Absolutely London rounds up the best places to get piercings in the capital
By Pendle Harte
Lark and Berry
Lark and Berry’s range of fine piercing jewellery is vast, with delicate and pretty ruby, sapphire and diamond studs in the George Street store. The jewellery experts pierce each part of the ear from lobe to helix, snug and rook all while using their stunning range of earrings.
£20 per piercing, 52a George Street, Marylebone, W1U 7EA; larkandberry.co.uk
Maria Tash has been a designer of fine body jewellery for over two decades. The brand started out in New York and has since crossed waters to arrive as a piercing studio at Liberty London, where clients are treated to the luxury of private rooms with styling advice and gem-set jewellery. Prices do not include jewellery but piercings can be done on the ear, nose, nipple and navel.
Liars and Lovers
A more affordable alternative to Maria Tash, Liars and Lovers’ Carnaby Street store offers professional needle piercing with threaded studs and a luxe vibe. Each client is given 30 minutes with their piercer and can choose from a selection of pretty earrings in 14 carat gold and titanium.
£20 per appointment, 56B Carnaby Street, Soho, W1F 9QF; liarsandlovers.com
Tada & Toy
London-based design studio Tada & Toy has partnered with beauty concierge Ruuby to launch the capital’s first on-demand piercing service. The 30 minute package starts at £120 and includes a gold or silver-plated earring with a star, heart or gem design, plus there is an option to host a ‘piercing party’ for three or more people from £240.
Dinny Hall hosts luxe ear piercing events at her Covent Garden store each month. Choose from a special selection of studs and hoops made especially for ear piercing in solid gold, white gold and rose gold. With the popularity of these events, Dinny Hall highly recommends booking in advance and earrings start at £70 per person with the piercing service itself free but requiring a £10 deposit.
61 Monmouth Street, WC2H 9DG; dinnyhall.com
Sacred Gold’s piercers specialise in ear jewellery curation and also offer a wide variety of other piercing services, applying their expertise and love of the craft to all body adornment. The unique store in King’s Cross is designed to provide the most luxurious and comfortable experience, and showcase Europe’s largest selection of BVLA fine body jewellery.
From £15, Stable Street, Kings Cross, N1C 4DQ; sacredgoldpiercing.com
Maria Black’s new Selfridges store has the same open, welcoming and social environment as her Scandinavian flagships, encouraging customers to browse, hang out and curate their own personal looks. Living with the logo ‘piercing is the new black’, the brand concede that moving into piercings was a natural fit for them. All piercings are complete with earrings set in diamonds or gemstones with prices starting at £30.
400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, W1A 1AB; selfridges.com
Astrid & Miyu
With four locations to choose from, Astrid & Miyu are home to the capital’s most Insta-worthy piercing studios. Each 15 minute experience begins with a consultation to help you choose your perfect piercing and jewellery and you are allowed up to four piercings per slot. Prices for ear piercings start at £45 and £50 for nose.
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