For anyone who’s thinking of nipping their cuticles, I strongly suggest using a cuticle remover solution before cutting them. I used to nip my cuticles without treating them first, and it really hurt!
My cuticles are tough, so sometimes I’d slip and cut myself, too. But after I soak my cuticles in some cuticle remover, they get softened up and are really easy to remove.
I use the kind that has lanolin and aloe. It works really well and my cuticles look much healthier now.