All of us ladies are interested in our nails, whether it’s just keeping our natural nails healthy, or going for broke with a set of extremely artsy falsies. It seems like nail art trends speed by like a freight train, shooting from gem encrusted acrylics, to texture focused crackles, press-on ombre enamel strips, and back again. But the newest nail decoration trend might just be the funnest yet, and may be breaking the cycle of here today, gone tomorrow fingernail fancy. I’m talking about pierced nails.
Nail piercing can be done with both fake nails and real nails, and many places that offer it professionally pierce acrylic nails with a drill. The jewelry used can be anything from a small gauge captive ring to a spring-loaded hoop, with some who practice the art at home even designing their own pieces using jump rings and less traditional piercing jewelry. Some of the most popular styles are dangling gems that match color nail art, crystal studs, and regular stainless steel hoops.
There are even how-to designs out there for creating special nail art with piercings for birthdays and holidays. Just check out this sweet set of ultra-femme Valentine’s themed fingertips:
Pretty cute, huh? And since the nail piercing process itself is entirely temporary and painless, there’s no reason that all of us can’t indulge in a little nail-centric alternative beauty.