Where do finger prints come from?

The word dermatoglyphics comes from two Greek words (derma, skin and glyphe, carve) and refers to the friction ridge formations which appear on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.  Dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of fingerprints. The term was coined by Dr. Harold Cummins, the father of American fingerprint analysis, even though the process of fingerprint identification had already been used for several hundred years. Personality can be traced early in the mother’s womb, and it is reflected in fingerprints (dermatoglyphics).  Since each person’s fingerprints are unique, we can understand one’s innate potential, personality, and preferences by analyzing dermatoglyphics.  The study of fingerprints has become more common, therefore, some parents began to analyze their child”s (or baby’s) prints; with the intention to identify their potential early, and provide guidance accordingly to help expand their potential. The first time when skin stripes were recorded and documented was in 1823 by Czech doctor Pa Jinjie. At that time he had taken note that the palm is covered by a surface layer of wrinkles, which made up specific lines. Each fingerprint is unique; fingerprints on the right hand will not be the same as the ones on the left hand.  While fingerprints will increase in size (from childhood to adulthood),  it will not change, as long as one is not seriously injured. When there is no damage to the dermis,  fingerprints will begin to show again along with healing of the wound.

In the other words, Dermatoglyphs can reveal our intrinsic qualities and talents. Since 1920s, Dermatoglyphs has been studied in the medical field, especially in relation to geneticallylinked diseases. The study has absolute scientific basis, with many years of research. It is analyzed and proven with evidence in anthropology, genetics, medicine and statistics. Finger prints  are developed between the 13th to  21st week during the gestation period.

Dermatoglyphic Analysis :

Each child is uniquely gifted, yet parents and educators cannot always clearly identify all of the child’s talents. Today, Dermatoglyphs analysis can easily reveal our intrinsic qualities and talents. Dermatoglyphs, the study of the pattern on fingers and hands, has been proven that our finger-prints are uniquely intertwined with an individual’s genetic composition and centralnervous system.

After discovering the child’s innate intelligence, parents and educators can easily:

  •    Discover innate strengths and weakness
  •    Enhance learning experience by identifying learning styles
  •    Personalize academic and extra curriculum programs
  •    Minimize time & financial commitments on courses
  •    Reveal hidden talents
  •     Build confidence
  •     Improve family relationships
  •     Make academic and career choices easier

What Dermatoglyphic Analysis can tell :

Our Dermatoglyphs analysis includes:

  •    Innate potentials of lobes.
  •    Learning sensitivity (ATD)

Discovers our congenital intelligence, character traits and unknown potential by understanding the structure of the brain.

How can it help?

Every human is born with INNATE INTELLECT which is used to acquire knowledge and information, which in turn is processed by the brain to INTELLIGENCE.

Our highly trained and skilled counselors will counsel you in detail and be more than happy to answer any and all questions that you may have and provide you with remedies if required.

Dermatoglyphics History


  • China Thumb prints were found on clay seals 1684 Dr. Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712) presented Finger Prints, Palms and Soles An Introduction To Dermatoglyphics to the Royal Soceity
  • 1685 Dr.Bidloo published an anatomical atlas, Anatomia Humani Corporis, with illustrations showing the human figure both in living attitudes and as dissected cadavers
  • 1686 Dr. Marcello Malphigi (1628-1694) noted in his treatise; ridges, spirals and loops in fingerprints
  • 1788 J.C.Mayer was the first to write out basic tenets of fingerprint analysis and theorised that fingerprints were unique
  • 1823 Dr. Jan Purkinje classified the papillary lines on the fingertips into nine types: arch, tented arch, ulna loop, radial loop, peacock’s eye/compound, spiral whorl, elliptical whorl, circular whorl, and double loop/composite.
  • 1823 Joannes Evangelista Purkinji found that the patterns on one’s finger tips and the ridges and lines on one’s prints begin to form at around the thirteenth week in the womb.
  • 1832 Dr. Charles Bell (1774-1842) was one of the first physicians to combine the scientific study of neuroanatomy with clinical practice. He published The Hand: Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design.
  • 1893 Dr. Francis Galton published his book, “Fingerprints”, establishing the individuality and permanence of fingerprints. The book included the first classification system for fingerprints: Arch, Loop, Whorl.
  • 1897 Harris Hawthorne Wilder was the first American to study dermatoglyphics. He invented the Main Line Index, studied thenar hypothenar eminencies, zones II, III, IV.
  • 1926 Dr. Harold Cummins & Dr. Charles Midlo coined the term “dermatoglyphics”. They showed that the hand contained significant dermatoglyphic configurations that would assist the identification of mongolism in the new-born child.
  • 1936 Dr. Harold Cummins & Dr. Charles Midlo also researched the embryo-genesis of skin ridge patterns and established that the fingerprint patterns actually develop in the womb and are fully formed by the fourth foetal month.
  • 1957 Dr.Walker used the dermal configurations in the diagnosis of mongolism
  • 1969 John J. Mulvihill, MD and David W. Smith, MD published The Genesis of Dermatoglyphics that provies the most up to date verson of how fingerprints form.
  • 1970 USSR, Former Soviet Union use Dermatoglyphics in selecting the contestant for Olympics, and won over 50 Gold medals
  • 1976 Schaumann and Alter’s ‘Dermatoglyphics in Medical Disorders’ published. Significant investigations have also been carried out into the dermatoglyphics indicators of congenital heart disease, leukaemia, cancer, rubella embryopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, diagnosis of chromosomal defects.
  • 1980 China carries out research work of human potential, intelligence and talents in dermatoglyphics and human genome perspective.
  • 1985 Dr. Chen Yi Mou Phd. of Havard University researched Dermatoglyphics based on Multiple Intelligence theory of Dr. Howard Gardner. First application of dermatoglyphics to educational fields and brain physiology.
  • 2000 Dr Stowens, Chief of Pathology at St Luke’s hospital in New York, claims to be able to diagnose schizophrenia and leukaemia with up to a 90% accuracy. In Germany, Dr
  • Alexander Rodewald reports he can pinpoint many congenital abnormalities with a 90% accuracy.
  • 2004 IBMBS-International Behavioral & Medical Biometrics Society. Over 7000 reports and thesis published. Nowadays U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan apply dermatoglyphics to educational fields, expecting to improve teaching qualities and raising learning efficiency by knowing various learning styles

Dermatoglyphics in recent history

  • Although many important discoveries regarding the psychological significance of fingerprint patterns have been made, the main thrust of scientific dermatoglyphic research in the latter half of the twentieth century has been directed into genetic research and the diagnosis of chromosomal defects. Over the last thirty years or so, more than four thousand papers have been written on the significance of skin-ridge patterns!
  • The current state of medical dermatoglyphics is such that the diagnosis of some illnesses can now be done on the basis of dermatoglyphic analysis alone and currently, several dermatoglyphic researchers claim a very high degree of accuracy in their prognostic ability from the hand’s features.