How to Do a Tattoo Design | Nail Art Designs

How to Do a Tattoo Design | Nail Art Designs


So for this mani, we are doing what I would
describe as an old time, freak show tattoo. I just started with a simple base of a nude
color. You can really choose any color that you want,
but I chose something that would look like skin and using a nail art pen. Now when you use nail art pens you have to
be careful. The base coat has to be completely dry, completely
dry. These pens sometimes don’t glide very well
so the dryer the nail polish, the better it’ll glide over your nail. Nail art pens are really big this year. It’s a great way to get a very intricate,
tiny design on your nails. Beware, never shake your nail art pen without
the cap on, unless you really love having paint all over your shirt. I leaned the hard way, so I shall pass that
on to you. Now for these nails it’s a lot of triangles
and dots and lines, so pretty simple things. You can just get creative. There’s no real rule for doing this. I really like the triangles and the dots,
so I’m going to start with, let’s see we’ll do some small triangles along the side here. Then just color them in. Then as I go down the nail I’m going to make
them bigger and we’re going to curve around. Don’t worry about getting it on your skin. You can just take that off later with an orange
stick and some polish remover. It’s really just like coloring with a marker,
which is fun. As you kind of come around this corner you’re
going to want to make your triangles a little bit wider, because that will help even them
out as you work around. Then in between each of these, I’m going to
put a dot. Then maybe on this side I’m going to do a
couple more. All right then, you can just place dots wherever
you feel like, really. Fill in some of that negative space. I’m moving on to the nails, each nail should
be different. I mean you can do the same design on each
nail if you want, but I like to mix it up a bit. So we’re going to do a sort of wave on this
nail. You know if it helps, look up something on
the internet and get some ideas. I do that all the time. If you ever feel like your pen isn’t getting
enough ink, you can always dab it down on a piece of paper and push that ink out a little
bit. And always make sure it’s not building up
too much at the tip. Because if it does and you go to put it on
your nail, you’re just going to have a whole glob on your nail, and that’s annoying and
you have to start from the beginning. If you really want a thin line, these pens
will automatically give that to you. Sometimes the difficult thing is if you want
to make a thicker line. Because I’ve noticed that when you’re using
these nail art pens, when you draw a line or anything and you color it in and say, you
want to make it darker or fix it or make it wider sometimes when you color over it, it
will take that first coat of paint off, which can make it a little annoying. But just take your time and maybe dab, if
you want to color in something, instead of just scribbling like a pen, you have to have
a bit of a lighter touch with these, in general. So we’re going to do a sort of swirl and then
we’re going to make it a little bit thicker on the end. See how I’m kind of just doing one stroke
at a time in the same direction, instead of going back and forth as if you were coloring. You don’t really want to do that. It doesn’t work as well. When using these pens, you don’t necessarily
have to be a good artist, but I mean it helps to have some sort of drawing skill. It’s just like drawing anything. It’s just a pen. If you want to draw some stick figures on
your nails and that’s all you’re good at then the pen will still work for you. It all depends. So then you have some classic tattoo nail
art here for you.

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