Nail tattoos, also known as nail art decals, are a popular way to add a unique and personal touch to your nails. They are small, temporary tattoos that are applied to the nails using a transfer process, and can be removed easily without causing damage to the natural nails. Nail tattoos come in a wide variety of designs, from simple patterns and shapes to more complex and detailed images.
Nail tattoos are a great way to express your personality and add a bit of flair to your nails. Many people enjoy using nail tattoos as an alternative to traditional nail art, as they are easy to apply and remove, and don’t require any special skills or tools. In this blog post, you will find 30 different nail tattoo design ideas to inspire you to create your own unique look.
1. Freedom Nail Tattoo
Are you that woman who cares about her freedom a lot and ignore everyone who tries to restrict it? Then, let’s make everyone understand this fact with nail tattoos. The saying of “born free” and two hands holding each other create a nice combo to show off your freedom. What are you waiting for to apply them?
2. Koala Nail Tattoo
Those who are lazy and sleepy like a koala will love this nail tattoo! You can go for this cartoonish koala to symbolize your connection to Australia or to show gentleness, laziness or a love for nature. Thin lines add an extra beauty to this koala and as you can see, a blue heart symbol is added to the middle finger nail.
3. Cat Nail Tattoo
This nail tattoo remind us that there is beauty in simplicity! It looks quite simple to apply and everyone who has a specialized needle and ink can create this cute cat. You can get it to show your love for cats and if you think that it is simple, you can add some paw prints, hearts or other symbol to other nails to complete this cute design.
4. Bunga Terung Tribal Nail Tattoo
Bunga Terung, also known as the aubergine flower, is a symbol of fertility and abundance in many cultures. It is believed to bring good luck and prosperity and it is used in traditional ceremonies and rituals. If you want to have this symbol on your nails, get a black Bunga Terung nail tattoo of it on two of your nails.
5. Black Swirl Nail Tattoo
Swirl nail art looks like it will never go out of style. We see lots of swirl nails every day, so why not getting swirls as nail tattoos to be different? Choose one accent nail for your each hand and apply a shiny black nail polish. For your other nails, apply big sized thick swirls and you are ready to rock.
6. Skull Nail Tattoo
This type of nail tattoo is often chosen by those who are fans of punk or rock culture, or those who want to add a unique and edgy touch to their nails. The design above features a skull which has some shading details so that it looks real. Go and add this edgy touch to your natural nails!
7. Cherry and Strawberry Nail Tattoo
Once applied, the nail tattoos will last for several days, depending on you. This cute design of red strawberry and cherry deserve to stay on your nails with their beauty for a while, right? The cartoon design of these fruits makes one to have a bite of them. Plus, white flower and green leaf details add an extra cuteness.
8. Evil Eye Nail Tattoos
The best thing about nail tattoos is that they also offer the opportunity to have a number of different designs and they all work together as a whole. The nail design above combines nail tattoos, both evil eyes and words, as well as shiny blue rhinestones.
9. Summer Nail Tattoos
You don’t need to have your nail tattoo black. Different color can be used in your nail tattoo design and a pop of brightness can make you shine. The cute designs above such as pink and red hearts, a blue ice cream and purple donut are quite nice. The colors may fade over time but they will still look good.
10. Butterfly Nail Tattoo
Detailed butterfly nail tattoo can be a great idea. Place a butterfly with a detailed wing form with black ink in the middle of your natural thumbnail, and draw a sparkle line through the middle. Let’s go and get it to shine.
11. Pretty Nail Tattoo
A tiny blue flower and red tulip are applied so beautifully on the thumb nails that it’s impossible not to be mesmerized. You need blue ink to get the flower, red ink to get the tulip, and green ink for the leaves. These nail tattoos are especially great to wear in spring and summer.
12. Spider Nail Tattoo
Those who want to add a touch of whimsy or playfulness to an outfit or style for Halloween, you can have a small spider nail tattoo. Used for spooky or creepy themes, a spider nail tattoo is one of the most popular choices. You need to find a talented nail artist to get it because it requires perfect drawing.
13. Ribbon Nail Tattoo
Wanna show everyone your inner cute girl side? A red ribbon nail tattoo will do that. It requires a bit precision and skill to create the intricate ribbon design above. The final result is quite eye-catching and princess-like. Plus, you can have it on your other nails or you can just keep it on your thumb nail.
14. Rainbow Nail Tattoo
It’s time to add some color to your nails! A small colorful rainbow that is placed on your thumb nail will make you stand out. Red, green and purple colors are used to create this rainbow and you can get it as a symbol of diversity, equality, and acceptance. Let’s show your personality and creativity through your nails.
15. Clover and Daisy Nail Tattoos
It doesn’t matter if you have just cut your nails because you can still shine, girl! To add a bit of color or design to your nails, go for beautiful flower nail tattoos like a clover and daisy. A green clover is associated with good luck and a daisy flower is associated with innocence. Make a combo of these two with small details.
16. Penguin Nail Tattoo
Is there a cuter thing than a cartoon penguin? No! A nail tattoo of a penguin face is a great idea for people who love penguins or a cute addition to their nails. The penguin is cute adorable with its rosy cheeks and this bird is sure to make you smile every day with is cuteness.
17. Dragon Nail Tattoo
Dragon image is a popular design in the traditional Japanese and Chinese tattoo culture, where dragons are considered powerful creatures. Place your dragon with open wings on your thumb nail to get this look. It will offer a quite striking image for your nude almond manicure!
18. Winter Nail Tattoos
Are you looking for a nail design for winter? These nail tattoos of a snowman and snowflakes that are applied to three nails are all you need. The cartoon-like image of a snowman with a top hat and buttons is adorable and snowflakes intricate designs of snowflakes in different sizes with white and blue inks.
19. Heart Nail Tattoo
This type of tattoo is typically done in black ink and is meant to represent love, passion, and commitment. The heart symbol is quite basic and you can even draw it by yourself. With bare nails, the heart looks like a nice decorative element.
20. Tetris Nail Tattoos
Who doesn’t like Tetris? It was especially popular game in the 90s. These colorful nail tattoos feature the iconic Tetris blocks and shapes with different patterns. To create this look black, green blue and red inks were used and a game console is added to complete this creative look. Let’s express your love for the classic game with these tattoos.
21. Halloween Nail Tattoos
These temporary tattoos are all you need to get into the Halloween spirit! A white matte nail polish is the first step to achieve this look. Then, you need to apply Halloween-themed designs such as bats, skulls, spiders and their webs.
22. Small Flower Nail Tattoo
These colorful and beautiful flowers are a nice way to decorate nails. They are typically made of a thin, adhesive material that can be applied to the nails and you don’t need to apply a nail polish on base. These small and simple flowers can be applied by combining two or three different colors of them.
23. Red Nail Tattoos
Long stiletto manicure makes quite a statement but why not taking it to the next level? Most people have black ink nail tattoos and few go for red ones! Add a bold look to your nails with a nail design that involves a cross, flame, skull, lightning bolt and an anchor.
24. Sparkle Nail Tattoos
Sparkle nail tattoos can be applied by using a light and dark shade of blue to add a decorative touch to the natural nails. The sparkles cover most of the nail with dots that follow the sparkles and they are sure to make you shine, girl!
25. Blue Floral Nail Tattoo
If you like simple nail designs, go for blue flowers. Use a blue ink to draw flower petals and a yellow ink to draw inside. The best thing about this design is that you can create it at home. Let’s get it!
26. Cute Winter Nail Tattoos
Are you ready to be a winter queen? If your answer is yes, here is what you need to do. Apply different and colorful nail tattoos for each nail to give a nice effect. A snowflake, skull, panda and heart shapes are all you need to turn your short natural nails into something glamorous.
27. Cute Nail Tattoos
These nail tattoo are so cute! Your short oval manicure is ready for a fun change, right? Then apply colorful nail tattoos of a bear, cat, sparkle, smiley face and rainbow to achieve this look. These tattoos disappear growing, so you don’t have any burden.
28. Old English Nail Tattoos
This type of tattoos feature the lettering style of Old English, which is about thick and black lettering with ornate details. Place the letters of your name or your loved one on your fingers to create this nail style. Both women and men can have this nail tattoo!
29. Smiley Face Nail Tattoo
You can choose to get a smiley nail tattoo like the one above to express your mood, to match a specific outfit or event, or simply as a fun. It is super basic and it is sure to boost your mood all the time.
30. Coffee Nail Tattoo
Are you a coffee addict? Then why not getting a nail tattoo of it? In this design, image of a coffee cup is applied to the fingernail. It looks amazing and it will show everyone that you are a coffee lover. Let’s go and get this temporary tattoo.
31. Simple Cross Nail Tattoo
Those who want to get a simple and meaningful nail tattoo will adore the idea above. For your glittered nails, a simple cross nail tattoo will bring a simplicity to your design. A thin line is used so that a nice look is achieved.
32. Witchy Nail Tattoo
It doesn’t matter whether you like the Gothic style or you look for a nail design for Halloween because these nails are quite amazing! A black ink is used to draw a forest-like design on the nail tips. Plus, as a a symbol of faith, a red cross can be added for each nail.
33. Evil Eye Nail Tattoo
If you believe in the power of an evil eye, this nail tattoo is for you! The design features an eye, which is meant to protect the wearer from the “evil eye” curse or negative energy. The tattoo is meant to act as a charm to protect you from this curse.
Nail tattoos are a unique and creative way to express yourself. They offer a variety of designs and styles to choose from, and are a fun and easy way to change up one’s look. Whether for a special occasion or just for fun, nail tattoos are a great way to add a little sparkle and shine to one’s nails. If you want to stand out from the crowd, go for them.