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:
Olympic Torch 1 of 15A nod to the London Olympics, featuring the torch.
Photo: Lucy's Stash
Classic Olympics Nails 2 of 15It 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 15A prettier pastel version to celebrate the Olympics!
See step-by-step directions at Nail Hart
Press-On Pride 4 of 15
The Torch 5 of 15Celebrate the games by featuring the most iconic symbol of the games.
Photo: Maquiclub Girls
2012 Olympics Torch 6 of 15Another torch-centered idea, which takes a little more artistic ability — but the payoff is pretty impressive.
Photo: Fancy Phalanges
Patriotic 7 of 15
More Patriotism 8 of 15I 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 15If 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 15Another idea to feature the Olympic Torch.
World Flags 11 of 15Paint flags on your fingers to represent the global unity that the Olympics represents.
More Flags 12 of 15More flag designs to replicate — some easier than others.
Photo via gabisnails
Big City: London 13 of 15Or just celebrate the host city with a London nail design.
Photo: Nails by Coewless
London Themed Nails: Underground Map Design 14 of 15A 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 15Another 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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