I'm stepping into uber geek territory here and showing a nail art design I made using temporary tattoo paper and a Mandelbrot set design.
What's a Mandelbrot set you ask? It's a distinctive and easily recognizable two-dimensional fractal shape, named after the mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot. Or as Wikipedia explains it "... the Mandelbrot set is the set of values of c in the complex plane for which the orbit of 0 under iteration of the complex quadratic polynomial zn+1 = zn2 + c remains bounded. That is, a complex number c is part of the Mandelbrot set if, when starting with z0 = 0 and applying the iteration repeatedly, the absolute value of zn remains bounded however large n gets."
Still with me? Nah. Well don't worry I don't understand any of that mathematical mumbo jumbo either, but I do know if you google image search "Mandelbrot" you'll get a bunch of aesthetically beautiful designs that would work perfectly for nail art temporary tattoos.
Here is the Mandelbrot design I printed onto the temporary tattoo paper. I cut sections for all my nails, and used a full mini design on each of my thumbs.
Image source: http://fractaljourney.blogspot.com.au/
Unfortunately there was no sun today, so I had to take these under the bathroom light. It was also after 24 hours of wear, so there are the starts of some tip wear where I forgot to wrap my tips.
Here is my right had to show the different designs and colours - and I still can't work out how to hold my hand with it feeling cacky handed!
The only thing that annoyed me with this mani are the little lines across the nail that look like hairs. They are in fact little gaps that my ink jet printer leaves when printing sometimes - grrrrr. It's only really noticeable in these photos and not no much in real life.
If you need more information about how I did these temporary tattoo nail art designs, then check out my tutorial. I have also grouped my other temporary tattoo nail art designs under one tag.
I hadn't done a temporary tattoo design for ages, and I'm really happy with how this one turned out.