From lobes to smileys, septums to dermals, if you want a new piercing, these studios do them all.
Whether you’re a first timer getting your lobes done or a pro looking for something more adventurous, there are loads of cool piercing studios to check out in Leeds and we’ve rounded up five of the best. With years of experience under their belts, these talented piercers are sure to give you perfectly placed piercings that look amazing. Just add awesome jewellery selections and it’s easy to see why these studios are so popular.
Red Tattoo and Piercing
Red is a compact piercing and tattoo studio, nestled on the top floor of the Leeds Corn Exchange. It’s got an offbeat feel with colourful, vintage-style decor and two private piercing rooms. They welcome walk-ins, so just pop in and you’ll be seen by their piercers in a jiffy.
All of their piercings are done with needles and the team are a talented bunch, so you have a wide array to choose from. They do everything from lobes to septums as well as bellybuttons, intimate piercings and dermal anchors. If you name it, they’ll probably pierce it. Titanium rings, studs or bars are the standard jewellery options, but if you want to go for something more glitzy, you can upgrade to their range of QualiT jewellery.
Red Tattoo and Piercing, Leeds Corn Exchange, 42 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR. Piercing prices range from £12 to £40.
Silver Lining Piercing
Silver Lining is a popular piercing and jewellery shop with stores across the north of England, including one in Leeds down Queens Arcade. Inside this bright and airy venue they have a private room where you can get a range of piercings done, from earlobes to smileys.
The friendly staff will make you feel at ease as they help you decide on your piercing and talk you through the process. They use Studex for earlobes and the blade method for all other piercings – it’s a super sharp needle that leaves a healthier, less irritated piercing. For your jewellery, they use British standard titanium, with gold or silver stud options for lobes. Want an eye-catching piece for after your piercing has healed? Go for one of their sparkling silver numbers.
Silver Lining Piercing, Queens Arcade, 14 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LF. Piercing prices range from £10 to £40.
When it comes to piercings in Leeds, Rude Studios is a local favourite with three shops across the city for you to choose from. The studios have a cool, modern feel and the team are passionate about piercings, with years of experience under their belts and a celebrity client list to boot.
They offer an impressive range of piercings, stretching and implants. In fact, there are over 50 piercings for you to choose from, including transverse lobes and tongue webs. They only use needles to ensure a safe, hygienic and healthy piercing. The selection of body jewellery is second to none, as they stock lines from Interstellar, Neometal, Bodygems and more. If you want to go all out, you can even get custom-made jewellery made by their in-house goldsmith.
Rude Studios, 6 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7JF, The Merrion Centre, Merrion Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8NG & 13B North Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HG. Piercing prices range from £15 to £80.
For a cool, laid-back piercing studio where you’re always met with a warm welcome, head out of the city centre to Skinz Studio in Bramley. You can kick back and relax on their comfy leather sofas while you wait to be seen in their private piercing room.
But what piercings do they do? You can get your ears, nose, bellybutton, eyebrows, tongue and lip done here, pierced with high-quality titanium jewellery. They offer a choice of a needle or a gun for earlobe piercings and they’ll happily explain the difference to help you decide. For all other piercings, they only use medical-grade, single-use needles. After every piercing, their friendly team will give you a full run down on the aftercare you need to follow to make sure it heals as cleanly and quickly as possible.
Skinz Studio, 318-322 Stanningley Road, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 3EG. Piercing prices range from £15-£60.
Ultimate Skin have been piercing the people of Leeds in their city centre studio for over 22 years, so you’re in very capable hands. It has a chilled-out atmosphere and a cool decor, with artwork from their talented tattooists plastered across the walls.
They have a skilled team of piercers, each with over seven years of experience, and offer a simple range of facial, ear, intimate and body piercings. They’re done with cannula needles and pierced with titanium jewellery, but you have the option to get coloured gems put on labret studs and silver balls on barbells if you want to jazz things up. The team will give you loads of helpful advice on caring for your new piercing and if you have any issues, just pop back in and they’ll take a look at it.
Ultimate Skin, 33 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JD. Piercing prices range from £15-£45.Cover image credit: Emma Stone Photography