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25 Ultra Geeky Nail Art Ideas

Nerdy nails for life.

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1. This Sonic-inspired set:

Directions here.
Courtesy of sega.net / Instagram: @badgirlnails

Directions here.

2. And this Tails one:

Step by step here.
Courtesy of sega.net / Instagram: @badgirlnails

Step by step here.

3. This Doctor Who design:

Find the tutorial at Entertainment Weekly, along with more nail art ideas here.
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Find the tutorial at Entertainment Weekly, along with more nail art ideas here.

4. And this one:

Watch the full video here.

5. This out-of-this-world idea:

Connect the dots never looked so good. Tutorial here.
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Connect the dots never looked so good. Tutorial here.

6. Chemistry nerds, represent:

Full video here.

7. This well-known wizard...

From here. (Also, three cheers for Scotch tape nail art.)
depoisdosquinze.com

From here. (Also, three cheers for Scotch tape nail art.)

8. And his crew:

More info here, and full video here.
strikeapose.co.uk

More info here, and full video here.

9. This ode to Guitar Hero:

More photos here.
thenailasaurus.com

More photos here.

10. This Pac Man(icure):

Step-by-step video here.
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Step-by-step video here.

11. This Star Wars edition:

Find DIY directions here, or pre-painted, press-on versions here.
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Find DIY directions here, or pre-painted, press-on versions here.

12. And this one:

Video here.

13. And this one:

These are finished with a matte topcoat. More info here.
chalkboardnails.com

These are finished with a matte topcoat. More info here.

14. This nod to Totoro:

More photos here.

15. This Mickey version:

BRB, furiously tracking down Mickey ice cream bars.
Disney

BRB, furiously tracking down Mickey ice cream bars.

16. And this Minnie one:

Tutorial here. You can also replace the more ~elaborate~ designs with a simple nail decals like these.
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Tutorial here. You can also replace the more ~elaborate~ designs with a simple nail decals like these.

17. These Nightmare-approved nails:

From here.

18. This ticket to Wonderland:

Watch the full video here.

19. This subtle Star Trek design:

Find this tutorial and other ideas (including Batman and My Little Pony) at Elle.

20. This B&W Game of Thrones set:

Instant art. Find these decals here.
etsy.com

Instant art. Find these decals here.

21. This full color Hunger Games one:

More inspiration here.
thenailasaurus.com

More inspiration here.

22. This Catching Fire callout:

Tutorial here.

23. This TMNT tutorial:

Full video here.

24. This Pokemon palette:

Full video here.
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Full video here.

25. And this Tetris throwback:

Power up. From here.
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Power up. From here.

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