Whether it’s your nose, ears, lips, belly button, or something else, finding a clean, safe, and professional piercer is important. It’s always a great idea to find someone trustworthy and reputable when dealing with your body. Luckily, for those wondering where to get their ears or something else pierced, there are a variety of shops and spots throughout North Jersey that can get the job done. We have rounded up several shops in North Jersey that provide piercings of all sorts, as well as some that also do tattoos. Read on to discover where to get piercings in North Jersey.
Hudson Tattoo Company | 6900 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, West Guttenberg
Ernest, a master piercer, has been with Hudson Tattoo Company for over 20 years. From eyebrow to belly button and septum, Ernest prides himself on the execution of his craft. Plus, if you are a fireman, active police officer, veteran, in active military service, a healthcare worker, or senior citizen, you can receive a discount between 10 and 20%.
Inklightened Tattoo & Piercing | 113 Miln Street, Cranford
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Inklightened is where body and art become one. Since 2011, the team at this Cranford location has been piercing noses, lips, and more. The shop offers personalized jewelry consultations with the piercing staff to find out just what you are interested in. Customers as young as 2 months are welcome, but minors will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and provide identification.
Jinx Proof Tattoo + Body Piercing | 7 Midland Avenue, Montclair
Jinx Proof has been serving the Montclair community and beyond since 1990. All piercings such as the nose, belly button, ear, and more do not require an appointment, they are all available by walk-in. Customers over the age of 15 are welcome, but minors will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and provide identification.
Lola’s Tattoos | 117 East Main Street, Bogota
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Established in 1976, Lola’s Tattoos has been providing safe piercings and tattoos to Bergen County and beyond. The studio’s interior combines classic old-school aesthetics with ultra-modern art. If you are looking for piercings, we recommend asking for Dave or Sam. They pierce navels, ears, belly buttons, and more.
Periwinkle’s Fine Gifts & Home | 19 N Union Avenue, Cranford
This adorable Cranford gift shop is actually also home to a professional piercer — and it’s one of the most popular spots for people of all ages, especially children, to get their ears pierced in Union County. Elaine Moffett, owner of Periwinkle’s, has been doing piercings for 35 years. Everything here is safe, sterile, and FDA-inspected. Elaine also gives great guidance on how to keep piercings clean and cared for. Piercings themselves are free, as the shop just charges for the price of the earrings (which are typically between $34 – $48.99). Appointments can be made over the phone at (908) 276-1300, and while appointments are preferred, walk-ins are also sometimes possible. Periwinkle’s pierces everyone ages 3 and up — and the team even gives out certificates of bravery to little ones. Fun MG Fact: Our Senior Editor got her ears pierced here when she was 8 years old.
Physical Graffiti | 275 West Saint Georges Avenue, Linden
Paul and Carrie Nolin along with their team of talented artists have been piercing and tattooing for nearly 30 years. The shop has a warm and inviting atmosphere that is sure to make you comfortable during your appointment. Piercing options include back dimple, lip, eyebrow, ear, and more.
Pleasurable Piercings | 417 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne
Pleasurable Piercings is New Jersey’s oldest studio dedicated solely to the art of body piercing. For over 30 years, they have been piercings ears, noses, eyebrows, and more. Here, the excellently-trained staff is prepared for anything such as assisting with anxious first-time customers and guiding them through the process. Customers over the age of 5 are welcome, but minors will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and provide identification.
Powerhouse Tattoo + Body Piercing | 545 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
Powerhouse Tattoo Co. in Downtown Montclair has been providing North Jersey with tattoos and piercings since 1991. Piercings include ear, eyebrow, navel, and more. Powerhouse serves customers 18 and older and is a cash-only facility. Just a heads up: it will be closed from September 22nd to 24th for renovations, but will reopen on the 25th.
7 Souls Tattoo | 24-08 Broadway, Fair Lawn + 546 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City + 2 East Main Street, Ramsey
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If you are looking for piercings without a gun, then you have come to the right place. 7 Souls Tattoo never uses guns, but instead uses needles for all piercings. Customers as young as 8 are welcome, but they will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and provide identification. Check out one of the three locations throughout North Jersey.