53 Cute Turtle Nail Art Designs for 2022

Whether you want to raise some awareness or you just want to feature this incredible animal on your manicure, these turtle nail art designs are sure to stand out from the crowd. Whether you want a simple design as an accent piece or an entire manicure based around them, there’s something for you here.

After scrolling through thousands of nail designs from talented artists, we found a little bit of everything (and loved every moment of it).

Time to shell-ebrate turtles! 🐢💅

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We’re starting our turtle collection with these pretty warm blue nails. I really love the pretty white specks that can be seen in the polish as it looks like fireflies in the ocean.
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We’re moving on with these pretty white nails. I really love the look of the diagonal French tips as sparkly blue tips that look like high waves of the sea.
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Here are some really cute blue sparkly nails. I really like how the blue base looks like a nice bright chrome which allows the turtle design to shine.
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These nails are lovely for those who want something a bit more soft and demure. I really love the cute lavender tones found on the shiny base.
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Here’s a nice silver glitter and pink combination! I like how they kept the design simple by putting silver foil on top.
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If you want something that really fits that under-the-sea vibe, here are some cute short nails for you! I really love the cute bubble nail art too! I love the dark blue contrasting against the light blue background.
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I really love the combination of blue and white for tropical-themed nails. I love how the seahorse and turtle designs pop so well!
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We’ve got some more tropical color combinations! I’m definitely a fan of the bright coral accent nails which brings a lot of brightness to this look.
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If you’re in the mood for something a bit more decorated, I’ve definitely recommend these multi-tone blue French tips!
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We’re moving forward with another shiny yet adorable nail set! Just look at the cute animated turtle and giraffe designs!
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I am quite in love with these nails. I really love the look of the clear nails topped with these pretty seaweed and turtle designs.
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If you want a look that’s all about these pretty turtles, you’re going to enjoy this one. I really love these cute turtle tips!
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If you’re looking for something that’s a bit brighter, these green nails should do! I like how they added even more brightness with the large sequin accent nails!
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We’re moving on to some more sea-themed nails, but this time we’re bringing the mystical in! I love the beautiful multi-colored scales that remind me so much of mermaids.
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These nails are just absolutely adorable! I love the full nails that are designed with the shell of the turtle. So cute!
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I love this nail set because of the cute color combination. My favorite has to be the addition of the purple jelly-like nails!
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If you want a look that’s a bit more sophisticated, I’d recommend going for these pretty blue nails encased in this gorgeous gold glitter.
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Here’s another tropical look giving us an image of the turtles in different habitats! I really like the contrast of the green turtles underneath the deep sea.
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Here’s another decorated look that gives us a look at what it’s like underwater. I love the coordinated design of the pretty seaweed.
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If you’re feeling something that’s got a bit of brightness and shine to it, why not give these pretty silver nails a try?
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If you’re a fan of laying by the beach, you might enjoy these gorgeous sand nails with these pretty waves washing up on shore!
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Here are some lovely light blue nails paired with some designed white nails. I like how the multi-colored dots look like underwater bubbles.
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If you’re looking for a full blue look, look no further as we’ve got a gorgeous one for you! I love how the design accurately depicts the look of water shining underneath the bright sun.
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If you want something a bit deeper, try out these dark blue nails. I love how the turtle design looks like an inverted X-ray design.
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We’re moving forward with these pretty light blue matte nails that are designed with the most adorable turtle nail art of all!
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Here’s a turtle design for those who prefer something a bit more minimalistic. I’m definitely finding the cute Hi so adorable!
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We’ve got a tri-colored nail set that I love! I really like how these colors go so well together, creating more of a modern, fun design.
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If you’re in the mood for something bright and refreshing, why not try out these pretty pink to light blue nails? I like how they mixed in some nails with these pretty underwater designs.
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We’re moving on to something a bit more dashing. I really love the full glitter nails that bring so much life to this look.
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Here’s a really lovely light green nail look. I like how the brightness of the green nails was toned down a bit with the muted blue nail.
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If you’re feeling a darker green mood, I’d definitely go for these pretty green turtle pattern nails. I love how sophisticated the design looks!
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We’re moving on to something that’s a mix of animated and stylish. If you want a French tip set that still looks lively and fun, I’d definitely go for this one.
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Here’s another beautiful white nail set. If you love plain white nails, I’d recommend switching it up by adding one or two simple designs of your choice.
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I really love the green accent nails used in this set because they look so calming and so classy! Such a lovely addition to this animated set.
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We’re moving on with these pretty bright green nails. I really like how refreshing the shade of green used in this set is!
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If you want something classy and clean, I’d recommend this nail set. I love how pretty the turtle shell design is.
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If you’re feeling blue, get this nail set done, and it’ll surely lift your spirits! The silver sequins are definitely a brightening favorite.
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We’ve got a nail set that’s quite unique. I really love the matte blue star designs that are paired with these pretty turtles… in space. MIght not be their natural habitat but they look pretty cute.
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If you want a pink look, try giving these pink nails a go! I like how the pink designs were matched with an equally eye-catching underwater design.
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This nail set is just absolutely breathtaking. I love how everything is decorated with so much depth using colors and toppers.
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Here’s another beautiful blue nail set of the beautiful water under the sun. I really love how the designs on top are kept simple.
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If you’re in the mood for something sultry and classy, I’d definitely go for these black nails paired with these turtle prints.
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This nail set screams tropical! I really love these pretty striped designs painted with the most refreshing colors!
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Here’s another fun shimmering blue nail set that’ll surely catch people’s attention! I love the fun image of the turtles just swimming around.
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If you’re feeling a top-view look of the beautiful see, check out these beautiful nails! I really love how they mixed in multiple hues of blue!
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We’re finishing this turtle nail collection with these beautiful shining blue nails. I really love the turtle stencil that just stands out!

Turtle nail art is such a fun and versatile design and other are some very talented nail artists 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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