35+ Pierced Nails Ideas and Inspiration Photos (+ Easy Tutorial)

These pierced nail photos should give you some inspiration and ideas for this unique style. I really like this trend because it’s a relatively easy way to make a big statement.

You can do pierced nails with either your natural nails or pierce fake ones. Even better!

If you can’t handle piercing your own nails (I can’t personally) you can use pierced press on nails like these. With a really cool style.
The cool marble style on these reminds me of the Squid Game nails. Definitely some of the crazier ones I’ve seen so far.
Most pierced nails inspiration has the end of the nail pierced but some small piercings to the side look really good and might be a little easier for everyday use.
You don’t need to pierce every nail to have a big impact. I really like a piercing on the thumb.
A subtle and darker style.
I’d love these French nails by themselves but that extra little ring finger nail piercing just adds a little bit of extra flair.
A great example of the piercings and the acrylics really matching in style.
Not only do we have pierced nails in this example but the ends actually have heart holes in them. Absolutely unique.
A very pink Play Boy pierced nail style here. I love that little pom-pom on the pinky finger but I don’t know if I could resist playing with it.
Loving the seasonal pierced nails here.
Not sure what I love more about these. The individual chain, the piercings or just the style of the acrylics.
Possibly the biggest piercing so far (I’m pretty sure that’s a keyring) but I do love a daisy.
The little bears and detail on these nails are great but the little gummy bears at either side really won me over here.
Little heart holes in the nail again but a little more understated.
I almost didn’t notice the nail piercings on these. That cool graffiti style really pops out.
These nails really catch the light but I like the idea of having that one statement pierced nail.
The pom-pom I really want to play with again but this time on clear acrylics.
How about matching a pierced nail to the rings?
Carebear pierced nails! <3 Looks like the star is clipped onto a smaller hoop piercing which is a great idea for daily use.

Pierced Nails Tutorial

You can buy premade pierced acrylics or talk to a stylist if you have a specific idea in mind but you can do them yourself as well. Just be careful and don’t poke yourself with sharp things, alright?


do hope this has given you some ideas for pierced nails. If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your pierced nails and we’ll feature them here.

Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

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