyphic experts proofed that fingerprints are not only unique, but invariable as well. Currently, the invariability of fingerprints contributes greatly to criminal investigation. Through fingerprints, law enforcers could identify perpetrators with unequivocal accuracy.

What does dermatoglyphics tell us?
Currently, the major goal of dermatoglyphics is to determine an individual’s innate characteristics (which includes personalities and performances). Additionally, it reveals the innate learning styles, strengths and weaknesses. Dermatoglyphics is also involved in the medical field of research, such as Down Syndrome, psychosis and bipolar disorder. These researches are conducted systematically with sound scientific theories to produce accurate results. Therefore, only professional practitioners can provide reliable information regarding dermatoglyphics.

On the other hand, some practitioners misused dermatoglyphics and conduct fortune-telling instead of proper analysis. This practice is considered a faux pas as dermatoglyphics is based on genetic research instead of baseless predictions. Consumers are therefore reminded to exercise caution should they encounter practitioners with questionable techniques.