Lots of people paint their nails. And lots of people are content to paint their nails with a bottle of tried-and-tried Revlon. If you’re one of those people, you should know that there’s so much more out there than a coat of red or pale pink.
Across social media, amateur and professional nail artists alike have been coming up with more and more inventive styles of nail art. Some of these new designs are so elaborate they wouldn’t look out of place in a museum, like these purple acrylic beauties:
But other times the drive to be unique leads nail artists to create some pretty weird stuff. Like these selfie nails with actual hair:
Today, we’ll be looking at the latter category. No, these nail designs aren’t very practical–if you thought making a sandwich with wet nail polish on your hands was difficult, try making one with “Teeth Nails.” But what they lack in practicality they more than make up for with creativity.
Check out 15 nail styles that aren’t about to become a trend, but definitely stand out.
1. Dead bug nails
Guaranteed to piss off PETA and whoever you give a backrub to.
2. Sonogram nails
Hey, at least it’s not a sonogram iPhone case.
3. Pimple nails (yes, they’re poppable)
Nobody will want to shake hands with you again!
4. Pierced nails
Every other part of the body can already be pierced, so why not nails?
5. Corkscrew nails
You’ll always get invited to wine night.
6. Comb nails
Always losing your combs? Now you’ve got five of them.
7. Braces nails
Relive the worst part of your childhood!
8. Toothbrush nails
Next time a friend has a piece of food stuck in their teeth, they can just grab your index finger and take care of it!
9. Birthday candle nails
The safest way to set yourself on fire that I know of.
10. Period nails
As creator Annelies Hofmeyr put it on Instagram, “I don’t know why these never became a trend.”
11. Reptile nails
Guaranteed to ruin any high five.
12. Colored pencil nails
Yes, they actually work! And yes, now we know what Freddy Krueger would have looked like if he were an art teacher instead of a groundskeeper.
13. Snow globe nails
Any Citizen Kane fans out there?
14. Cork board nails
Everyone say, “Is that a fungal infection? No? Oh.”
15. Vagina nails
Smash the patriarchy.
h/t: Cafe Mom