Nerdy Nails

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I’m the kind of girl who can talk about the latest nail polish colors longer than most.  I just really like getting manicures, which is something certain people think I do too often (*cough cough* dad)… but that’s debatable.

Enjoy these geeky nail designs I found.  My favorites are Domo, Mondrain, Binary, Super Mario, Space Invaders, Poke Balls and “My Neighbor Totoro”. Some of these aren’t the neatest nail designs… okay most of them.  BUT the fact that these women, and one man (Dali), proudly wore all this geekery on their nails, and most of them painted themselves, is something I had to showcase.

Domo (mascot of Japan’s NHK television station)

Art nail with Van Googh, Mondrain, Okeefe, Matisse and Monalisa.

Salvador Dali Laser Etched Nail Art. Yes it’s a laser so it’s painful, is this a new trend in scarification nail art? Probably not. Watch the video here.

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Or if you can’t read binary it says: “I love these binary nails!”

Super Mario

Mortal Kombat


Space Invaders



Pac-Man & Ms. Pac-Man


Anime Nails

My Neighbor Totoro nails

23 thoughts on “Nerdy Nails”

  1. Shante' - June 21, 2010 11:43 pm

    SO Adorable! …do one with geeky girl shoes…dr. maartens and all kinds of wild hello kitty kicks!

    1. Channy - July 19, 2011 12:08 pm

      hello kitty and betty boo! imjustsayin

  2. Sarah Tijerina - July 12, 2010 4:09 pm

    omg where’d you get the equipment for that. me and my sister are exactly like you!!!! you have to show me wheres domo,anime, pac man, ms pacman pokemon,space invaders, super mario, the numbers, man those are awesome lol!!!!!! email me the equipment AWESOME!!!!! or where you got them or the pics!!!!! LOL!!!

    1. gurlgonegeek - July 12, 2010 4:19 pm

      haha glad you liked them! well I didn’t do any of these or know anyone who can. I just did some extensive googling! lol But I always suggest going to a Japanese nail salon they are pretty good at nail designs. If you live in NYC Sakura nail salon is really good and i’m sure they can do it if you show them a picture.

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  4. JOMiKO - July 31, 2010 9:02 pm

    Whoa, i love the Domo ones!! =D It remind me my domo bag x)

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  6. Sarah - September 8, 2010 7:58 am

    Ah these nails are epiccccc! I don’t usually pay much attention to mine but seeing these this is one geek fest I want to get involved in!

  7. Chronic Geek - September 28, 2010 8:03 pm

    Yay! I remember searching for binary art one time and those binary nails came up! Lol. Not as stunning but I did my nails with LLAP and 1337 for my friend’s wedding recently. There’s an ok picture of one of my hands up on the blog. I put <3 on the thumbs!

    I used a nail marker that I got at Walgreen's and I think it'd show up even better with a diff. base coat. I did not seal it which was my downfall. Check out the markers though next time you are in a drug store. ;)

    1. gurlgonegeek - September 28, 2010 9:53 pm

      I saw them on your blog how cute!!!

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  9. Karen Price - April 4, 2011 12:46 pm

    I haven’t painted my nails in years, but these look like the kind of fun that might make it worth the effort. I bet a booth at PAX would make bank selling pre-painted acrylic nails with game themes.

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  12. theblackcat1236 - June 8, 2011 10:56 pm

    I love the Totoro ones… But I’d never be able to do that :/

  13. Fantomex - September 5, 2011 4:56 am

    Great designs you’ve shown here. But you also need to do pedicures next, too.

  14. Nail Salons - December 15, 2011 12:41 pm

    that’s so cool, its really a girl thing what can i say, I like geeky nail designs. i have tried domo few months ago for a throw party at my friends. How about putting on swarovski crystals on nails? Have you tried it? Thanks!

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  17. Agnieszka - February 27, 2013 3:12 pm

    Great nails, especially the art ones. But there’s one thing… It’s Matisse (“Woman with a green stripe” aka “Madame Matisse”) not Picasso.

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