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.

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