52 Skull Nail Art Design Ideas for 2022

Skull nail art can add some personality and sass to your nails. Usually in black and white, but you might be surprised at how vivid this design can be and how many opportunities you get to show your unique style. I love this look. From the freehand to the stencils and whether they’re worn on Halloween or year-round. I’m here for it.

We looked through thousands of skull nail designs to find our favorites. We have you covered whether you want an easy design to do yourself and show your creative side or something more complex to show your nail tech as inspiration.

skull nail design ideas
We are starting this set with some black painted nails with a very interesting outline art style. We’ve got some skulls, butterflies, and mushrooms painted in white. Some stunning detail, especially on the skull.
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I love how these nails have a black base that’s accented with these colored skulls and flowers. These are perfect for those who don’t love loud nails but still want something a little outside the standard black and white nail design.
skull nail design
We’ve got these lovely black and white nails. The black nails remain plain aside from one that’s topped with silver sparkles. The white nails are topped with a letter, skull, and rose.
skull nail art
I love these edgy black nails topped with these extravagant silver jewelry. The white nails have a chalky effect on them, and the silver jewelry is also mixed with chains and pearls.
skull nail designs
Here’s a fun and trendy colorful set. We’ve got some skulls, some smiley fire symbols, a heart lock, and a colorful peace sign! It’s a mix of edgy and fun.
skull nail designs
Go for these medium yellow Frenchies if you want a bright nail set. On top of each nail is a different color gem-surrounded skull design. Don’t miss the unique texture under each skull. They have a kind of sweater nail texture look to them.
skull nail design ideas
Here’s a pretty cohesive nail look that incorporates two different designs. We’ve got this full red nail set with a devil design and a skull design painted on the other set.
skull nail design
I love this colorway! We’ve got these gorgeous short tapered nails with a black polish base. On top, we’ve got multiple skull designs with a print overlay.
skull nails
I love this pink and purple set and how it contrasts with the edgy skull design! We’ve got a bunch of interesting elements such as paint drips, splatters, ombrés, and gems.
skull nail polish design
We have these light pink sparkly nails with this beautiful skull design that connects when you put three nails together.
skull nail art
These nails just keep on getting more and more creative. We have these orange nails combined with skull designs and dark blue glitters.
skull nail design
We’ve got these fascinating blue and violet swirled nails that serve as the nail base. The designs are a combination of white skull heads and black skeletons walking around.
skull nails
Here’s a gray and black stiletto nail set. One hand is painted with gray nails and has a skull and moon nail design similar to the other hand. I love a bit of asymmetry on my nail designs like this. It really makes the accent nail pop.
skull nail design
Here’s a black nail set topped with some bright neon green glitter. On top, we’ve got some white flowers, skulls, stars, and butterfly stencils. The green matches the design, and the glitter pushes that over the top a bit more.
skull nail design
skull nails
If you want edgy nails that are beautifully designed, then you’ve got to try this nail set. Some nails are painted with a purple to black ombré and are topped with some glitter. The two accent nails are painted black and are topped with a violet skull and spider web nail design.
skull nail polish design
I love this clean black nail set. It looks pretty clean because the base of the nails is this sheen milky white polish. On top, it’s got some black painted designs of passages, crosses, flowers, and skulls.
skull nail design
Now, this nail set is a mix of black, red, and a little bit of white. We’ve got a black glitter nail, a red nail w black streaks, and a white nail topped with a flower-covered skull.
skull nails
I love how this set looks like a combination of tattoo-looking art and neon designs. My favorite has to be the full skull sketch with neon green and orange hints. This gives us an interesting mix of colorful and still a serious vibe to it.
skull nail design
Check out these groovy nails! We’ve got some vertical, multi-colored waves that produce a groovy effect, and on top of some of these nails are these adorable skulls that add so much character.
skull nail design
I love these medium-sized pink nails designed with pastel green French tips. We’ve also got an accent nail with a pretty realistic skull design. Something about the detail of the art itself adds more of a creepy style to this set. Great contrast against the light shade tips.
skull nail art
We’ve got another black and white nail set. It’s a combination of black and white matte nails, shaded flowers, and some intricately designed skulls.
skull nail design ideas
Here’s a pretty modern nail set with some neon pink and red nails. The pink sparkly nails serve as a base for the red crocodile print French tips. Some nails are topped with gold jewelry as well.
skull nail designs
If you love nails that aren’t too bright but aren’t too edgy either, then you might want to give this set a go. We’ve got some gray nails with drip, skull, and flower designs on top.
skull nail design ideas
These pink nails matched with the black nails are adorable, especially with the silver glitter nail with an embossed skull in it. It’s a mix of cute and edgy at the same time.
skull nail design ideas
This is one of my favorite nail sets from this collection because of the beautiful brown colorway mixed with a bit of gold. In addition, it’s got some interesting designs, from a full gold foil nail, animal skull, and eye to an ombré.
skull nail designs
If you prefer keeping your nail short, but you still want a nail set that’s quite interesting, then give this set a try. We’ve got a variety of skull designs mixed with galactic-looking nails.
skull nail design ideas
I really love how red tattoos look. This nail set embraces the entire tattoo look design with some shaded black and red prints on top.
skull nails
skull nails
The best way to dress up black nails is to match them with very bright colors. Along with these black painted nails are some neon nails and a bright yellow skull design.
skull nails
Here’s a softer nail set for those who prefer lighter colors but still want to incorporate the skull design. The skulls are also mixed in with a bunch of pink roses.
skull nail design
This shade of red is my absolute favorite because of how classy it looks. I love this entire look, especially the gold glass-looking skull toppers. The design here is fairly subtle, if you weren’t paying attention you might miss the skull look entirely.
skull nail polish design
These nails feel so festive because of how colorful it is. The skull has purple-colored eye sockets and intricately designed tips.
skull nail design ideas
Here’s an interesting twist on our classic white Frenchies. On top of the Frenchies are some colored dots outlining the tips. There’s also an accent nail with a skull with a flower on top.
skull nail designs
Here are some pink and black nails. The black nails are plain with a matte finish, while the pink nails are topped with some flowers and a skull.
skull nail designs
I find this nail set so cool. It looks pretty sleek because of its black base topped with a bunch of skull designs. It’s topped with this gorgeous glossy top coat.
skull nail polish design
I love this holographic ombré nail set that’s a mix of purple, blue, and green. On top are these tri-colored broken shells and white skull prints.
skull nail designs
Here’s a nail set that mixes two designs of different styles together. The more posh design is this white French tip topped with Swarovski crystals, while the edgier design is the pink nails topped with a skull print.
skull nail design
These grayish-brown square-shaped nails are paired with snakeskin printed nails and a skull-designed nail with a butterfly.
skull nail designs
The best thing about this set is the black nails topped with brownish glitter. It looks quite simple but interesting as well.
skull nails
skull nail designs
I love how the skull design on this set is quite lowkey. We’ve got some black painted nails paired with neon green drips and a drip with an almost skull design from the moon of the nail. The colorway is a perfect match to the look.
skull nails
This nail set mixes two different designs together. The first design is a blue reptile skin design with realistic-looking eyes. The second design is a multi-colored marble topped with some colored skulls. Fantastic look. Very unique.
skull nail art
These black and white nails have a clear top layer which is designed with moons, stripes, sparkles, and drips.
skull nail design
Now, check out these chrome nails topped with layered skulls. I love how the skulls are just stencils so that the chrome can still shine through.
skull nail polish design
These bright yellow two-toned nails have an accent nail with a skull in the middle. A playful color with a darker style creates a great contrast and a fantastic look.
skull nail polish design
If you want a lavender nail design that’s edgy as well, then this might be a good nail set to try. We’ve got some fire symbols, lavender hearts, and some skulls too.
skull nail design ideas
This gorgeous black set contains full black nails with some subtle silver shimmer and some translucent black nails with a skull design. That small flower is a nice touch.

I don’t think any of these designs look like another. Potentially one of the most unique styles we’ve looked at in a while. Whether you copy one of these or you come up with something else, we want to see it! 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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