In this video we take a quick look at how to take fingerprints at home. While it seems like a daunting task at first, it’s really quiet easy.
We look at the basic information to fill out in the top portion, codes for things such as hair color, eye color, and race, as well as a quick overview on how to do the physical prints.
More art than science, the best way to learn to do the actual prints is to sit down with an ink pad and scrap paper. It’s much easier than many people think, however due to individual differences there is some trial and error to see what works best for you.
The below is a complete guide published by the FBI on the criteria for fingerprints. It is overly in depth and can be used as a supplemental resource should people desire additional documentation and guidance on the process.