Do identical twins share the same fingerprints?

The answer is simply no.  Identical twins form when a single fertilized egg splits in two and therefore that means although they share identical DNA, there fingerprints don’t develop until three months into pregnancy.

Although activated by genes, it’s also affected by specific factors in the womb, such as position of the unborn baby, nutrition and growth rate.

Ridge patterns are similar, but there will always be some differences.

There are three types of print pattern, arches, loops and whorls all with variable features.