/ nail polish
/ mini screws
/ small wire cutter
/ superglue/nail glue
Nail piercings take me right back to 1998, when I would save up my allowance to buy those tiny rings to put through my nails. Though this nineties-inspired nail tutorial involves some more unexpected tools, it’s still simple to complete. You’ll also need to take a trip to your local optician (or find a glasses repair kit) to find miniature screws which will serve as industrial looking, real hardware nail piercings. Though putting holes through your nail does weaken them, it’s a cool thing to have for a few days if you were planning to cut your long nails anyway. (I made this manicure last month for Urban Outfitters, but thought it was cool enough to share here as well)
1.) Paint your nails.
2.) How to get a hole through your nail: Lay your hand on a flat surface with your palm facing up. From the back of your nail carefully “screw” the pin through with a bit of pressure. If you keep turning the pin between your index finger and thumb you’ll get a little hole after a minute or two. Be careful to not just poke it through as it can cause little cracks in your nail.
3.) Shorten the screws by clipping off a millimeter with the wire cutter.
4.) Add a drop of glue and put a screw through the hole in your nail.