t rex selfie

Just casually posing at the top of the food chain.

photo: Alle / Revelist

Yesterday I brought you the news that the T-Rex hand is the selfie trend that's taking over Instagram. This story caused a minor sensation here at Team Revelist — once you know about it, you see it literally everywhere (and may even realize that you do it yourself).

So what else was there to do but write my very own T-Rexposé? I decided to try the T-Rex hand pose for myself, and see if it made me feel more like the glamorous apex predator I so clearly am inside.

I started out slow, with my hand gently T-Rexing on the side of my face.

t rex hand
photo: Alle / Revelist

This felt weird, and since I'd just filmed a video I ended up with highlighter all over my fingers, but I cannot deny: This pose looks good.

I then went bigger with it on the other side of my face.

t rex hands selfie
photo: Alle / Revelist

Maybe a bit TOO MUCH hand here, but it does show off my manicure really nicely. (My nail color is Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Subnormal, $18, in case you're wondering.)

Beauty superstar Huda Kattan says this pose also works to show off your hair.

t rex hand
photo: Alle / Revelist

I feel like I'm about 18" of dyed black keratin shy of doing that, but this weird hand pose DOES show off my awesome ear cuff really nicely.

T-Rex hands by the mouth? Why not!

t rex hand
photo: Alle / Revelist

Sexy, kinda?

You can also create fake bangs by draping your T-Rex hands over your forehead.

t rex selfie
photo: Alle / Revelist

This is absolutely ridiculous, but I'm starting to think I might have a second career as a hand model.

But of course, what Tyrannosaurus selfie experiment would be complete without ACTUAL T-Rex hands and a face to match?

T rex selfie
photo: Alle / Revelist

*flips hair, eats dude*

Have you accidentally been T-Rex hand-posing in your selfies? Are you going to try casually draping your hands over your forehead in photos like a vain prehistoric reptile?

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