Elizabeth Entenman
Updated May 25, 2016 @ 11:47 am
dragon scale nails
Credit: HBO

Nail art trends come and go—remember newsprint nails?—but every once and a while, a new technique comes along that has serious staying power. Introducing dragon scale nails, the new nail art style you’re going to want to try ASAP.

First brought to our attention by Elite Daily, the dragon scale nails have burst onto the Instagram scene just in time for the new Game of Thrones season. Instead of a regular old manicure, you can turn your nails into a dragon-themed work of art. They’re eye-catching and oh-so impressive. Daenerys Targaryen would be proud!

We’re loving these fire-red scales.

And this wicked pointy manicure.

These claws are subtle, but fierce.

This green is gorgeous!

So are these dainty scales.

You could also give every nail a different design. Because why not?

Khaleesi vibes for days.

What’s the secret to mastering the dragon scale nails technique? There are a few different ways to achieve the look. You can use a layered dot technique, make a scales stencil, or paint the polish over fishnet stockings. Or, you can wing it (pun intended) and go the freehand route.

Now grab some polish and channel your inner Khaleesi!