13 Halloween Nail Art Ideas That Don't Involve Pumpkins & Candy Corn

Photographed by Dan McCoy.
Asking for a striped candy-cane nail in December is kind of like asking for a lollipop after the doctor gives you a shot — something we'd like to think we've outgrown. But with the rise of Instagram, and the correlation between trendy manicures and the number of likes you get on your hand-around-the-mug pic, seasonally-inspired nail art has suddenly gone from childlike and cheesy to subtle and chic.
And with the spookiest of holidays coming up soon, we're adjusting our manis accordingly. From blood-dipped art to fingers that shoot daggers, these are Halloween nails you'll actually feel cool wearing.