The Best Piercing Studios in Leeds

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Getting a new piercing? Here’s where to go.

Brave the pain for a cool piercing at one of Leeds’ best studios.

From earlobes and cartilage piercings to belly buttons and dermals, getting a piercing can be nerve-racking. Luckily, Leeds has got loads of accomplished piercers working in awesome piercing studios ensuring that your experience is safe and pleasant. We’ve got dedicated shops with beautiful jewellery selections as well as places where you can get a new piercing or a fresh tattoo. Check them out.

Red Tattoo and Piercing

Red tattoo and piercing

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Red Tattoo and Piercing is one of the best piercing studios in Leeds. It’s tucked away in Leeds Corn Exchange, with pretty blue walls covered in cool wall art like ornate mirrors, butterflies and interesting artwork. There are two piercers, who collectively have over ten years experience. You can get a wide range of body parts pierced here, from ear lobes to intimate areas.

You’ll get your own private room and a friendly face to pierce you, so whether you’re a nervous first-timer or an old hand at getting a piercing, you’ll feel completely at ease. Prices start from £15, and they use titanium jewellery as standard. You can also get ear curation here, where the piercer will use Junipurr jewellery or Tish Lyon jewellery to create a collection of piercings that work together to look beautiful.

Red Tattoo and Piercing, Leeds Corn Exchange, 42 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR.

Silver Lining Piercing & Jewellery

Silver Lining Piercing & Jewellery is unlike the usual piercing shops you might have come across. It’s not dark or intimidating. Instead, when you walk through the doors you’ll find a light and airy jewellery shop, with white walls and big windows. They sell beautiful sterling silver jewellery as well as steel, titanium and even gold body jewellery, so you can leave glittering.

All their piercers are highly trained and meticulous when it comes to cleanliness. Whatever you’re getting pierced, you’ll have your own private room, where the piercer will discuss placement with you. They’ll then explain everything thoroughly, making it clear that you’re their number one priority. Where possible, they’ll numb the area before using the blade method to pierce you. Prices start from £10.

Silver Lining Leeds, 14 Queens Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LF.

Ultimate Skin

Ultimate Skin

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Ultimate Skin is a traditional tattoo shop, with excellent piercing services. On the walls, you’ll see loads of flash and artwork from the talented tattoo artists who work there. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, whether you’re a regular or it’s your first time in the shop. Make an appointment in advance or walk in at any time to see if they have a space for you.

The team of piercers are experienced and friendly, with customer service being top of their agenda. Their aim is to make you feel comfortable and at ease throughout the process, making it as painless as possible. If, once your piercing is complete, you have any questions, they’re more than happy to help. Prices start at £15 for an earlobe piercing through to £35 for an industrial piercing.

Ultimate Skin, 33 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JD.

Stabby Body Piercing & Fine Jewellery

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You can find Stabby Body Piercing & Fine Jewellery in Central Arcade. It’s a clean and sterile environment, with the reception and waiting area as you walk in and the piercing room down the stairs. It’s not all clinical though, as you’re warmed up by the friendly and welcoming staff. They’ve got over 25 years combined experience in the piercing and tattoo industry.

Whether you’re getting your earlobes, your nose or your tongue pierced, you’ll be set at ease. Your piercer will give you a full consultation, discussing placement and explaining everything before it happens, so you know exactly what to expect. They have a fabulous selection of premium brand jewellery that you can get pierced with straightaway, as its all titanium, niobium or gold. Prices start from £20 for a lobe piercing.

Stabby Body Piercing & Fine Jewellery, Central Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DX.

Rude Studios

rude studios

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Rude Studios is one of the best piercing studios in Leeds. They’ve been on the scene for around 12 years and they have three locations across the city. It’s owned and run by Sam Myers, who has over 25 years of professional experience and advanced certification in body piercing. They specialise in giving you safe, accurate and creative piercings.

You can get everything from lobe and cartilage piercings to surface piercings and body mods (including stretching) here. It’s the place to go for the more unusual stuff too – think third eye dermals or collar bone piercings. The experience is efficient but not rushed, informative but not an overload, with piercers that put you at ease. You can get your earlobe pierced for £17.50, lip for £25 and dermal anchors are £30.

Rude Studios, 6 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7JF; Unit 28, Merrion Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8NG; and 13B North Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HG.

Skinz Tattoo Company

Skinz tattoo and piercing studio

Skinz is a cool Leeds piercing and tattoo studio based in Bramley. There’s exposed brick, filament bulbs and artwork covering the walls, but it’s also sterile and spacious. They have one highly professional and experienced piercer, Emma, and a dermal specialist, Lee. Emma has over ten years experience in piercings and is also co-owner of the studio.

These are piercers with integrity. They pride themselves on piercings that are safe, will heal well and will look good. If these criteria aren’t met, then they won’t go ahead with the piercing. They pierce with titanium jewellery using the cannula method. It’s a great place for kids over four to get their first piercings too, as they’re friendly, explain everything about the process and make sure they’re at ease. Prices start from £25.

Skinz, 318-322 Stanningley Road, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 3EG.

Cover image credit: CWPhotographics and Rude Studios