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Top-Rated Piercing Studios in Toronto

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I walk around with a tiny scar on the tip of my nose as a reminder of a piercing gone wrong in a shady spot in the neighborhood when I turned 18. Without the proper tools or knowledge on after care, the piercing turned into a full blow infection. 

After that nightmare, I made it my personal mission to not let anyone suffer the same fate. I’ve found some of the most reputable piercing studios in Toronto. Luckily, there are plenty of them that you can choose from. 

Ready to express yourself through body art carefree? Let’s pierce the surface and delve into the best of the best in piercings in our curated list born from personal experience and public opinion.

Adrenaline Tattoos

Address: 239 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z4, Canada

Phone Number: +1 416 913 8805

Website 

Hours: 

  • Open from Sunday to Tuesday from 11 am to 8 pm 
  • Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm 

Adrenaline has been an institution along Queen West since 1998. It started as a friends and family company and now has 3 branches in the country. It’s one of the most prominent places for both piercings and tattoos alike. 

They offer both facial and body piercing services for anyone above 16 years old or 14 with a parent or guardian present. 

The staff are all very well trained and extremely gentle and caring towards customers to continue the family-run company roots. They put an emphasis on sanitation which eases my traumatized self, a lot. 

Pro Tip: 

Apart from being a go to location for locals looking for quality piercings and tattoos, Adrenaline also has some brands for street wear to match your cool new body mods. Rebel 8, Crooks and Castles, Sullen, and other brands can be bought at their studios. 

Art Ink Collective

Address: 1084 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M6, Canada

Phone Number: +1 416 238 2156

Website 

Hours: 

  • Open on Monday and from Thursday to Saturday from 11 am to n8 pm 
  • Open on Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm

Art Ink Collective is primarily a tattoo studio, with artists also trained in piercings. All the artists working here are incredibly warm and make you feel as comfortable as possible. The studio has that old school tat shop feel that makes you feel braver than you are. 

You can walk in without a reservation for consultations and piercings in simple areas like ear lobes, eyebrows, ears, and lips. But for more complex ones like tongue, nipple, or genital piercings, you’ll need to call ahead and schedule a session with them.

They also specialize in first time piercings especially for kids, so don’t be afraid to take the little ones in!

Pro Tip: 

If the shop isn’t that busy, try to request for owner George Martinez to be the one to give you your piercing. He has one of the lightest hands in the industry and is extremely experienced, not to mention incredibly nice!

Arya Piercing  

Address: 1082 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M6, Canada

Phone Number: +1 416 535 5588

Website 

Hours: 

  • Open on Monday from 2 pm to 6 pm 
  • Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm 
  • Open on Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm 
  • Open on Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm

If you want a piercing studio that goes all out in trying to give you your body art dreams, then Arya Piercing on Bloor should be on your must go list. This Toronto shop specializes in body piercings and complex tattoos. 

The Arya Piercing team is committed to giving the best service and treatment to you. With one on one consultations and extensive aftercare tips.

What sets them apart from other studios is their focus on the artistry behind piercings. They have a huge collection of jewelry to choose from that you won’t typically find in regular piercing studios. They even let you request pieces and pre order them for you. 

Pro Tip: 

With an emphasis on self expression through body modification, the owners of Arya Piercing wanted to take it a step further by adding a barber shop in the same location. If you’re looking for exciting hairdos, this is a great place to get them done. 

Black Line Studio

Address: 571 King St W SECOND FLOOR, Toronto, ON M5V 1M1, Canada

Phone Number: +1 647 341 0099

Website 

Hours: 

  • Open from Monday to Saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm 
  • Open on Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm

Black Line Studio has been voted as the city’s top piercing studio by body art enthusiasts many times, and for good reason. 

They have extremely talented artists working for them who take the time to exercise maximum sanitation and implement techniques to make everything as painless and safe as possible. They also put an effort in recommending which pieces will work best. 

With an extensive collection of jewelry to choose from made with an array of different materials, you can pick among LVM surgical steel, bioplast, and titanium. If you’re feeling a bit more luxurious, they also have yellow and white gold options. 

Pro Tip: 

The location of the studio might be a bit tricky to find. Make your way to the crossing between King and Portland Street. Once you get to the area, look for the sign for Pizza Nova, the shop is 2 doors down from there on the second floor of 2 Cats. 

Bini Tattoo

Address: 5 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1, Canada

Phone Number: +1 647 688 5800

Website 

Hours: Open everyday from 11 am to 8 pm

Bini Tattoo started out as a family owned and run business in a small apartment studio on Yonge Street. After repeated success and building a good reputation in the area, they expanded with another location on Elm Street. 

The growth of Bini Tattoo is largely because of the dedication the staff put in making the guests feel right at home at the shop by being courteous and friendly. 

They put your safety first with an extensive routine dedicated to keeping all their tools sanitized and sending you home with proper instructions to take care of your new addition to body art. 

Pro Tip: 

Make sure to bring a government ID with you when you go to get a piercing. They’re currently implementing a strict no ID no service rule. You have to be at least 16 to be able to get a piercing, and 18 to get one of their tattoos. 

Colibri Tattoo and Piercing 

Address: 1721 A Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1B2, Canada

Phone Number: +1 647 500 7789

Website 

Hours: Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm

With over 60 artists working for them, Colibri Tattoo and Piercing guarantees a great experience for you whether you’re going there for a tattoo or a piercing. 

They have 4 locations spread  across Toronto on Bloor St, Queen St, Danforth Avenue, and Yonge St. In each, they deliver quality service with many types of piercings available, as well as a wide range of surgical steel and titanium jewelry to choose from.  

Microdermal and ear piercings are their most common ones, but they can also do nose and lip piercings. If you’re more into body art, then a navel piercing can be done for you. 

Pro Tip: 

To make the experience more inclusive, Colibri Tattoo and Piercing offer different deals and discounts to their customers everyday from Tuesday to Thursday. If you go on a Tuesday, you can get any piercing for only $25, except for microdermals! 

Chronic Ink

Address: 378 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S6, Canada

Phone Number: +1 416 341 0311

Website 

Hours: Open everyday from 12 pm to 8 pm

If you’re scared of going through a similar traumatic experience as I did with my first piercing, then you’re better off with an established studio. Chronic Ink has been in the business for almost 2 decades now with several locations in Canada. 

As a proud member of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), Chronic Ink prioritizes safety and excellence in their work and service. This means that only piercing and tattoo artists with certifications work for them. 

They do a variety of piercings, but specialize in ear piercings. They can do every single kind for the ears, even more complex ones that not all shops can do. 

Pro Tip: 

Although Chronic Ink does ear piercings best, they also offer face and body ones that they execute with the same care. Just be aware that they use hypodermic needles to do piercings and not guns, in case you have a phobia for needles. 

Elevated Body Adornment

Address: 2328 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1G9, Canada

Phone Number: +1 647 797 1242

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Hours: Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm

Elevated Body Adornment also only employs APP staff members, so you can rest assured that the service you’ll get will prioritize sanitation, safety, and customer satisfaction. They’re also the only studio that implements single-use equipment. 

The piercings they can do for you include ones for the nose from nostril, septum and bridge piercings. They also do eyebrow, navel, and nipple piercings. If you get 2 or more piercings done in one go, they offer you a $20 discount.

Pro Tip: 

Elevated Body Adornment is one of the most frequented studios on this list, so we highly suggest setting up an appointment with them on the site or by calling ahead. Their slots are almost always booked in advance and have no room for walk-ins. 

Exotix Studios

Address: 163 Spadina Ave. 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2L6, Canada

Phone Number: +1 416 259 9361

Website 

Hours: Open from Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm

Exotix Studios, a pioneer in body piercing for over 15 years, was the first of its kind in the city. They have been serving Toronto by providing clients body piercing services that cover every kind you can think of. 

They take your comfort a step further because all of the piercings here are done in private rooms. All the staff members have at the very least 5 years of experience. They stay with you through the process from consultation and the procedure, to the aftercare. 

Exotix Studios is also the holder of the biggest collection of body jewelry and carry brands like Body Vision Los Angeles and Maya Jewelry. 

Pro Tip: 

For first piercings, they only offer titanium and gold jewelry to make sure that the piercing site doesn’t react negatively or gets infected. They also don’t allow outside jewelry because they can’t assure the quality of the pieces.

Matchbox Tattoo Company Inc. 

Address: 872 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V7, Canada

Phone Number: +1 647 780 8966

Website 

Hours: Open everyday from 12 pm to 11 pm

Matchbox Tattoo is part of the next wave of tattoo shops that embrace more modern and contemporary styles. Their original location at Toronto’s Market 707 in a renovated and repurposed shipping container reflects the reinventive take they have on piercings.

Today, they offer their services in 2 locations in Toronto one on Queen Street and another along Dundas Street.  Offering piercings and tattoos, Matchbox Tattoo caters to a variety of body, nose, and ear piercings. 

Plus, the professional staff is dedicated to ensuring your comfort throughout the session.

Pro Tip: 

If you’re visiting the Queen Street branch, make sure you ask for Felisha to perform your piercing, while Alexis has been who we ask for at the Dunas shops from our visits. You can just walk into both locations without appointments too. 

New Tribe Tattoo

Address:  232a Queen St W 2nd floor, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z6, Canada

Phone Number: +1 416 977 2786

Website 

Hours: Open everyday from 12 pm to 8 pm

New Tribe Tattoo located in Queen Street is a piercing haven that locals flock to for all sorts of services. With 3 artists on site, they can accommodate lots of guests. 

They offer a very wide range of piercing types like helix, industrial, and conch for the ear. Microdermal, nose, lip, tongue, eyebrow piercings are also available. Body piercings like ones for nipples, the navel, and genitals are executed well too. 

They specialize in not so common piercings like the ones on the web of the tongue. Cheek piercings are also available whether you want them to stay permanently or if you’re planning to have them removed for the dimple effect you get after they heal.  

Pro Tip: 

If you’re looking to splurge a little for yourself, New Tribe Tattoo has a Deluxe line of jewelry including ones made from gold, cobalt, and titanium. Since these are more premium, you need to reserve and pre-order them in advance on their website. 

North York Ink 

Address:  4864a Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5N2, Canada

Phone Number: +1 647 501 8222

Website 

Hours: Open from 12 pm to 7 pm 

North York Ink which is just across the bustling Yonge Sheppard Centre is our go to destination for quick service at affordable prices. They don’t forgo quality either and offer private spaces to you while you’re getting work done by their expert piercers. 

They cover ear, mouth, and nose piercings with a selection of jewelry for body adornments too. What sets them apart though, is their dedication to important causes. They work closely with local charities through their fundraising events. 

They’ve set up food drives and events for special children in collaboration with the North York Harvest Food Bank, the Geneva Centre for Autism, and many others. 

Pro Tip: 

North York Ink emphasizes community participation by hosting regular events. They involve themed flash events for tattoos and piercings to be more connected to the locals. Check their website for details and schedule announcements. 

The Black Pearl Tattoos

Address: 292 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N6, Canada 

Phone Number: +1 647 777 2201

Website 

Hours: Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm 

The Black Pearl Tattoos studio isn’t easy to spot on the 2nd floor of a building in Danforth, but they go the extra mile to drum up noise. They offer a 2 for 1 deal that’s hard to say no to. You can even split it between 2 people if you go on the same day. 

They do ear piercings like Daith, Tragus, Rook, and Conch among others. Facial piercings include those for eyebrows, nostrils, Monroe, Smiley, Dahlia, Snakebites, and Ashely. There are also body piercings available for navels.

Having been voted the Best Toronto Piercings Shop, you can rest assured that even without the 2 for 1, you’re getting a good deal by getting the best bang for your buck. 

Pro Tip: 

If you’re looking to spice up your ears with more than one piercing, try inquiring about their curated ear piercing set. The discounted fee is cheaper than if you get the piercings done individually, plus they design and help you lay them out nicely. 

Timeless Ink

Address: 1179 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1B5, Canada

Phone Number: +1 416 410 2080

Website 

Hours: Open from Tuesday to saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm

Timeless Ink lives up to its name by giving clients tattoos and piercings that they can be happy with forever. Their approach to the service they give is to prioritize a long relationship with their clients. 

The studio itself is what drew us to Timeless Ink. The design is modern, simplistic, and minimal so you can really see how clean they keep everything. 

For their piercings, you have to book a consultation first so they can find out the type you want and give you feedback on what they think will work. Once you’ve agreed, they guide you on which jewelry to use and then book you to get your piercing. 

Pro Tip: 

They have some of the more creative pieces here, like a nose stud shaped like a bee. They also have more timeless pieces that won’t go out of style. We suggest you go to the store and check out the collection before deciding on one.