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WHORL
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TENTED ARCH

most common
65% of people

somewhat common
30% of people

rare
4% of people
very rare
1% of people

fingerprint images courtesy of the International Institute of Hand Analysis
http://www.handanalysis.net/beginners/fingerprint_types.htm

For more information:

  • http://www.senseme.com/scripts/biometrics/fingerprints.htm
  • Boy Scouts of America: http://onin.com/fp/fmiru/fppatterns.gif

 

 

 


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