Though the canvas is small, intricate nail art has become a big part of contemporary beauty culture, thanks to stars like Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo and J-Lo.

One nail artist, Tahvya Krok, owner of Nailed by Tav in South Pasadena, is pushing the boundaries of nail art and taking self-expression to new heights — and new lengths.

“LA Times Today” visited Thavya at her salon to learn more.

A set by Tav typically costs between $250-$500, depending on the complexity of the design. Visit her Instagram, @NailedbyTav to see more of her work and book a session.

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