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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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Body Electric Tattoo & Piercing

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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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Ancient Adornments

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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.

Ink Monkey Tattoo

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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.

Prix Tattoo & Body Adornment

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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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Studio City Tattoo & Body Piercing

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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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Through Your Skin Tattoo & Piercing

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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.

Velvet Grip

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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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Body Electric Tattoo & Piercing

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.
Photo: Body Electric Tattooo

Ancient Adornments

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.

Ink Monkey Tattoo

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.

Prix Tattoo & Body Adornment

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.
Photo: LA City Voter

Studio City Tattoo & Body Piercing

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.
Photo: Studio City Tattoo

Through Your Skin Tattoo & Piercing

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.

Velvet Grip

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.
Photo: Velvet Grip