45+ Snake Nail Design Ideas for 2022

Do you want to add a little bit of bite to your nails? These snake nail art ideas are the perfect way to do just that! Whether you want something subtle or eye-catching, there’s a snake nail design for you. I’ve tried to include a wide range so there’s something to suit every style. Get some inspiration for something unique or if you see something you like enough, try it on your own nails!

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Large coffin nails with a light shade of pink and these fantastic 3D snakes curling around multiple fingers.
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The colorway really suits the art style of this set. I’ve heard of people biting their nails but I sort of feel like these ones would bite back.
snake nail design ideas
I really like this cute spiritual-themed nail set. Not every nail needs a snake and it fits in well with something like a flame nail design.
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Rather than having a snake itself, how about this snakeskin-style french tip?
snake nail polish design
Bling bling. Lots of rhinestones on this set and a large snake charm on the ring finger nail. Such a versatile look.
snake nail polish design
You also don’t need an elaborate 3D version or a snake charm stuck to the nail. This hand-painted design only takes a gel button and a steady hand for this fantastic end result.
snake nail design ideas
I have a soft spot for matte white gel nails and this large snake curling through them has such intricate detail I can’t not love them.
snake nail design ideas
And just to show that snake nails can work in any style how about more playful light blue nails with a little bit of gold behind that snake? Very cute.
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A different take on the scales idea. A different color for each fingernail but the idea is the same.
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snake nail art
Or how about this seriously glam set? The snake curling around the middle finger would look good enough by itself but the charms throughout the other fingers is just to die for.
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A more minimalist take on these acrylics. Simple lines and some v french tips go so well together.
snake nail design ideas
For a darker take on the style you could do worse than gold on black background. Some pretty thick lines here showing you don’t need a huge amount of detail for this nail art style to work.
snake nail design ideas
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But the detail does work if you go down that route. This is my personal preference as they just look so unique.
snake nail art
Another take on the minimalist style and probably somewhere in the middleground for detail on the snake itself.
snake nail art
The most playful so far. Bright neon yellow against a cute pink with a little black outlining.
snake nail art
The stiletto look here with the red and black french tips is starting to look like fangs… or am I overthinking it?
snake nail design
It’s not often I see metallic purple nail polish done well but it really suits this design.
snake nail design ideas
Finally! We have a design that combines the snake outline with the snakeskin itself and in this fantastic white and gold look. These might be my favorite so far.
snake nail design
Some negative space nail stamps with this fantastic snakeskin design. I really like the colorway here. I like everything about this set.
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Curvy green snake nails. Probably a more common colorway for this design but this is a great take on it.
snake nail design
Or a minimalist take on the snakeskin.
snake nail design ideas
This delicious gold on metallic red. Yum.
snake nail design ideas
snake nail polish design
Nude nail extensions with a single little snake can add a lot of style to an otherwise subtle set of nails.
snake nail art
I love the slight color shade differences between each nail here. Incredibly cute. I want them.
snake nail polish design
I think yellow nails are always a fun choice and this is a fun take on the design. The little leaves are a fun little addition.
snake nail art
This is a very unique take on the idea. Large stones and lots of glitter.
snake nail design
Animal print nails are always pretty unique but with a colorway like this they’re going to stand out. You could even do something like this with shorter nails and still have a real statement on your hands.
snake nail art
Some of the best snake nail art has it curving between multiple fingers like this.
snake nails
snake nails
This glittery snake is a good example of a (relatively) easy to DIY version.
snake nail design ideas
Black on black on black on black…
snake nail design
Glittery repile nails. I like the pinky nail style change.
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Oh, these are cute. A little bit of glitter to them as well.
snake nail art
Green nails are always fun, and I like only a smaller part of the snake is visible on this set.
snake nail designs
snake nail designs
A very dark red shade to these gels almost hides the snake if you weren’t looking for it. A more subtle version with still that extra slither of style.
snake nail polish design
I am so grateful for the opportunity to share these unique designs. The natural beauty of these serpentine scales is something that can be appreciated by people on of any style, and it’s a great way to show off your personality in more ways than one.

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

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