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Warning: These nail art ideas may cause extreme jealousy and an overwhelming desire to promptly schedule your next appointment at the salon! So, if you’re not prepared to have the most enviable nails in town, it may be best to turn back now.

Jokes aside, if you thought that simply painting your nails a solid color or adding polka dots was enough to fuel your nail technician’s inner artist, then you’re in for a delightful surprise, our colored-nail friend. It’s 2023, and nail art has never witnessed such a wave of insane talents. Gone are the days of plain old manicures, as creative nail art designs and intricate subjects have become the norm.

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the most fabulous nail art pictures and provide your artsy self with ample inspiration for your next style. Or, if you prefer, simply replicate these designs as they are — no judgment here! From cute nails adorned with cartoon characters to geometric styles that will leave you in awe, this nail art designs gallery is so extensive to really have it all. And if you’re feeling extra daring, you’ll find there are even some more simple nail design ideas you can try yourself at home!

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and take a look, share this post with your stylish friends, and don’t forget to upvote your favorite ones! Let’s see which nail art styles reign supreme.

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100% Hand Painted Winnie The Pooh Set I Did For My Client. We’re All Just A Bunch Of Kids At Heart, Even In Adulthood

100% Hand Painted Winnie The Pooh Set I Did For My Client. We’re All Just A Bunch Of Kids At Heart, Even In Adulthood

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Kookamunga
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this one and I like that the nail length isn't super long.

#2

My Tech Who Says “I’m Not Great With Nail Art” Did These Yesterday

My Tech Who Says “I’m Not Great With Nail Art” Did These Yesterday

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#8

My Christmas Set! I’m So Proud, And These Are Definitely My Favourite So Far

My Christmas Set! I’m So Proud, And These Are Definitely My Favourite So Far

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#17

Probably A Bit Overdone Right Now But These Pop Art Nails Are So Cool!

Probably A Bit Overdone Right Now But These Pop Art Nails Are So Cool!

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#21

I’ve Been Trying So Hard To Up My Nail Art Game This Past Year. I Started Out With Zero Skill Or Confidence And Am Happy With How I’m Improving!

I’ve Been Trying So Hard To Up My Nail Art Game This Past Year. I Started Out With Zero Skill Or Confidence And Am Happy With How I’m Improving!

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#22

Water Marble Done With Violet Nightmares, Purple Slushie, And Lavender Syrup By Holo Taco

Water Marble Done With Violet Nightmares, Purple Slushie, And Lavender Syrup By Holo Taco

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#24

Spooky Halloween Nail Art Handpainted By Me!

Spooky Halloween Nail Art Handpainted By Me!

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Jessica Specht
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11 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a good friend that would LOVE these (because she LOVES Halloween and cats). But I don't know if she would wear her nails like this.

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#29

Hand Painted Floral Nail Design

Hand Painted Floral Nail Design

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#30

Hand Painted Vines. My Girl’s A Gem

Hand Painted Vines. My Girl’s A Gem

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#31

Trippy Glowing Nails

Trippy Glowing Nails

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TiredTomato
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I can't find a nail tech to do these, then I don't want nails anymore

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#36

First Ever Time Getting Nail Art! I've Been Eyeing Up This Simple Design For Years

First Ever Time Getting Nail Art! I've Been Eyeing Up This Simple Design For Years

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#37

My New Favourite Nails! This Set Took Me Approximately 5 Hours - Totally Worth It

My New Favourite Nails! This Set Took Me Approximately 5 Hours - Totally Worth It

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Ka Se
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why could this relatively simple looking nails have taken so long?

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#38

Getting Back Into The Nail Art. Some Cute Lil Stars This Week!

Getting Back Into The Nail Art. Some Cute Lil Stars This Week!

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#39

Autumn Nail Art

Autumn Nail Art

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#41

Okay So These Aren't My Nails

Okay So These Aren't My Nails

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#42

Nail Art I Did On Myself Today

Nail Art I Did On Myself Today

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#44

The Charms Didn’t Last Long But I Loved This Set So Much

The Charms Didn’t Last Long But I Loved This Set So Much

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#45

Never Been A Fan Of Christmas Themed Nail Art, But I Do Like Bits Of Glitter And There… This Is The Compromise That Me And My Nail Tech Reached!

Never Been A Fan Of Christmas Themed Nail Art, But I Do Like Bits Of Glitter And There… This Is The Compromise That Me And My Nail Tech Reached!

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Britzy Gacha
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's beautiful but I don't get where the compromise between Christmas and your nails is at.

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#47

90s Set By Me, They’re Not Perfect But I’m Happy With Them

90s Set By Me, They’re Not Perfect But I’m Happy With Them

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#49

Got A New Client And She Asked For Some Fun Nail Art!

Got A New Client And She Asked For Some Fun Nail Art!

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#50

New Nail Art

New Nail Art

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TiredTomato
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is actually such a simple idea but so gorgeous and versatile!

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#51

Just Bought Supplies And, After Watching Several Tutorials, Thought I’d Try Some Halloween Nail Art For My First Go

Just Bought Supplies And, After Watching Several Tutorials, Thought I’d Try Some Halloween Nail Art For My First Go

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#54

These Nails Are Giving Me All The Summer Vibes!

These Nails Are Giving Me All The Summer Vibes!

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#55

Let My Nail Techs 7 Year Old Daughter Design My Nails! She Picked Everything!

Let My Nail Techs 7 Year Old Daughter Design My Nails! She Picked Everything!

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Jescia
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Give that girl 10 years and everyone will be wanting her designs!

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#56

Getting Back Into Nail Art With Spider-Man Nails

Getting Back Into Nail Art With Spider-Man Nails

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#61

I Did My Nails For The First Time, What Do You Think?

I Did My Nails For The First Time, What Do You Think?

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#62

My Very Amateur Spooky Nail Art

My Very Amateur Spooky Nail Art

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Melissa Morse Tolentino-Potter
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very good attempt They are pretty nice for being amatuer You cant be a Picaso from the first attempt

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#65

Reflecting Rainbows

Reflecting Rainbows

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#67

Inspired By A Japanese Nail Trend From A Year Or Two Back But Finally Felt Confident To Paint It On My Client

Inspired By A Japanese Nail Trend From A Year Or Two Back But Finally Felt Confident To Paint It On My Client

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D00FINSHMERTZ
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Phenomenal! So realistic! Love the turquoise western silver vibe.

#68

70's Nails Vibe! Also, If I Never Have To Do This Design Again, That Would Be Great

70's Nails Vibe! Also, If I Never Have To Do This Design Again, That Would Be Great

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#69

My Nail Tech Is Helping Me To Live My Best Life

My Nail Tech Is Helping Me To Live My Best Life

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#70

Water Colours

Water Colours

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#72

Looks Like Sky

Looks Like Sky

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#73

The Best And Cutest Birthday Nails

The Best And Cutest Birthday Nails

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#74

Holly Nail Art

Holly Nail Art

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#75

Tried Some More Nail Art To Keep Me Sane During Lockdown. Inverted Flowers On Natural Nails!

Tried Some More Nail Art To Keep Me Sane During Lockdown. Inverted Flowers On Natural Nails!

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#77

I’ve Been Teaching Myself Gelx For A Few Weeks, And Decided I’d Try Mail Art Tonight For The First Time

I’ve Been Teaching Myself Gelx For A Few Weeks, And Decided I’d Try Mail Art Tonight For The First Time

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#79

SpongeBob Nail Design

SpongeBob Nail Design

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#80

Purple Nails With Easy Art

Purple Nails With Easy Art

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#81

My First Hand Painted Nail Art, Sakura Themed

My First Hand Painted Nail Art, Sakura Themed

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#82

Second Attempt At Nail Art

Second Attempt At Nail Art

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If they did that design as a french tip it would honestly look so good

#85

Clase Azul Nail Art

Clase Azul Nail Art

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Kelsie Marx
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don’t know how people can stand having their nails that long. Too many things can go wrong🫤!

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Pop Nail Art

Pop Nail Art

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#88

Decided To Invite All The Summer Rings Out To Play

Decided To Invite All The Summer Rings Out To Play

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#89

Nails I Did Lately, Gel Polish On Natural Nails

Nails I Did Lately, Gel Polish On Natural Nails

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