Punk rock has
always been about self-expression and full-on individuality and punk edgy nail art stay true to that history. This look is all about making a statement and is a great chance to show your own unique style and personality. Punk rockers have been doing their own thing for decades and having some creative fun – you won’t find a boring look here.
We went through
thousands of different styles. From bold colors and vibrant styles to subtle and intricate looks, edgy punk nail designs are going to get noticed. From the easy to DIY to the complicated ones to get your nail tech to copy, we’ve got you covered.
Don’t worry about fitting in. Be too busy standing out! 💅👊🏼
Here we’ve got this black and pinkish-white long-tips nail set that’s topped with silver gems. The tips are designed with these really cool sharp curved designs, and I love how each nail has a different silver hardware topper on it.
Here’s a black tapered nail set that alternates from full black polish to clear polish designed with fire. My favorite has got to be the cool piercing detailing! Unsurprisingly punk nail art often has a pierced nail accent like this.
This edgy nail set is excellent for those who prefer to add a bit of color. We’ve got some black and white checkered nails, yellow plaid nails, and plain yellow nails. This look is definitely on the softer side but that might be your style.
Here’s a nail set that’s mostly painted black with hints of pink. I like the unique gold spikes on the matte gray nail, which stand out from the other nail designs. There’s some definite skull nail art going on here but the hot pink softens the look up.
In this nail set, the base is painted with white polish and is topped with a couple of unique hardcore designs. Only a few simple toppers make this look seem easier to wear.
Here are some standard sharp stiletto nails with hints of silver. My favorite design has to be the black chain, especially the one that looks like a snake. Does it get more edgy and punk than black and silver nails?
Red is usually a very bold color, but this nail set isn’t way too edgy because of the inclusion of some green highlights. I also love the black nails with these soft red tips! Such an interesting take on the classic tips.
If you want to feel edgy but you want to start somewhere that isn’t too intimidating, try out this nail set. It’s got a clear base and is designed with a spider on each nail.
Black and white nails are a staple. Here’s an edgier take on the classic color combination. The main design is the fire logo.
If you’d prefer a short nail set, then maybe this can do the trick! Most nails are painted black, while one white accent nail on each hand has some interesting geometric and dotted patterns. It’s definitely a softer look overall.
Here are some short stiletto nails with a black and white color theme. The nail designs are sectioned off into different diagonal shapes and are designed with a bit of glitter on top. I love how the glitter adds dimension to this nail set.
This nail set steps away from the normal black and white design. Here we’ve got some animal prints on some French tips and a black star on the moons of each nail.
Here’s an explosion of different designs. The sparkles brightens the look while the addition of black detailing makes it rougher and edgier.
Neon colors can either be bright or edgy. Since these nails are mixed with black, they definitely appear to be more hardcore. I love how this colorway reminds me of Shego from Kim Possible.
Here’s a black nail set with the slightest hints of white, yellow, and red. I like how all of these designs aren’t that rough or edgy, but when you put them together, it totally seems that way!
You can definitely add gold to your edgy nails. This look has got some faded skull patterns on the base and some black tips with gold lining and black and gold detailing.
This short nail look is a mix of black and nudes. I love how they painted some sharp fire designs on the nude nails. A unique design has to be the sharp spike line in the middle nail.
Here are the famous nails from Euphoria worn by Maddy, the baddest character of them all! These are perfect because they look sleek and edgy at the same time.
Red nails always give off a bold look, especially when painted on sharp stiletto-shaped nails. There’s a bit of gold spike detailing while the rest of the nails remain simple.
If you prefer to stick to traditional black nails, but you want a little bit of spice, you can simply add some silver shine and a silver topper; this one’s got a cool cross on top!
It’s so cool how minimal designs can really make a look seem bold and edgy. This set has got a natural pink base and is only topped with linear and circular black designs, but it definitely looks edgy.
I love the red chrome-like design on these nails because it looks so shiny and metallic. There are also some silver spikes on top and a black accent nail.
Here’s another black and white set. I love how the nails seem edgy because of the silver hardware toppers. The smokey blacktips also contribute to making this set seem a lot more hardcore.
Everything thing about this nail set just goes so perfectly well together. We’ve got these black nails with intricate sharp red patterns on top and a silver piercing found on each nail.
Let’s add a bit of gore to this nail set, shall we? Here’s a gradient nail set going from black to red blood-like drips. Each nail has a black base and is topped with cool designs of a skull and bat.
Here’s a milky white and black nail set that’s got the coolest silver toppers. My favorite design still has to be the cool black vine-like design on end.
I love the very subtle sweet elements in this set that softens this hard look a bit. I love the pearl heart on top of a clear silver nail.
How crazy cool is this nail set? The chrome background is gorgeous and goes perfectly with the thick silver designs on top. Did I also mention the cool chain toppers wrapped around the middle nail?
Here’s an edgy look that has the slightest hint of classy detailing. I think that the black French tip definitely makes this look a bit classier, and the silver toppers make it look rougher.
Neon colors surely make a look a lot bolder. I love this unique layered neon and white design on top of the sharp black nails. The gold tip is also a nice touch.
For our pink-loving ladies, this set is for you! Look at these sharp two-tone pink Frenchies that extend to the sides of the nail. I also love the bold Swarovski crystals on top.
This short nail set is my favorite so far. I love the bold pink design topped with black elements. The colorway of the accent nail perfectly complements the pink nails, and the piercing and chains serve as the perfect toppers.
Check out this two-themed nail set. One hand has a black and neon green theme, while the other hand has a black and red theme. Both of them have pretty rough designs on top. It seems like a graffiti wall on your nails!
This nail set looks like a paint splatter party. I love the bright neon green contrasting with the black nail base.
How gorgeous are these nails? We’ve got some matte translucent nails topped with some black and white tips, drips, and waves. The star of the show is the unique silver gun toppers.
Is this really an edgy punk nail collection without the simplest yet most classic set? These medium black stiletto nails surely make a statement.
I love how these nails are pretty simple but are made edgier with these cool, sticky-looking web-like designs!
These nails are blinding, but I’m so obsessed I could not stop looking! These duo-tone neon nails with black borders are both futuristic and punk-looking at the same time.
Crocodile prints are always so beautiful to look at. I really love how these ones look so realistic because of the shading.
If you love fire designs, then you’re going to love this one. I love how bright the fire looks on top of the black base.
These are some gorgeous purple chrome nails with these silver toppers that look so cool because they seem to be embossed on top of the nail itself.
These punky nails are more on the colorful side and are cut in the middle with a thin black vertical line. It makes the illusion of the nails sharper.
You don’t need a lot of accessories to make a punky, edgy nail set. These are short and simple. The nails are mostly long black French tips, and the accent nails are clear and topped with a cross design.
Here are some black round nails with these really cool intricate silver patterns. There are also some gems on top.
Here’s an edgy nail set featuring a bit more color. We’ve got different variations and colors of crocodile skin prints and some gold accessories on top.
This one’s pretty cool and unique because the base is mostly nude, but the middle has a pink gradient design on it. There are also some branch-like designs on top.
Here’s a predominantly black tapered set with one nail painted in matte gray. The chain-like accessories in this look really make all the difference.
I’ve never been much of a punk rock girl myself but this edgy nail art
stands out. I’m loving it. Whether you copy one of these nail designs for yourself or you come up with your own punk look, let us see them! 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.