Top 10 Nerdy and Unusual Nail Art

These days more and more people are getting into nail art. This is where people will do incredibly intricate designs on their nails normally inspired by a theme. While I have zero intention of having my own nails clipped, my cuticles filed or acrylics added, I do respect the people who can do it. This is so much more than doing some simple make-up, this is art pure and simple. So with that in mind I have decided to bring you…

 


Top 10 Nerdy and Unusual Nail Art

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Doctor Who Enemy: Silence Nail Art
Doctor Who Enemy: Silence Nail Art

10 – The Silent

FACT: Nails are very tough (compared to the skin of course) but even they will be dissolved in about 4 days if you put them in Coke because Coke is highly corrosive.

Candy Crush Nail Art
Candy Crush Nail Art

9 – Candy Crush

FACT: Some mammals, for example, elephants, have 5 nails on each of their front legs and most often only 4 nails per hind leg.

Breaking Bad Nail Art
Breaking Bad Nail Art

8 – Breaking Bad

FACT: Cutting your nails after dark is bad luck. Although this is pure superstition, there is enough logic in it – if you cut your nails when there is not enough light, you can injure yourself.

Scooby Doo Nail Art
Scooby Doo Nail Art

7 – Scooby Doo

FACT: Seasons and weather also affect nail growth. Nails grow faster in warm climates and during the daytime, than in cold climates and at night.

Batman Nail Art
Batman Nail Art

6 – Batman

FACT: Nails grow faster on young people than on old people. Also, nails grow much faster during pregnancy.

Binary Silver Nail Art
Binary Silver Nail Art

5 – Binary

FACT: Seasons and weather also affect nail growth. Nails grow faster in warm climates and during the daytime, than in cold climates and at night.

Facebook Nail Art
Facebook Nail Art

4 – Facebook

FACT: When nails are freshly cut, they grow faster than nails that are not cut often. That is why it takes so much time to grow nails longer than an inch.

Pacman Nail Art
Pacman Nail Art

3 – Pac-Man

FACT: The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger. The slowest – on the thumbnail.

Minions Nail Art
Minions Nail Art

2 – Minions

FACT: Nails grow at the rate of 0.1 mm daily (or 1 cm in every 100 days). So, for a finger nail to regrow completely, it takes between 4 and 6 months. For toenails, the period of complete regrow is 12 to 18 months.

Super Mario Nail Art
Super Mario Nail Art

1 – Super Mario

FACT: Nails are actually the same as hair. Both hair and nails are made of the same protein, called keratin.

49 thoughts on “Top 10 Nerdy and Unusual Nail Art”

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  2. I don’t know how women are able to do things with long nails. And some of these make it even harder. I am with eacnovak – I’m a keep it simple person. I have a massage every week and I love it and the benefits.

  3. Nail art is nice, it is just not for me. I am a plain and simple girl who doesn’t get into hair and nails and clothes and shoes and purses. You get the idea. I do like the pacman nails however. If I had to do something to my body I think I would want a massage. 🙂

  4. I haven’t had any art done as yet but with the winter Olympics coming up I might get the flags done. (Aus & Canada) And on the growth, absolutely my middle fingers are looking very good, and my thumbs a slowly getting there. My favourites…the basic painted ones, not the 3D type ones.

  5. Oh no! About 10 years ago I decided it was okay for me to spend $30 and 1 hour getting my toes done, it’s been my monthly retreat ever since then. I love my kid, but that one hour away where I get to sit in a massage chair and have my feet worked on is pure bliss! I do have some mommy guilt sometimes, but I usually get over it!

  6. I’d send you a picture of my toes, but yeah – I almost always have nail art on my toes (Halloween is coming up so they will be bright orange with a spider web and cute spider on the big toe) – but as much as I love nail art… some of those designs would be awful to try and wear!! They just aren’t functional! I did love the minions, though!

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