6 Nail Tattoo Ideas That Instantly Upgrade Your Look

January 26, 2022
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
6 Ways to Wear Nail Tattoo Stickers

Do you remember the joy of cutting out a temporary tattoo as a kid, pressing the wet paper against your skin and peeling it off to reveal your cute new butterfly/cartoon character/star-shaped bicep tat? That same nostalgic feeling can now be transferred to your manicure. Whether you opt for the traditional water method or H2O-free stickers, nail tattoos are the simplest form of DIY nail art and can add flair to any manicure. Keep reading for our favorite sticker-covered manis, ahead. 

Psychedelic Smileys

A bubblegum pink mani is anything but basic when you plaster on these melting smiley-face stickers. Squeeze in a couple of extra stickers on your thumbnail for a cute scrapbook-like effect.

Cartoon Cuties

This nostalgic mani can be yours with these adorable cartoon-inspired decals from Amazon. Just use tweezers to peel them off and place them on your nails once they’re completely dry in order to avoid smudges.

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Take a cue from the 2014 Tumblr aesthetic and cover your nails in alien, lightning bolt and pizza tattoos courtesy of @inked.bydani. You can apply them just like regular temporary tattoos, by dampening your design of choice and pressing it on your nail.

Cherry Picked

Cherries add a cute, retro touch to a nude or ballerina pink mani. For more nail sticker inspo, from flaming tips to simple smileys, swipe through this post by Caroline Beuley.

Silver Sparkles

This glimmering negative space mani is proof that there are minimalist ways to rock glitter nail polish. The abstract shapes are also easier to DIY than a perfectly clean French mani.

Super Kawaii

Skip the nail polish altogether and decorate your digits entirely with stickers. If you’re a nail-biter, this is a cute and clever way to kick the habit.

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