Hand Signs

All The Hand Signs And Gestures You Need To Express Exactly How You Feel

This is a comprehensive list of all the hand signs, hand poses, and hand gestures you need to express yourself fully—without using words. These hand signs will help you say what you need to say in every situation possible simply by gesturing in a certain way.

The A-Ok Hand Sign

Use the a-ok hand sign to signify that everything’s going just fine! This is the perfect hand gesture to communicate all is well in your world.

The Scratching My Chin Hand Sign

Use the scratching my chin hand sign to indicate that you’re deep in thought, or slightly perplexed about a situation.

The Come Hither Hand Sign

Use the come-hither hand sign when you want someone to come over.

The Cross-Eyed & Goofy Sign

Cross your eyes and give a goofy look when you’re feeling kind of confused.

The Cut It Out Hand Sign

Use the cut-it-out hand sign when you want someone to stop what they’re doing, whether you’re serious or kind-of jesting.

The Thumbs Down / No-like Hand Sign

Use the thumbs-down hand sign when you just don’t approve of something.

The Eye Roll Sign

Roll your eyes when you’re trying to express “whatever.”

The Finger Gun Hand Sign

Use the finger gun hand sign as a way to say “yup” with your hands.

The Fingers Crossed Hand Sign

Cross your fingers when you’re hoping for good luck.

The Stop time / Finger Touch Hand Sign

Use the stop time hand sign when you’re eager to stop time in its tracks.

The Flexing / Strong Arm Hand Sign

Use the flexed biceps sign to indicate strength.

The Fuck You Middle Finger Hand Sign

Give the middle finger when you want to say “fuck you” with your hands.

The Double Fuck You! Hand Sign

Give the finger with both hands simultaneously when you want to say “fuck you” with even more pizazz.

The Cute Animal Ears Hand Sign

Put your hands at your temples when you want to mimic a cute little animal.

The “Look, I’m Wearing Glasses” Hand Sign

When you want to indicate that you see things clearly (and/or look like an owl), form two circles with your thumbs and pointer fingers, flip your hands upside down, and put them up to your face.

The Taylor Swift Hand Heart Hand Sign

When you want to express that you love something, just make the Taylor Swift heart hand sign.

The Hey You Hand Sign

When you want to point at someone or something in a casual-cool way, just make the hey you hand sign and get on with your day.

The Thumbs Up / Like Hand Sign

When you want to demonstrate that you like something or that you approve of something, give the ol’ thumbs up hand sign.

The Live Long And Prosper Hand Sign

When you want to convey genuine positivity, use the live long and prosper hand gesture.

The Nana Boo Boo Hand Sign

When you feeling like taunting someone, do the nana-boo-boo hand gesture.

The Peace Sign Hand Sign

Say “peace” with your fingers with this simple hand sign. This is one of the most postive hand gestures in the world!

The Peek-a-boo Hand Sign

When you feel like playing peek-a-book, just cover face and then move your hands away briskly.

The Thank You / Praying Hands Hand Sign

Say “thank you” with your hands by mimicking the praying hands emoji.

The Pulp Fiction Hand Sign

If you’re feeling extra, do the Pulp Fiction hand sign.

The Raise The Roof Hand Sign

If you’re excited about something and / or ready to party, do the raise-the-roof hand sign.

The Rock N’ Roll Hand Sign

If you’re feeling super cool, do the rock n’ roll hand sign.

The Royal Wave Hand Sign

Feeling prim and proper? Cup your hand just so and twist it left and right in a royal wave hand sign.


The Solidarity Fist Hand Sign

Demonstrate solidarity with the closed fist hand sign.

The Stop Hand Sign

Want something or someone to stop right now? Use the palm of your hand to show it!

The Wink Sign

Want to show that you understand without saying a word? Give them a wink and say it with one closed eye rather than your voice.

The Blowjob Hand Sign

If you think someone’s being a douchebag and you want to be dismissive in a raunchy way, use the blowjob hand sign.

The Sex Hand Sign

If you’re trying to convey “sex” from across the room without shouting SEX at the top of your lungs, rely on the sex hand sign.

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