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Fun Nail Art for the Olympics

With every occasion comes an excuse for fun nail art — and what better excuse than the upcoming Summer Olympics in London.

Here are some of the most creative nail art ideas for the Summer Olympics 2012:

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  • Olympic Torch 1 of 15
    Olympic Torch
    A nod to the London Olympics, featuring the torch.
    Photo: Lucy's Stash
  • Classic Olympics Nails 2 of 15
    Classic Olympics Nails
    It doesn't matter what year it is — re-use this nail art idea for every Olympics game.
    Photo: The Daily Nail
  • Pastel Olympics Nails 3 of 15
    Pastel Olympics Nails
    A prettier pastel version to celebrate the Olympics!
    See step-by-step directions at Nail Hart
  • Press-On Pride 4 of 15
    Press-On Pride
    If you're nail-art challenged, Minx makes flag nail art that you basically just stick on.
    Buy from Aliexpress, $11.39
  • The Torch 5 of 15
    The Torch
    Celebrate the games by featuring the most iconic symbol of the games.
    Photo: Maquiclub Girls
  • 2012 Olympics Torch 6 of 15
    2012 Olympics Torch
    Another torch-centered idea, which takes a little more artistic ability — but the payoff is pretty impressive.
    Photo: Fancy Phalanges
  • Patriotic 7 of 15
    Patriotic
    The Olympics are an opportunity to show your patriotic pride. It's also a good opportunity to try out those Independence Day nail art ideas that you missed out on. This is an Explosion tape mani originally featured on Nailside.
    Photo: Amber Did It
  • More Patriotism 8 of 15
    More Patriotism
    I really loved this easy nail-art tutorial for the 4th of July, and I'm happy to have a second chance to use it before next year. Show your Team USA pride with this easier-than-it-looks nail idea.
    See the tutorial at The Beauty Department
  • Subtle Team Spirit 9 of 15
    Subtle Team Spirit
    If painting flags and teeny tiny designs is above your skill level, this is an easy way to represent your country's colors.
    Photo: Caitlin's Creative Corner
  • Olympic Torch 10 of 15
    Olympic Torch
    Another idea to feature the Olympic Torch.
    Photo: Glowstars.net
  • World Flags 11 of 15
    World Flags
    Paint flags on your fingers to represent the global unity that the Olympics represents.
    Photo: HelloGiggles
  • More Flags 12 of 15
    More Flags
    More flag designs to replicate — some easier than others.
    Photo via gabisnails
  • Big City: London 13 of 15
    Big City: London
    Or just celebrate the host city with a London nail design.
    Photo: Nails by Coewless
  • London Themed Nails: Underground Map Design 14 of 15
    London Themed Nails: Underground Map Design
    A unique way to represent the London 2012 Olympics: maps of the London subways.
    See the video tutorial from SweetieNails on YouTube
  • 2012 Olympics Nail Art 15 of 15
    2012 Olympics Nail Art
    Another step-by-step video tutorial that results in this fun 2012 London nail art.
    See the video from PixiePolish on YouTube

 

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