20+ Horrific Nail Art To Inspire Fear Around You


Halloween brings out the spooky side of creativity. There are entire stores devoted to the one day a year dedicated to scaring decent folks. No, we don’t mean tax day. A Dutch artist going by the name of Piggieluv on Instagram has taken nail art to a whole new level. Beginning in 2014, she began her creepy designs and has continued to step up her game ever since. It’s only been three years but she seems to have the craft nailed.

Utilizing designs featured gruesome gore, maniac monsters, and ghastly ghouls, these macabre manicures are destined to inspire nail-biting screams. Here’s a list 25 ghoulish nail designs for Halloween.

20+ Horrific Nail Art Designs To Follow To Create Fear

Coming into our worl
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Coming into our world

In a scene straight out of A Nightmare on Elm Street, these horrifying nail designs evoke spirits from another world coming into ours via these chilling cuticles.

Spooky silhouette
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Spooky silhouette

This horrific nail design works on two levels. On the first, it illustrates a scared little girl but when the lights go out, a spooky scene of a dark tree branch and a lost child is evoked.

Mummy's calling
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Mummy’s calling

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the festivities but these horrifying nail designs will lend a hand. Their glow in the dark eyes will add an eerie effect as well.

Well dressed wounds
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Well dressed wounds

These horrifying nail designs are so realistic, it’s hard to discern if they are stitched wounds or corsets.

What terrible nails we weave
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What terrible nails we weave

The cob webs on these horrifying nail designs spin only terror.

Sleep tight
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Sleep tight

A scared boy gets terrified when a giant spider turns off the lights to reveal glowing eyes in the horrifying nail. design.

Player cuts
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Player cuts

The dealer always gets his cut in this horrifying nail design.

Death plays a hand
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Death plays a hand

This horrifying nail design illustrates the grim reaper, relaxing in hell.

Gravediggers biscuits
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Gravediggers biscuits

A cemetery is not as scary during the day, but at night, but at night the ethereal glow of the dead begins to arrive in this horrifying nail design.

heeeeeere's Johnny
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heeeeeere’s Johnny!

There’s always something creeping behind your nails in the horrifying nail design.

Cutting to the quick
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Cutting to the quick

This horrifying nail design illustrates a cutting lesson in safety.

A bad habit
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A bad habit

This is what happens when you take horrifying nail (biting) designs too seriously.

Hell's angel
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Hell’s angel

People are reminded that Lucifer once resided in Heaven, unlike this horrifying nail design.

The eyes have it
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The eyes have it

This horrifying nail design takes “seeing with your hands” a bit too literally.

The freaks come out at night
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The freaks come out at night

A night at the graveyard only gets more frightening when the lights go out in this horrifying nail design.

Idle hands
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Idle hands

This horrifying nail design looks like the devil’s playground, and he has his eyes set on you!

Creepshow
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Creepshow

Behind the wooden crate lies fear in this horrifying nail design.

Come into my web
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Come into my web…

This horrifying nail design pulls you in with its intricate work and feasts on your soul once you are trapped.

Who ya gonna call
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Who ya gonna call?

This horrifying nail design is reminiscent of the library ghost in Ghostbusters.

Cat's eye
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Cat’s eye

A three eyed monster getting his face sprayed with blood after an attack could be the setting of this horrifying nail design.

The bigger the web
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The bigger the web…

This horrifying nail design will get you tangled up with its huge spider.

Combining two holidays
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Combining two holidays

Combining two holidays into one nail-biting experience, this horrifying nail design shows off a possessed snow man that you don’t want nipping at your nose.

Final Thoughts
So that was a list of horrifying nail designs by a Dutch artist. Her designs literally jump off the cuticle and into our worst nightmares. The creativity used to construct these hellish pieces of art is otherworldly. From demons and mummies to possessed snowmen and spiders, this (love) craft will darken your soul.

Piggieluv has taken a quirky gimmick like the manicure and brought it to scary heights. It is unknown what inspired her to explore the meaning of fear in finger form, but we are truly thankful for her descent into the mouth of madness.

10 Surreal Paintings With Dark Meanings


What happens when a talented artist gets a case of weirdlings? The result of this charming crossover is a series of surreal paintings that will both awe and frighten the viewer. The wonders that a twisted mind can conjure are impressive enough. However, when you come across the musings of such a depraved mentality, you can’t help but get startled. In the case of the following works of art, the artist ensured a gripping effect to steal the attention of all those who gaze.

10 Surreal Paintings With Darkness

Welcome to the Wheelhouse of Weirdness!

Black Metal Maiden

Black Metal Maiden

If Bambie Were A Cannibal

If Bambie Were A Cannibal

“Hush Little Baby Don’t You Cry!”

Hush Little Baby Don't You Cry

A Cry For Help

A Cry For Help

Corruptible Innocence

Corruptible Innocence

Rabidly Morbid – Jane And Mittens

Rabidly Morbid

Weeping Bloody Skies

Weeping Bloody Skies

Bloody Rain And Tempest Storms

Bloody Rain And Tempest Storms

School Of The Hard Knocks

School Of The Hard Knocks

Spirit Of The Young Sailor

Spirit Of The Young Sailor

These incredible surreal paintings are the work and brainchild of Mark S. Gagne. The pop culture artist gives a new purpose to Thrift Store Art with a touch of horror and gore. In addition to creating incredible pieces of art, his expertise also spans over artwork to prints to stickers and key chains. Moreover, he also creates commissioned pieces and accepts orders. If you have any twisted ideas of your own… well, two minds are better than one.

You can follow him on his Facebook page Mark Gagne Paintings or head over to his Etsy store. 

10+ Horror Photos By Photographer Dad Featuring Own Daughters


Being a parent may be a great joy but some parents do not believe in the average monotony of raising kids the normal way. One dad takes parenting to a whole new level by involving his daughters in his work – horror photos, Recreating bloodcurdling surreal scenarios, his photographic series titled “After Dark My Sweet” is made from nightmares.

Joshua Hoffine is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Over the past decade he spent time bringing nightmares to life with his creative horror photos.  His twisted imagination, props and a camera are all he needs besides his young daugthers for models. The complete collection of menacing and macabre masterpieces, “After Dark My Sweet”can be purchased as well. If you have a knack for the grisly, you can find his book on Kickstarter.

Monsters Under The Bed

Monsters Under The Bed
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“Daddy, what is for dinner?”

Daddy, what is for dinner
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Gas Them All Out

Gas Them All Out
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“Mommy, wake up!”

Mommy, wake up
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Candy Shop

Candy Shop
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Upstairs To Bed

Upstairs To Bed
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The Mummy Grave

The Mummy Grave
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Descent To Hell

Descent To Hell
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Satanic Dreams

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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone
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Come Out And Play

Come Out And Play
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Monsters In The Closet

Monsters In The Closet
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One would instantly take this as an instance of child abuse but you will be surprised to hear that the children enjoyed every bit of it. Despite looking terrified out of their wits, the young girls were actually having a great time. They were delighted to be featured in their dad’s gruesome and terrifying photography. The interesting results yielded appraisal from the daughters first who stated that “they loved it”. In fact, they considered the whole thing to be a giant dress up game.

We all know that playing with the devil eventually tempts the devil to come out of hiding. Let us just hope that  these nightmares do not manifest themselves unto the little girls’ real lives eventually.

10+ Dark Paintings That Battle Depression


Many artists deal with depression in different ways. For artist Dawid Planeta, that fight came in the form of monochromatic paintings that serve as a form of therapy. The running theme of Dawid’s art is that of a small man dealing with this fears represented in the form of giant, seemingly possessed, animals.

Dark Paintings For Battle Depression

Here are some of the renowned dark paintings that dark battle depression.

Giant Rhino

The feeling of depression sets in as a giant rhino stalks his prey.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant fish swimming through the woods

David makes friends in the strangest places.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Horned animal

Facing one’s demons. This piece stirs imagery of King Kong.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Whale

Depression can be a whale of a problem.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Eagle

Depression can sometimes go unnoticed. Sometimes it takes eagle-eyed viewers to notice.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Owl

When suffering depression, sometimes it’s hard to know WHO to turn to.

Giant Owl - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant fog

Sometimes the worst part about depression is not knowing how to handle it and the only thing one knows how to do is separate themselves from everything.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Crane

During depression, even symbols of peace can inspire terror.

Crane - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Falcon

Sometimes in depression, one loses the ability to see colors.

Giant Falcon - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Totem

Even things one holds sacred can seem big and scary while in depression.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Sphynx

Even when one looks for a leader, they may find that they are long gone.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Elephant

It’s hard to stay warm without getting burned.

Giant Elephant - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Dragon

When dealing with depression, someone is always dealing with a sleeping dragon.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Unseen landscape

Depression can blur the lines of the future.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Valley

One can feel minuscule no matter the circumstances.

Giant Valley - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Open Landscape

Or it can give you so many options that the fear of choosing one overwhelms you.

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19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Ledge

Depression can deep a person on edge indefinitely.

Giant Ledge - Dark Paintings
19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Giant Ledge II

Depression can keep give you nothing to look forward to and only focus on what’s behind you.

Ledge - Dark Paintings

19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta19 Dark Paintings That Battle Depression. Source: David Planeta

Depression is a hard thing to deal with. Some find comfort in a hobby. Some find it in their work. For Dawid Planeta, He found it through his art, and we are all the better for it.

Check out his Tumblr and Facebook accounts here.

10+ Hyperrealistic Tattoos That’ll Seriously Freak You Out


Tattoos have been an artistic expression for as long as recorded history. Whether it be with a paint and brushes or ink and a needle, mankind has found intricate and sometimes painful ways to express themselves.

Some pieces are used to show of rebellion whereas others advertise the intricacies of the wearer’s soul. Some tattoos are so realistic and mind-blowing that they warrant a second (and third or fourth) glance.

Hyperrealistic Tattoos Makers: How Skilled are Tattooists?

The skill of tattoo artists is very peculiar and in case of the ones who designed the below tattoos, the skill is mind blowing. So much perfection must take years of focus and practice to train the brain for impeccable drawings in the first go without making the tiniest mistake. Just because one slight mistake and the skin is ruined permanently!

She’s got legs

This detailed engraving gives new meaning to the term, “wooden leg”.

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He’s more machine now than man

A tattoo like this will really test one’s metal

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Making emotions the star

He’s taking great pain to show his inner emotions on the outside.

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Going native…

Instead of going traditional (read: overused), this tattoo emphasizes and actual tribe.

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This tattoo really ties everything together.

I bet she never falls for the “you’re shoes are untied” joke.

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Left arm of God

I bet he gets more than one look at this “Righteous” ink.

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Dapper gentleman of London

This gentleman received a call to arms.

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Back in time

I bet this clock tattoo took a lot of time.

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Battle damaged…

We all wear masks. sometimes underneath…

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He’s always on your side

Photorealism of this quality is divine

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It’s always good to have a proper “Wingman”

A good wingman will have your back (and side)

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Inking on the go

Not content with a simple lace garder, this lacey inked lingerie doubles as a holster for a weapon of artistic display.

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Not a big pussy

This photorealistic depiction lets everyone one know the owner has the courage of the king of the jungle.

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A parliament of owls

This is actually just one owl but the owl wraps around the entire arm. Much like an actual owl can rotate its head 360 degrees.

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Smoking hot tattoo

As the smoke exhales from her nose, the clown make-up and facial expression tell an intricate story. but nowhere near as intricate as the detail the artist put into this piece.

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Art on edge

For those lucky enough to see it, the image portrays a man at the end of his ropes. We don’t see his face but his actions tell us all the story we need.

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Fake News

This is known as an alternate “belly button”

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Planet of the cool tattoos

This piece depicts a haunting realistic visual. The ape’s eyes allow you to peer into its soul.

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Does whatever a spider can

The dodging of all the attempted swats from people who think this black widow are real is worth it. The insistence that they burn it off your neck probably isn’t though.

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I am Catwoman…hear me roar!

This depiction of Michelle Pfeiffer is spot on from Batman Returns. The detail work is immaculate. I just hope the artist didn’t use the needles from Selina Kyle’s sewing kit.

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The eye has it

There is no better hangover cure than waking up and thinking you’re in the Twilight Zone. A giant realistic Eyeball tattooed on your forearm will do that for you.

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Hooked a big one

For anyone who has caught a fish hook in any place other than a fish’s mouth, this tattoo inspires more pain than pleasure. This is probably a favorite of the Cenobites.

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Time just buzzing along

The detail on this (time) piece is extravagant. Hopefully, it can make the bees stop (pun intended) stinging.

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Ancient Chinese secret

This photorealistic painting of an old Asian smoking a pipe is breathtaking.

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Masquerade

Nothing is beautiful because it lasts. Unlike this tattoo, which will last forever.

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Trojan Maaaaaan!

Unlike the myth that this tattoo is based on, Everyone will see him coming.

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Well that’s a horse of a different color

There is a screening process to get into the mythical land of Oz, after all.

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Rock you like a hurricane

Either this is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson or that guy needs to call an exterminator…fast.

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Seal wishes he could get kisses like this

A rose by any other name would still not look as good as this rose.

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Tattoos are more mainstream today than ever before. It was once thought that Tattoos were a sign of dubious character but with masterpieces like these, one doesn’t care who it’s attached to. Just so long as we get to look at it.

There you have it, some of the most hyper realistic tattoos you have ever seen and they sure are a sight to see when you see one in real! Although they would cost you thousands of dollars but then again, these are so peculiar that they will never become mainstream; even you are six feet under! These professional tattooists are hard to find and deal with but once the deal is done, your body will be a state-of-the-art masterpiece! Undeniably the tattoo that you will not regret having.

It is mesmerizing sometimes, seeing what a human can do. Such are example of things that a machine or robot could never do, because hyper realistic tattoos require the creativity of an extraordinary mind. You really gotta give it to such artists. Nonetheless, one mistake and you will have a heart with a million pieces instead of a body with a masterpiece. It’s up to you!