Have you ever seen an amazing manicure, and you just knew that you needed your nails to look just like that? Many people take pictures to their nail technician to show her exactly how they would like their nails done. Many of the designs involve multiple colors and extra accessories. A skilled technician can come very close to recreating the client’s picture and possibly even make it look better than the original.

That’s what a skilled nail tech can do. Then there are those who disappoint their clients. We’re sure they intend to fulfill the client’s wishes of beautiful nails, but many people have apparently had traumatic experiences after getting their nails done.

In a now viral video, TikTok user kneelyknight could not hold back the tears as she showed what she wanted her nails to look like versus what her nails actually look like. She was devastated.

She is not the only one who has had a horrible manicure experience. Here are 11 examples of manicures that went terribly wrong.

  1. Pastel Messup

    @kneelyknightThis was the worst experience I’ve ever had. ##nails ##help ##foryou ##foryoupage

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely

  2. Yellow Ombre

    @angehI cried. This is why I do my own nails now😭 ##fyp ##xyzbca ##nails ##littlethings ##foryou

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely

  3. Not Even the Same Colors

    @lexiekent_He said this is the remix ✨##greenscreen ##fyp ##nails

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely

  4. A Pathetic Recreation

    @mrs.meloich am anfang hahaha 😦##nailsfail##trustnoone ##xyzbca ##fyp ##foryou ##fürdich ##german ##viral ##justforfun ##howduoyoulisten ##joke##ironie

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely

  5. Nowhere Close

    @giannacharlesso this happened to me today…. ##fyp ##foryou

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely

  6. Another Nail Fail

    @holly105Lesson learned don’t believe everything they post on their page ##greenscreen ##fyp ##nailfail ##fail

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely

  7. She Called Her Mom Crying

    @kaitlinhealyCalled my mom balling the second I left and she had to call the nail salon ##fyp ##nails ##ugly

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely

  8. Completely Wrong

    @carlllllyy##greenscreen ##fyp ##viral ##trending ##nailchallenge ##foryoupage sadly based on true events😪

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely

  9. Not the Same At All

    @kblairmuafound this audio and couldn’t miss the opportunity 🙄 ##nails ##nailfail ##fyp

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely

  10. Was This Nail Tech Even Trained?

    @valenchacinn26me las van a arreglar el jueves so idc ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely

  11. A Poor Attempt

    @upinthecloud##nails ##help ##foryou ##foryoupage ##trending

    ♬ original sound – madelineshaeneely