The Best Piercing in Toronto
The best piercing studios in Toronto are invaluable for anyone looking to get a new hole punched into their ear, nose, face (or elsewhere on their body, for that matter). The process is simple: somebody (hopefully a well experienced somebody) slips on a pair of surgical gloves, grips your earlobe, tongue, little flap on your bellybutton, or any other pinch-able piece of skin with a semi-uncomfortable metal clamp, and pops a needle right through it.
I may have skipped a few steps, but you get the gist - you wouldn't want anyone less than the best performing such an invasive procedure on your precious human body. Luckily, these spots have an outstanding reputation for friendly, gentle, and well-informed service, so you can count on them to puncture you well and good.
Here are the best places for ear, nose, face and body piercing in Toronto.
See also: The Best Tattoo Parlours in Toronto
Alex and Six of Exotix Tattoos and Body Piercing know exactly what they're doing; they're concise and precise - two things anyone who handles sharp objects should be. Plus, the shop stocks the highest of high quality body jewellery, so if you're into expert hands and a smooth healing process, don't second-guess Exotix.
FY Ink's best known for doing badass portrait tattoos - including most recently a thigh piece depicting Rob Ford smoking crack - so it's safe to say their piercing services have been out of the spotlight for the last little while. But that doesn't mean they're no good! The staff is friendly and efficient, and all piercings (except microdermals and genital piercings) are $15 off on weekends.
Chronic Ink must be doing something right if they've got two locations under their belt - one in Pacific Mall and another at Yonge & Eglinton (2352 Yonge St, 2nd floor). With five whole years of experience, they've put a needle to hundreds (maybe even thousands) of people. Suffice to say, Chronic Ink's worth trusting.
Yonge Street Tattoos is a bit on the pricier side, but a body modification isn't exactly the type of thing to want cheap and dirty. The space is spacious and clean, and the staff is as knowledgeable as they come. Ask Justin Timberlake - he's in their gallery of past clients, frosted hair and all.
Lip piercings, all kinds of ear piercings, surface piercings, microdermals... Black Line Studio does it all. Plus, the environment's pretty pleasant; the walls are covered in local art, making it look more like a gallery than a place that harbours needles and draws a little blood.
Though notorious for having unenthusiastic service, New Tribe knows their stuff. The place is clean, the prices are fair, and the staff always makes sure you know how to properly care for a new piercing. In essence, if you're not big on friendly chatting, you'll do just fine at New Tribe.
This spot flies a bit under the radar compared to the other names on this list, but everyone loves an underdog, right? On top of the fact that they can pierce just about anything and they carry handmade jewellery, Definitive Studios offers dermal punching (it's a lot like hole-punching, but instead of paper and binder rings, it's your cartilage and a spacer).
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