Did you know that nail art designs started in China more than 3000 years ago? Back in those days, they applied a solution over the nails, and let it dry until the color turned to pink. The Indians also started experimenting with nail art around the same time by applying henna on their hands and nails.
Nail designs have since evolved into a unique art form that is more popular than ever. We’ve rounded up a list of nail art designs that are unusual and interesting. Maybe you’ll get inspired!
The Nail Art Designs Nobody Knows About
1. Mayan-like print with white background
White and gold makes a simple statement.
2. Rockstar skulls
Make some deadly rockstars come alive on your nails.
3. Japanese winter art
Snow and cherry blossoms make for pretty winter nail art.
4. Cute Totoro nail art design
These cute animals will bring a smile to your face.
5. Snake skin
Make your nails slither.
6. Clouds and start in light colors
Pastels and clouds make for dreamy nail art.
7. Purple lace
Make your purple nails look more elegant than ever with some lace.
8. Colorful geometric prints
Add some glitter for a sparkly geometric design.
9. Marble-like floral nails
Make your nails pop with this whimsical design.
10. Christmas print
The Christmas sweater look is very in.
11. Greek mythology inspiration
With Medusa’s help, your nails will become a conversation piece.
12. Mummy nails
Embrace some mummies for your Halloween nail style.
Everyone’s favourite monsters will have a new home on your nails.
14. Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” inspired nail art.
Make this Halloween the best one ever with themed nails.
15. Colorful glittered pencils
Make your nails look like art tools.
16. Lace design nail art
Add some lace for a feminine textured look.
17. David’s Star symbol.
Embrace Judaism with the Star of David.
Giraffe prints are quickly becoming more popular than leopard and tiger prints.
19. Black background, brown leaves
Add some leaves for a fall theme.
20. Minions from “Despicable Me”
Get some googly eyes to make your Minions come alive.
21. Colorful abstract prints
Put a different design on each nail, just for fun.
22. Colorful Chuck Taylor sneakers
Celebrate Converse by honoring the shoes.
23. Chanel symbol with black goo.
Melting Chanel is sure to make a statement.
24. Feminine art
Embrace the female form on your nails.
25. “Dark Knight” inspired nail art
Heath Ledger will live on forever as the Joker on your nails.
26. Beaded nail art
Create a 3D style with beads on your nails.
27. Aztec-like prints
Aztec prints are more popular than ever. Now you can have it on your nails.
28. Colorful leopard prints
Colorful leopard prints are an upgrade from the original.
29. Gold skull and accessories with Black and Aqua background
Add a little bling to an otherwise simple style.
30. Simple white, blue, and silver nail art
Keep it simple and elegant with a fresh colour theme.
31. Reptile nails
Tired of leopard? Try a reptile print instead.
Add appliques for a royal nail style.
33. “Adventure Time”
Bring the adventures of Finn and Jake alive on your nails.
34. Floral nails
Flowers never go out of style.
35. Cute French tip nail art
Update the French manicure with this interesting style.
The Modern Days of Nail Art Designs
Although nail art started as early as 3000 years ago, modern nail art started in the early 1920s. It has become a trend these days for people to match their nails with their clothes, phones, or mood. Some women change their nail art as often as they change their clothes.
Hopefully these pictures will inspire you to have fun and get a nail art design on your nails now. You can keep it simple or go for intricate designs.