Want to get an amazing piercing, but worried about its affordability? No need to be scared of piercing prices! Here you can find the most common answers to all the piercing pricing questions you may have.
How Much Do Piercings Cost?
First of all, the cost of the piercing largely depends on the piercing type, which you choose. The most difficult piercing types are usually more expensive due to their complexity.
So, the body piercing prices would be definitely higher than ear ones. You can always save some money by getting a piercing by yourself at home rather than going to piercing shops.
However, in this case, you would need to buy all necessary materials, included in shops prices, such as a needle, the professional cleaning solution, clamp, the surgical pen, initial jewelry, etc.
If you plan to do a single perforation, think twice:
- what would you do with all this staff afterwards?
- is really that cheaper to buy all the materials by yourself?
- can you really be sure of the safety and efficiency of the purchased things?
Piercing Costs Around the Globe
Here you can discover how much does a different piercing types cost, so you would be aware of reasonable prices in different countries.
|Ear lobe||15$ – 40$||35 CAD – 120 CAD||8£ – 50£||10€ – 55€||12A$ – 100A$|
|Face (all types of facial piercings)||15$ – 90$||40 CAD – 190 CAD||10£ – 80£||12€ – 100€||10A$ – 130A$|
|Oral||25$ – 130$||35 CAD – 120 CAD||15£ – 90£||18€ – 95€||20A$ – 110A$|
|Body (navel, dermal)||20$ – 180$||40 CAD – 200 CAD||18£ – 140£||20€ – 150€||30A$ – 150A$|
Not decided yet what piercing type to get? Choose one after learning most and least painful piercings.
What are the Factors that Form the Cost?
Basically, there are 3 factors that form the price of piercing:
- cost of materials,
- piercer fee,
- piercing shop rent cost.
So, it’s your turn to evaluate whether the service in a tattoo/piercing shop is really overpriced?
The piercing shops reputation is an important factor while choosing a place to get pierced. To understand whether the established price is really worth it – look at the customer reviews of some particular piercing shop.
You can also get valuable information about the place on forums or on Google Map, Yelp. The price may also depend on the particular focus of some piercing studios.
Usually, a good piercing master knows the price for his skills and materials he uses. The proficiency of piercer would definitely add value to a shop’s reputation overall. Consequently, the prices there could be higher than in the piercing studios with unknown masters.
You can always save some money by picking a random low-cost shop with doubtfully skilled masters. But if you don’t want to have problems with your piercing in the future, you wouldn’t mind paying a higher price for the better results.
Usually, you would be fine with any master doing simple piercings, such as an earlobe or medusa ones. Such piercings don’t require any particular competence and could be easily performed even by yourself.
The piercing shop location can also add to the procedure’s price.
If the shop is located in the downtown, on main streets, next to the big mall or in the very popular area of the city, be ready to face higher prices. As the rent in such a location is also usually overpriced. But you can always look for some tattoo shops in a remote area, as a location rarely determines the quality of the services provided.
You can come to the piercing shop with your own jewelry, but usually, you would be proposed to buy the initial jewelry in place.
The reason for this is that the choice of the first earring is very important, as it has an impact on the healing process. The piercing, master usually inserts the jewelry made of surgical steel or gold.
Logically, the cost of the material and, in some cases, of the particular brand makes the final price for the entire procedure.
If you decided to bring your own jewelry, chose 14k gold. It will reduce chances of getting irritations, allergies.
Do piercing shops provide prices with jewelry included or not?
Most of piercing shops include the initial jewelry cost in the final price. In this case, you can only choose a jewelry, available in a piercing shop. However, if you want to have a particular earring, you are always able to bring one with you.
What is included in the procedure cost?
The cost of used materials, piercer fee, the rent of the place for piercing shop.
Should I tip a piercer?
If you had a painless experience or just liked a process, it would be a good idea to tip up to 25% of piecing cost.
Will it cost me more later if I do a cheap piercing?
Cheap piercings could also be safe and efficient but chances that you do it the right way are low.
So, if you want to avoid complications in the future, you’d better choose a more expensive and reputable piercing shop. Otherwise, if something go wrong during the procedure, you would need to buy special aftercare solutions and spend your time and energy on piercing healing.
Does the price vary if I make only a single hole, not a pair?
Yes. The price depends on whether the jewelry cost is included. Therefore, if you choose to get a single piercing – you would pay only for one piece of initial jewelry.
Accordingly, the price would be higher if you wish to get a double or multiple ones.
Why is there such a gap in prices for piercing jewelry?
Piercing jewelry price depends on the material. Logically, the golden stud would be more expensive than the one made of surgical steel. If you want to avoid complication and get an affordable jewelry, it is recommended to use the ones made of silver or titanium.
How to choose a piercing parlor?
The best way to choose a suitable piercing parlor is to ask for an advice from your friends, who got already some piercings. If you don’t have such a possibility, look for the reviews on Google Maps or Yelp.
In such a way you would see what people think about a particular piercing studio. At last, it is recommended to come to a piercing studio by yourself and evaluate the overall sanitary conditions, and to talk with a piercer, questioning him about his qualifications and experience.
If piercer a APP member, that would be a best choice.
How to find a piercer near me?
You can simply use Apple or Google Maps, which usually contain the basic information and address of such places. The other option is to search at Yelp using your geolocation. Also, almost every big city has a special city guide app, which would guide you to any kind of any place you pick.
How much does piercing cost in Walmart and should I do it there?
The advantage of doing piercing in Walmart is its price. Usually, they don’t charge you for the procedure, but only for the jewelry.
The sanitary conditions there are obviously not the best ones, therefore, if you want to get a high quality piercing it is always better to visit a reputable tattoo or piercing shop.
Is it okay to get pierced in Piercing Pagoda or Claire’s?
Overall, the conditions in both shops are acceptable for getting your body pierced. The advantage of Claire’s kiosks is that you can get a little bit more privacy there. However, you would meet a better-trained staff in Piercing Pagoda as they require from the piercing to get a compulsory study before starting to work.
In general, they both always have clean and sanitized piercing instruments and they work in a sterile setting. The major difference between two is the jewelry they offer, and its cost, which in Piercing Pagoda is often overpriced.