I guess I got a little carried away in my revelry and flew it a little to close as I was attempting to land it in front of me
.... but the rotating blade caught my left index finger and left a very nasty gash.
I am not sure if I understand correctly...were you trying to land the helicopter in your hand? Your story doesn't make sense.
NEVER stop a spinning rotor with your hand or fingertip. your finger can be sucked in and thats alot of torque coming around. Enough to rip a fingertop off.
Landing close to you is one thing but you need to keep a minimum of 6 feet from you to the heli while the blades are spinning. If your heli gets close to you while you are hovering, step back. Keep a safe distance.