Piercings are a fantastic way to express your individuality and add a bit of bling to your day-to-day. And beyond standard earlobe piercings, cartilage and body piercings are becoming more and more popular.
If you are thinking of getting a new piercing, it’s critical to do a bit of research before you jump into the first piercing studio you see. As you can imagine, piercing is no easy task. If not performed correctly with clean, sterilised tools, your piercing can fast become an extremely painful, infected mess.
To help you have the best possible piercing experience, we asked Canberra’s locals to share their favourite places to get pierced. Now, the results are in.
So, let’s jump right into it.
What makes a reliable piercing specialist?
Whether you’re a piercing newbie or a body mod expert, finding a trusted piercing studio is imperative. Here are some of the top traits we suggest keeping an eye out for:
- Experienced. Piercing is a specialist skill that requires ample training and experience to perfect.
- Committed to hygiene. Unless you want to end up with an infected piercing, only trust a piercer that is dedicated to maintaining a professional grade of hygiene. All single-use tools should be sanitised before use.
- Great range of jewellery. As we mentioned above, piercings are a fun way to express your unique sense of style. The best piercing studios offer a diverse range of high-quality jewellery.
- Variety of piercing options. Whether you want to get your belly button, nose, ears, or eyebrow pieced, the best technicians do it all. They can assist with placement, so your piercing flatters your face or body now, and for years to come.
The top piercing specialists in Canberra according to you
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
It’s time to introduce the top piercing specialists in the Canberra region, according to the locals.
Off Ya Tree is a popular spot for piercings because it’s convenient and well-priced. All standard piercings are just $15. Jewellery and aftercare are sold separately. The team behind Off Ya Tree offers a full spectrum of piercings, including both lobe and cartilage ear piercings, body piercings, and even 18+ piercings. While you’re there, you can shop the store’s range of alternative clothing, accessories, jewellery, and more.
FreeStyle Tattoo and Body Piercing was a firm favourite among Canberra’s locals. Their talented team of tattooists welcomes customers from all walks of life. They deliver high-quality, vibrant, creative tattoos in all styles – as well as expertly executed piercings. Alongside standard piecings, their team specialise in dermal piercings and skin divers.
Here’s what one of our readers, Br00kl7nn, had to say: “Agreed that FreeStyle Tattoo & Body Piercing is the best place to go for piercings… They are brilliant and professional.”
Asgard’s is the Canberra region’s first and only studio dedicated solely to piercings. Piercing is their specialisation, and their talented team of technicians is ready and willing to ensure you have the best possible experience. Importantly, the team behind Asgard’s are committed to maintaining the highest level of hygiene. Using a thorough, multi-step, hospital-grade sterilisation process, all non-disposable tools are kept clean and bacteria-free. That way, you can rest easy knowing that, with the proper aftercare, your new piercing will heal quickly and easily.
Who did you pick?
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Have you got any piercings? Which piercing studio did you choose? Share your experience – whether it was good or bad – in the comments area below for our readers to check out.