Hello there, I’m Naoko.
Do you know ITANAIL?
In Japan, nail art design using some characters or logos of anime and manga is called ITANAIL.
Everyone feels like “I don’t know where I can do it” or “I wonder whether nailists can paint my nails just as I imagine”.
In order to dispel these anxieties, I tried ITANAIL for the first time.
Introduction of the Nail Salon
“nail salon FIRST” is near Tenmabashi, Osaka city.
When you enter the salon, you can feel a good atmosphere with clean white color.
Then when having a seat, you realize a big monitor which can be sees from all of booths.
This monitor shows movies all the time, so you don’t feel tired during the waiting.
This time shop manager Tomomi has painted my nails.
She is so beautiful, and I kind of felt sorry asking her to paint my nails as ITANAIL.
How to order ITANAIL
I ordered an “Evangelion” and “Attack on Titan” design.
I chose the chracters and patterns, and showed those pictures to her with my iPhone.
You don’t need to decide all of the design from the beginning because the nail technicians will give you advice at any time.
Amazing sensitive design
Let’s start with the left hand.
Firstly, coating the base color.
Can you see what this is?
Eyes were drawn.
Now you got it!
Yes, it is Rei Ayanami!
Without any drafts, a perfect Rei was drawn.
This is not a seal. I was surprised by the high qualitiy!
OK,let’s go back to the other nails.
Lance of Longinus is done in a moment.
The other nails are designed with an image of Plugsuits which is worn by the characters for the battle scenes.
(You can see an hazy image over the nails.)
I’m gonna show you the finished version at the end…
Next, the right hand.
Same like the left hand, the coating base color first.
Can you see what is written?
This is the famous words of Eren Yeager!
This means “I’m gonna destroy them!!”
You would already know because it is the representative words of Attack on Titan.
Next up is the thumb nail.
You got it?
He has an unpleasant look in his eyes….
Captain Levi is here!
I love Levi so that I have a his face like below.
Woops, I’m wandering from the subject.
You have seen this famous sign, haven’t you?
Now you can see it!
The Survey Corps sign!!
This is also a sensitive design, but shop manager Tomomi did it easily!
Thanks for your patience!
Here is the finished version.
Thumb: Rei Ayanami
Middle finger: Lance of Longinus
Other fingers: The Plugsuit of Rei, Shinji, Asuka
Thumb: Captain Levi
Middle finger: “I’m gonna destroy them!!”
Ring finger: The Survey Corps sign
In Attack on titan alot of dark green and brown colors are used, so I asked Tomomi to use these colors and left it up to her. She is amazing.
I was totally satisfied with ITANAIL.
These senstive lines are even more beautiful in reality.
After I got my nails done, I showed my nails to my co-workers.
Everyone says “Amazing!” “Incredible!” “Awesome!”, so that I gave everyone a smug look. 🙂 (Actually, Tomomi is amazing, of course!)
My first ITANAIL was awesome!
“nail salon FIRST” has so many samples, of course including ITANAIL.
After I saw these samples, I wanna try all of these designs.
You don’t need to get ITANAILs for all of your nails, you can try an ITANAIL only on your thumb nail!
If you go to “nail salon FIRST”, don’t miss to make a reservation, and you’d better go there when you have enough time.
Be sure to go to “nail salon FIRST”, if you plan a trip to Japan!
nail salon FIRST
2-7-22 1F, Temma, Kita-ku
Osaka-shi, Osaka, 530-0043, Japan
OPEN:11:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. Mon to Sun