I have been a lifelong nail-biter.
I know it's not a nice habit.
I know it makes my hands look terrible.
Every now and then I could string together a few weeks of not chewing on them and then some ragged edge would form or some crisis would hit and I'd tear them apart. Oh, sure, when I demolished my left arm and couldn't get my hand to my mouth those nails grew but that's sort of cheating. I've manage not to chew them up for a couple of months. I've taken care of chips by cutting and filing rather than gnawing them to the quick. I'm not a nail polish type but I decided I had earned a groovy little ring when I saw one I liked that was on sale for super cheap. Seriously, some funky, artsy sort of thing is more my style than a pricey rock to flash around. Big surprise, right?
Anyway, here it is highlighting an hand full of unbitten nails.