The “haitakko” (toothache girl) is a pose where you instinctively put your hand on your cheek.
When taking selfies, the haitakko pose is used as one of the popular poses because not only does it make the face smaller but it also serves as a cute gesture.
When you feel pain in your teeth, you would have the urge to say “Ahh, it hurts. Please don’t look…” but at the same time strike an irresistible cute pose. The combination of a bored expression and the realization of being striking the cutest pose has popularized the haitakko.
Today, we will show illustrations featuring the haitakko pose, so please enjoy!