I know they're not "I've bitten my nails all my life" short... but if I had cut them one more half millimetre then I would have cut my finger.
I did not cut them because I was told to. I cut them because I fancied trying short nails for a while. It's been over a year since any of my nails were this short. They will grow back really fast. Because I'm a massive fast growing six foot freak :)
So even if your nails are still half the size of mine, I hope this video inspires you to try out new designs even if you see them on huge talons. 99% of the time a design can be done on any nail length.