Shark week might be over but this shark nail art trend is still going
hard. Whether you want to raise some awareness for these incredible creatures or simply show off your love for all things ocean-related, these fierce-looking designs look great and are going to stand out.
We went through
thousands of designs from some very talented nail artists to find some inspiration no matter what your style. From the minimalist to the glam there’s a little bit of something for everyone.
Keep your friends close and your manicurist closer if they’re rocking nails like this. 🦈💅
We’re starting our shark nail art collection with these pretty dark gray nails. I really like how simple the entire look is and how fitting the shark accent nail is.
This is a really beautiful deep blue nail set of an overhead view of these beautiful hammerhead sharks. I really love how it feels like I’m just peeking through the ocean.
We’ve got a beautiful almond-shaped nail set here that’s got these beautiful sharks swimming around and circling one another. I like how some nails are kept bare in order for the design to not be too overdone.
If you’re looking for a cute take on these shark-themed nails, we’ve got one just for you! I love the cute “Stop! Hammer Time” catchphrase; it’s just so witty!
Here’s a beautiful two-toned nail set that features one dark blue accent nail that adds a bit of variety and depth to the look.
If you’re looking for a set that’s more glamorous and extravagant, why not go for these long stiletto nails? I love how we’ve got a mix of sea designs, gold shark toppers, and shark paintings.
Here’s another beautiful stiletto nail set painted with some dark blue glitter. I really love the connected nail design that looks like the shark is coming to bite you.
If you’re feeling something a bit more simple, these bright nails might be something you’d like to try out. I especially like the design that looks like a shark has bitten into it. A fantastic accent nail design idea.
We’re adding a bit of color into your life with these pretty multi-colored nails! I love how the stripes brighten the entire look.
Here’s another nail set leaning more towards the simple side. I like how they included two different shark designs to really emphasize that shark theme.
This is a nail set that I absolutely love! The colorway is fun and inviting, and the designs are also so adorable and lively!
If you’re the type of person who prefers really simple nail sets without too many designs, why not give these short matte pink nails a go?
We’re moving on with these pink and gray nails. I really like the open mouth shark nail tip design as it adds a bit of fun to the look.
Here’s another nail set that’s animated and enjoyable! I love how there is a mix of different multi-colored cohesive designs that make me miss nature so much more!
We’ve got another very simple blue nail set. This time, the blue shade has a hint of teal to it. I like how the shark also looks very simple and cute.
Here’s a rather intricate nail design. We’ve got this beautiful design of the sea that shows different sea creatures living together.
I find this nail set so cute because of the vibrant color palette used! I like how we’ve got three different shark designs with really cool blue and pink backgrounds.
Here’s another simple blue nail set, but this time, it’s painted with matte polish. I like how they added two different accent nails; one is a different shade of blue while the other is a glossy finish shark design.
Here’s a close-up of this realistic-looking design of these pretty sharks swimming through the ocean. I like how they added a lot of highlights to achieve that realistic effect.
We’re moving forward with these gray stiletto-shaped nails. I love the creativity behind adding these pretty ocean-themed nail tips!
If you prefer a darker look, why not go with these dark blue nails? I like the shark fin design the most because it gives off that eerie feeling.
Here’s another stiletto-shaped nail set with a bunch of different designs to it. I like how they added 3D toppers in order to add dimension to the look.
We’ve got these pretty matte blue nails topped with some different shark designs. My favorite has to be the accent nail of the bitten surfboard!
Here’s a cute round nail set mixed with a dark yet vibrant blue. I like how the designs are a bit more simple as it makes it easy to DIY at home.
We’ve seen quite a lot of different swimming shark designs in this collection, but this one stands out because of the pretty silver sharks that add a bit of highlight and shadows to the look.
Here’s a really cute animated design of a bunch of sharks saying hi! I really like how this one’s a lot more charming and inviting!
If you’re a fan of the classic French tips look, you’re going to enjoy this set! You can stick to your French tips while still having some fun designs on your set.
Here’s a set for those who love the color pink! I like how they switched it up by adding a pink arc to the moons of the nails.
If you enjoy geometric designs, then this is a look I’d recommend. We’ve got a bunch of different multi-colored sections topped with some layered lines.
Here’s another cute nail set! I really like the look of the pink background, which really makes the blue design on top pop!
We’ve got another top view of some beautiful sharks swimming through the sea. I love how they really tried to be realistic with the shadows and highlights on this look.
This is definitely one of my favorite looks from this nail set because of how beautiful the polish used despite how neutral the color is.
If you love blue nails, but you find them a bit too dull, why not try out this full glitter look? The connected wandering shark is also a huge plus!
We’re toning it down a bit to more cute looks with this nail set that uses a layered color art style. This is much easier for those who aren’t used to adding shadows and highlights yet! The little anchor nail art design is a nice touch to keep with that ocean theme.
If you’re an advocate for conserving one of the most vulnerable and valuable creatures, then this Save the Sharks nail set would be perfect for you!
Here are some more tropical-themed nail sets that make me want to head to the beach real quick! My favorite still has to be the bitten-down surfboard designs.
If you’re a fan of the jaws movie or if you generally have a fear of sharks, why not give this nail set a try? I love how the designs emphasize the look of sharks just lurking around.
This wouldn’t be a complete shark nail art collection without a feature from the different baby sharks! This is a cute look to try out.
If you’ve watched Finding Nemo, you’d know that fish are friends, not food. I really love how they were able to encapsulate this cute scene in a nail set!
Here’s an absolutely adorable tropical-themed shark design of this cute shark and her headdress! The cute bubble effects add a bit of fun to the look.
We’ve got another fun and glamorous nail set featuring the most adorable shark that’s got a tiny pink heart on top!
Here’s another simple nail look for those who prefer pastels. We’ve got this pretty pastel blue set paired with a simple nail with a shark on it.
If you find your blue nails a bit too dull, why not try adding some gold swirls to them? I really like how it made the entire look luxurious!
I really love this nail set because it was able to mirror the depth of the ocean so well. I also like how there are a couple of water and seaweed highlights at the back.
If you’re looking for a rather gory nail set, you might want to give this one a try. The blood splatters really give off a creepy feeling.
We’re bringing you something different for a change. Check out this pretty mermaid design with a shark tied up!
We’re ending this nail collection with an almond-shaped set with bursts of gradient color! It’s topped with this classic swimming shark silhouette that just looks so lovely.
I’ll be honest, the range of shark nail art
really does surprise me. I hadn’t pictured such a range of cute and realistic designs and there are some very talented nail artists on display 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.
If you add a shark to
your nails (whether you copy one of these or try something else) send us a photo! If we feature your submission, we’ll cover your manicure!