4 Emo Nail Designs That Are More Than Just Black

Posted by Ren Wu

Emo Nail Designs

Black nails are a timeless staple, but sometimes it can get boring repeating the same style over and over again. Instead, you likely want to sport some truly edgy emo nails without resorting to the basics.

Our Favorite Emo Twists

  1. Pair matte black with glossy black French tips
  2. Use a pink background for some spooky nail art
  3. Style black flames onto your natural nails
  4. Mini hearts of purple and black

With just a dash of nail design inspiration and the right tools handy, it'll be easy to create the emo nail art of your dreams. And it's easier than it may seem!

Keep reading, and we'll let you know four of our favorite emo nails and how you can effortlessly recreate them at home.

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#1. Matte Black With Glossy French Tips

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Okay, we know you're looking for a little more than just black nails. But a great way to spice up your look is by keeping it simple and classy.

Emo nails in 2023 aren't the same as they were in the early 2000s. And it's important to maintain a trendy look if you want your nail art to truly stand out!

Keeping Your Look Up-To-Date

Because you can't change your nails every day (unless you are truly committed to the cause), it's always a safe bet to wear nails that go well with many different looks.

By avoiding clashing colors and complicated designs, you can maintain versatile nails.

And a great way to introduce a stylish design into your nails is by switching up the finish. All you need to do is pair a matte black finish with glossy tips!

Timeless Black Emo Nails You Can't Go Without

It's easy to make this look. All you need is your favorite black nail polish and Maniology's matte top coat.

Add some shimmer if you want to take it up a notch. Maniology's Ghoul Pal black shimmer polish is perfect for that!

#2. Emo Nail Art On A Pink Canvas

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Who says pink can't be emo?

Most emo nails only utilize dark and mysterious colors, but that can put a damper on things after a while. So try spicing it up with a more bright and intoxicating color.

Pink is a great way to bring out your feminine side. And by pairing it with emo nail art, you can maintain your overall edge. The contrast between a bright color and spooky designs is sure to set your look apart from the competition!

Bringing Out Your Emo Girl Side

The best place to start is with Maniology's pink cream stamping polish. This polish will give you the perfect canvas for creating your unique nail art!

However, you don't need to feel intimated by the thought of freehanding your nail art. Because you actually don't need to freehand anything!

All you need are stamping plates, and it'll be insanely easy to create intricate works of art on your fingernails.

For this look, Maniology's Ghoulish Garden nail stamping place is just what you need. It allows you to create amazing nail art in five simple steps. All you need to do is “stamp” your chosen design onto your fingertips.

But if that design doesn't do it for you, there are countless others to choose from!

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#3. Black Flames On Natural Fingernails

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Nothing screams "emo" like flame designs. Sometimes a little fire is all that's needed to ignite your edgy side!

All you need to do is fashion some flame art on your bare nails. It'll bring a black edge to your look via a simple design without going too far.

#4. Mini Purple Hearts

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Purple and black make up one of the most timeless color combinations. It's perfect for Halloween and even better for creating some emo nail art.

All you need to do is add some hearts to your nail look to make it a bit softer. With Maniology's Bleeding Hearts nail stamping kit, you can easily make picture-perfect hearts of any size or shape.

You can truly make it your own!

Wrapping Up

Who says that emo nails can only be black? With the right inspiration, you'll be able to create nail art that breaks down all the barriers around you.

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At Maniology, we believe your nails are opportunities for adventure, fun, and unrestrained artistic expression. Our nail stamping plates and nail accessories are here to help foster your self-expression in the hopes of building a community of individuality. For more nail tutorials, subscription box updates, and designs, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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