Calling all piercing lovers! Though most people will admit to obtaining a piercing on the spur of the moment at Claire’s Accessory Store, such a permanent (and painful) decision usually necessitates some study.
And, with a rising variety of unusual piercings becoming popular thanks to social media, deciding where to go under the needle, both physiologically and geographically, can be tough.
Aside from the piercing, earring selection is another consideration – initial jewelry must be of good quality to avoid irritation, and it cannot be changed until the healing process is complete.
Whether this is your first time being pierced, or you are a piercing junkie, we have summarized the top piercing studios in London!
1. Sacred Gold
Soho Studio Kings Cross Studio
40 Berwick St, London W1F 8RX, Unit 74, Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street,
United Kingdom N1C 4DQ, London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7287 0777 Phone: +44 020 36687 641
From start to finish, the high-end parlor provides a precisely designed experience.
This one-of-a-kind store is created to deliver the most luxurious and relaxing experience possible.
Sacred Gold currently has two locations in London, one in Soho and one in Kings Cross.
Sacred Gold has a large selection of beautiful Body Vision (BVLA) jewelry. For the unfamiliar, BVLA is largely considered the industry’s premier producer of precious metal body jewelry.
In Los Angeles, the items are created, handcrafted, and hand-polished, and Sacred Gold has the widest assortment in Europe. There are conflict-free precious, semi-precious, and synthetic gems available.
The welcoming front-of-house staff at Sacred Gold are there to guide you through the process, helping and advising you on your piercing and jewelry.
Visit their website for a glimpse at their beautiful jewelry and gallery. You can make bookings on the website, or call the store.
2. The Alkemistry
22 Floral St, London WC2E 9DS, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7379 9333
The Alkemistry is the place for those who want more out of their jewelry. They create jewelry with the concept that luxury should awaken emotions. Feeling strong, connected, or simply being yourself.
The Alkemistry celebrates life’s joy with a contemporary, adventurous aesthetic, while always ensuring that its gems are wearable and everlasting.
Each piece is handcrafted from pure gold, diamonds, pearls, and precious gemstones to be loved for a lifetime.
The Alkemistry offers its own exclusive brand as well as many brands from empowering female designers. All of their items are handcrafted in their London Atelier using 18ct gold.
To guarantee that all of their diamonds are ethically sourced and authorized by the Responsible Jewellery Council, The Alkemist only deals with carefully chosen suppliers.
They are open 11 am – 6 pm Tuesday-Saturday. Head over to their website to make an inquiry with the chatbot, or simply email or call them.
3. Maria Tash
Harrods London, Contemporary & Denim, Liberty London, Regent St, Soho,
87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London W1B 5AH, UK
London W1B 5AH, UK Phone: +44 20 454-00458
Phone: +44 20 4540-0128
Maria Tash is a high-end jeweler and piercing store with locations in huge cities all across the globe.
Maria Tash opened her first store in New York in 1933, and since then has opened stores in Miami, Dubai, London, and Dublin.
I personally would trust and feel comfortable choosing Maria Tash, with her years of experience and reputation.
Maria Tash is unrivaled when it comes to piercing. She takes great care in acquiring the greatest and most professional piercers in the world, piercers with extensive and rigorous training, a passion for design, and a commitment to providing a comfortable bedside manner, based on her decades of expertise.
The Maria Tash experience doesn’t end after you leave the store. They are obsessed with ensuring your piercing is perfect which means they’ll reach out to ensure you’re healing appropriately.
They offer free downsizing of posts to ensure the angle is maintained and your piercing has the perfect fit. This service is free of charge, which really proves they care about their customer!
4. Nemesis Body Piercing and Tattoos
3 Buck St, London NW1 8NJ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7482 0063
Nemesis was founded in 2008 by three friends, Zolton, Tomi, and Attila. What better place to get a piercing than somewhere run by three best friends! This guarantees a friendly and welcoming environment.
The staff in Nemsis have decades of experience in the piercing industry. They are trained to ensure you feel comfortable and safe while in their studio.
To ensure that their work environment is as clean and safe as possible, they adhere to strict hygiene rules
I browsed through Nemesis’s selection of jewelry on their website and honestly, their pieces were breathtaking! There was beautifully designed jewelry, all at a reasonable price too!
Nemesis has a very informative FAQ on their website for any queries you may have, or you can give them a call.
5. Camden Piercing and Tattoo
236 Camden High St, London NW1 8QS, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7267 7876
Camden Piercing and Tattoo was established in 1993. The staff here are known for their safe practice and precise work.
With attention to detail, you can be sure to expect the best results! This glitzy tattoo and piercing parlor offers a lavish vibe that will make your next piercing visit seem like a spa day.
Their trusted piercer is Ricky from Portugal and is available every day except Wednesday. Ricky works under strict health and safety guidelines to ensure the satisfaction of his customers.
To make an inquiry, go to their website, scroll to the bottom and fill out the form!
6. Lark and Berry
52a George St, London W1U 7EA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 7728 240385
This George Street store’s exquisite piercing jewelry collection is extensive, with delicate and attractive ruby, sapphire, and diamond studs.
Using their exquisite variety of earrings, the jewelry specialists pierce each component of the ear from the lobe to the helix, tight, and rook.
Laura Chavez created Lark and Berry with a vision of affordable jewelry that was also ethical and environmentally friendly.
Although diamonds are a girl’s best friend, the ethical difficulties generated by diamond mining may be contradictory to her morals. You can shop at Lark and Berry with confidence in their work and sources.
Something I found interesting and unique about this store was that while you are being pierced, you can sit back and admire the collection of art on display.
They display artwork created by environmentally friendly and sustainable artists. This artwork is rotated every 6-8 weeks, so if you’re a regular customer, you have something new to look forward to every time!
Whether your budget is £200 or £10,000, you can be a proud owner of jewelry from Lark and Berry!
7. Astrid and Miyu Ear Bar
Boxpark unit 22-23, 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7998 3933
Astrid and Miyu are highly recognized with seven stores located in London that are conquering this industry with their gorgeous pieces.
The jewelry here is of high quality, does not scratch, and does not discolor. Their interior is definitely Instagram-worthy, with beautiful pink tiles, greenery, and neon signs.
Astrid and Miyu offer affordable prices with a 20-minute appointment costing only £20. You then choose your piece of jewelry which could range from £35 to £175, depending on which material you would like.
Their website has an excellent guide on where to pierce your ear, with pictures and explanations of what pain to expect. Personally, I like to know how painful a piercing will be so this is a benefit!
Astrid and Miyu also offer a reward system for returning customers and free shipping within the UK.
Visit their website for more information on how to place a booking. They are open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.
8. Love Hate Social Club
229 Portobello Rd, London W11 1LT, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7221 9550
Love Hate Social Club was opened in 2012 by two best friends, Ami James, and Guy Saar.
They currently have two talented piercers employed who are trained with excellent customer service and a high standard of hygiene safety.
Love Hate Social Club pierces with the most premium body jewelry brands such as Body Vision Los Angeles (BVLA), Industrial Strength, Maya Jewelry, and NeoMetal.
Their jewelry is made of solid 14K yellow, white, rose gold, niobium, and platinum. They also will pierce with 18K gold if you would prefer a customized piercing.
For custom design make sure to email them, and they will get back to you with a quote!
Love Hate Social Club is open every day, 12 pm – 8 pm for both booking and walk-ins. Have a look at their Instagram to see all of their beautiful work!
9. Tada and Toy
341 Portobello Rd, London W10 5SA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7183 6567
Tada and Toy is a London-based company founded by Tansy Aspinall & Victoria van Holthe. As described on their website, ‘Tada and Toy design jewelry to love, layer and last’.
As designers, they strive to produce jewelry that is approachable, modern, and always stylish.
They create sets that are meant to add a touch of glitz and glamor to your daily routine – they’re easy enough to wear all the time and stackable for a more dramatic effect.
Customers may build their own style with our jewelry since it celebrates and embraces individuality.
Each design has a fun Tada & Toy twist, giving it a little of an edge while keeping it approachable and pleasant.
What stood out to me about Tada and Toy is that they’ve teamed up with the app Ruuby to bring the service to you.
You can get pierced in the comfort of your own home (providing you live in London) for the starting cost of £120. I think this price is reasonable considering they will travel to you.
10. Dinny Hall
18 Hampstead High St, London NW3 1PX, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7794 0590
Dinny Hal was founded by two friends Mie Ejdrup and Caroline Chalmer.
Its mission is to transform the jewelry business from the inside out, from the way fine jewelry is purchased online to people’s opinions of jewelry, raising it to the same status as works of art and watches as investment assets.
Finally, in order to have a beneficial influence on the sector, change must be sustainable.
What amazed me when I visited their website was to see that some of their stones and/or diamonds were lab-grown! This is a huge advancement away from unethical mining.
If you are someone who strives to be environmentally friendly, I would recommend shopping here!
Visit their website to browse their wide range of sustainable and affordable jewelry. Dinny Hall highly recommends booking your piercing in advance as they are in high demand. Prices start from £70.
To conclude, piercings aren’t permanent so getting one, then regretting it later isn’t the end of the world.
But if you want to save yourself a few months of earache then this article is a great way of preventing that regret. I have spoken about many world-known, ethical piercings studios that can provide you with the highest standard.
When getting a piercing, please don’t opt for the cheap option, or worse, do it yourself! These services can offer you excellent aftercare and advice.
Thank you for reading, and please let me know what you thought in the comments and share with another piercing loving friend!