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LA’s Most Stylish Piercing Studios

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For those not ready to commit to even the daintiest of permanent ink, the ancient practice of piercing is another alternative of fashionable body adornments. Though this longtime art of self-expression recently resurfaced on runways to the extreme (we're looking at you, Givenchy), LA's coolest blogstars are also turning this once-subversive act into street style gold.

Below, we've rounded up a few of LA's most stylish and sanitary piercing shops; all of which are obvi LA Health Department-approved. From Beyoncé and Rihanna's go-to needle man to a host of locally-beloved spots, find out where to get adorned below and feel free to give your local favorite a shout out in the comments.

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1. Body Electric Tattoo & Piercing

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7274 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 954-0408
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Helmed by pro piercer Brian Keith Thompson, this star-faved body modification studio most recently pricked Beyoncé for the cover of Lemonade. (Rihanna, Bella Thorne, and Scarlett Johansson, are big fans, too.) Popular requests include "multi-lobe and helix, [both] dainty and asymmetrical," says Thompson, who takes every client's personal style, complexion, and hair color into consideration when piercing. For those who want to upgrade existing stacks, Thompson is also known for his expert lobe styling; he tells us his go-to gold accoutrements are from BVLA, Maria Tash, and Neometal.
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2. Ancient Adornments

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8424 Santa Monica Blvd #G
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 515-5996
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With locations in West Hollywood and Westwood, this people-pleasing studio offers everything from septum to suspension (ouch!) piercings. They also offer a variety of body jewelry from trusted brands like Body Gems, Body Visions LA, Maya, and more.

3. Ink Monkey Tattoo

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2417 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 822-9138
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Main piercing man Thomas is all about "contemporary techniques and aseptic procedural practices" (read: so safe and so clean) and offers accoutrements from Industrial Strength, Anometal, and more well-known piercing brands.

4. Prix Tattoo & Body Adornment

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56 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
(310) 659-3502
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Although its WeHo outpost recently closed, this studio's locally-beloved Old Town Pasadena shop still offers a full range of piercing and jewelry services, including "quite possibly the largest selection of body jewelry in the Greater LA area, spanning from the popular Captive Bead Ring to large gauge Bone and Horn pieces from around the world." Plus, mention their website deal for $5 off any piercing.
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5. Studio City Tattoo & Body Piercing

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11032 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 769-4049
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Known for its stellar roster of tattoo artists, this Valley shop also offers a $5 discount for every piercing you get in one sitting. Services include basic earlobe and cartilage, body piercing, dermals, and more, plus a full range of jewelry.
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6. Through Your Skin Tattoo & Piercing

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7353 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-7107
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Satisfied customers rave about the studio's top needle woman Kristi, who's known for being "real and genuine" and being easy on first-timers.

7. Velvet Grip

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7213 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 876-5048
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On top of offering one-of-a-kind ink, this incredibly clean piercing shop offers a full menu of piercing services using only implant-grade stainless steel, titanium, and 14k or 18k gold. They also offer custom jewelry, should you want truly personalized adornments.
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1. Body Electric Tattoo & Piercing

7274 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Photo: Body Electric Tattooo
Helmed by pro piercer Brian Keith Thompson, this star-faved body modification studio most recently pricked Beyoncé for the cover of Lemonade. (Rihanna, Bella Thorne, and Scarlett Johansson, are big fans, too.) Popular requests include "multi-lobe and helix, [both] dainty and asymmetrical," says Thompson, who takes every client's personal style, complexion, and hair color into consideration when piercing. For those who want to upgrade existing stacks, Thompson is also known for his expert lobe styling; he tells us his go-to gold accoutrements are from BVLA, Maria Tash, and Neometal.
7274 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

2. Ancient Adornments

8424 Santa Monica Blvd #G, West Hollywood, CA 90069
With locations in West Hollywood and Westwood, this people-pleasing studio offers everything from septum to suspension (ouch!) piercings. They also offer a variety of body jewelry from trusted brands like Body Gems, Body Visions LA, Maya, and more.
8424 Santa Monica Blvd #G
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. Ink Monkey Tattoo

2417 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Main piercing man Thomas is all about "contemporary techniques and aseptic procedural practices" (read: so safe and so clean) and offers accoutrements from Industrial Strength, Anometal, and more well-known piercing brands.
2417 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

4. Prix Tattoo & Body Adornment

56 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
Photo: LA City Voter
Although its WeHo outpost recently closed, this studio's locally-beloved Old Town Pasadena shop still offers a full range of piercing and jewelry services, including "quite possibly the largest selection of body jewelry in the Greater LA area, spanning from the popular Captive Bead Ring to large gauge Bone and Horn pieces from around the world." Plus, mention their website deal for $5 off any piercing.
56 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

5. Studio City Tattoo & Body Piercing

11032 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Photo: Studio City Tattoo
Known for its stellar roster of tattoo artists, this Valley shop also offers a $5 discount for every piercing you get in one sitting. Services include basic earlobe and cartilage, body piercing, dermals, and more, plus a full range of jewelry.
11032 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

6. Through Your Skin Tattoo & Piercing

7353 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Satisfied customers rave about the studio's top needle woman Kristi, who's known for being "real and genuine" and being easy on first-timers.
7353 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

7. Velvet Grip

7213 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Photo: Velvet Grip
On top of offering one-of-a-kind ink, this incredibly clean piercing shop offers a full menu of piercing services using only implant-grade stainless steel, titanium, and 14k or 18k gold. They also offer custom jewelry, should you want truly personalized adornments.
7213 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046