Backstage at Giamba AW15

Nail Art Made Easy: How To Tattoo Your Talons

The inspiration backstage at Giamba AW15? “What would Cara D do?”

Mini icons were scrawled across models hands, faces and nails. While the face thing hasn’t caught on (yet), tattoos are the hottest thing in nail art right now and the technique is surprisingly easy‚Ķ Just watch and learn with our how-to.

Choose your favourite nail icons in either stark black or cool metallics. We used Bourjois but also check out nail tats from Nails Inc and Daisy Knights.

Make sure your base coat polish contrasts with your sticker colour – brights and whites tend to work best to show off your design to the max. Once your polish is dry, carefully place your icons on the nailbed with mini tweezers to avoid smudge accidents.

Go matchy-matchy with a repeat pattern, or make like a Giamba model and choose random icons for a cool take on the trend. We used a matching pattern on every other nail.

Use a top coat to seal your nail art masterpieces. Unlike real tattoos, you can remove and start again with a whole new set of designs.

If you want to be really clever, bring your jewellery into the mix with pieces that echo the designs of your nails. Cara Delevingne would be proud.