Tattoo Inspired Nail Art – Heart & Angel Wings

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might already know that I recently got a tattoo on my shoulder.  This is my first and only tattoo (so far) and I got it in memory of one of my best friends that passed away in 2008.  We met in the 8th grade and were inseparable for many years.  You’ll notice that the tattoo has a Cancer zodiac symbol as a halo over the heart.  We were born 6 days apart in July and we always celebrated our birthdays together, so I wanted to include that symbol.  The heart symbolizes my love for her, and the wings remind me that she is watching over me now in the form of an angel.

I’ve known since I had the tattoo sketched that I was going to have to try to recreate it in the form of nail art… how could I not!?  This is my first attempt.  I have some ideas on how I could improve it so it’s pretty safe to say that I will try this again another day.  I used Gelish Seafoam as the base color and then free-handed the details with acrylic paint.  For the sake of full disclosure, the zodiac symbol on the heart was added on at the last minute in Photoshop.  I’m not skilled enough at free-hand painting yet to get that level of detail, but I really wanted to include the symbol on my image.  Also, this video on YouTube inspired the wings. Tattoo-Inspired Nail Art: Heart, Angel Wings, Cancer Zodiac

My tattoo & inspiration: memorial tattoo with heart, angel wings and Cancer zodiac

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  1. Renee says:

    Andrea, your nail art is the BEST……