Nail striping tape is thin tape that can be used to easily create nail art designs with straight lines, like stripes, plaid, or color blocks. Nail striping tape comes in a wide range of colors and usually has a metallic finish. Depending on the look you’re going for, the nail striping tape can be left on the nail or removed after being painted over to reveal a design with the base coat color peeking out.
If you plan on leaving the nail striping tape on your nails as part of the design, apply the tape when the nail polish underneath is still slightly tacky. Although there is adhesive on the tape, it’s not usually strong enough to hold it in place on the nail. A quality top coat should also be used to seal the design.
Not sure how to use nail striping tape? Take a look at these awesome striping tape nail art designs for some great inspiration!
1. Red and Silver Striping Tape Nail Art
Placing red and silver nail striping tape in a simple pattern over white nails for a striking look.
2. Easy Striped Nail Art
A striped nail art design is quick and easy with nail art striping tape.
3. Fishnet Nail Art With Striping Tape
Criss-crossed nail striping tape can be used to create a sexy fishnet nail art design!
4. Blue Color Block Nail Art
Color block nails are easy peasy and super pretty with a little nail striping tape.
5. Two-Tone Blue Nails
This blue striping tape nail art design is so easy to do and sure to get a few compliments.
6. Stamped Blue Striping Tape Nail Art
Separate a solid color and a stamped nail art designs with a piece of nail striping tape for a chic and trendy design.
7. Black and Gold striping Tape Nail Art
This black and gold design has a sophisticated look, and no one needs to know that it’s a striping nail art design!
8. Blue and Gold Striping Tape Nail Art
Blue and gold go together beautifully in this striping tape nail art design!
9. White and Blue Striping Tape Nail Art
Stick nail striping tape is fantastic for making perfectly straight lines in nail art designs!
10. Black and Red Fishnet Nail Design
A sexy red and black fishnet nail design looks complicated, but it’s oh so easy with just a little nail striping tape!
11. Yellow and Black Striped Nail Design
Buzz! Buzz! This black and yellow striped nail design reminds me of some bumble bee nail art!
12. Pink and Yellow Nail Art With Striping Tape
Looking for a bright and colorful striping tape nail art design? This bright pink and pastel yellow nail design is pretty and cheerful!
13. Geometric Patterned Nail Art Design
Geometric pattern nail art designs look so complicated, but they’re much easier than you’d think with a little nail art tape!
14. Blocks of Color Nail Art
Blocks of color are easy to achieve with some nail art striping tape, and the results are phenomenal after removing the tape!
15. Checkered Nail Art
A net of diagonal criss-crossed nail art striping tape makes an amazing checkered design after removing the tape.
16. Embellished Checkered Design
Nail art rhinestones can also add a little extra sparkle to this striping tape nail art design!
Once you’re finished creating your striping tape nail art designs, don’t forget to add a clear topcoat to protect your design. A quick-dry topcoat can help keep the nail striping tape in place and prevent chips, so your design will last much longer.