Best Places in Pittsburgh to Get a Piercing

July 15, 2019
jason wolfe
Image courtesy of Six16 Body Piercing.

Body piercings have always been about making a statement-- whether you want some simple ear piercings-- or a more prominent nose ring.

Pittsburghers are no different, and many boast of having multiple piercings on their bodies. Lots of tattoo shops have started catering to the demand for body piercings, and offer that service in addition to their tattoos. We’ve put together a list of the top 8 places in Pittsburgh to get a new body piercing-- the pros at these places will help you pick out the right place on your body to get pierced, how to care for it, and then prepare to show off some new body jewelry.

If you know someone who is into body piercing, why not pick them up a GiftYa digital gift card to any of the places on this list. That way they can feel free to drop in any time they feel like getting a new piercing. Just choose the body piercing shop, pick your amount, and send it over in a personalized message-- it’s so easy to do!

Hot Rod Piercings

Awesome place in the South Side for all your piercings

Hot Rod Piercings
Image courtesy of Hot Rod Piercings. No matter where you decide to get pierced, the professionals at this place can help you out.

South Side

95 S. 16th St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Mon-Sat 1pm-9pm

Hot Rod Piercings has been a part of the Pittsburgh piercing community since 1995-- and they have many satisfied customers in the area. Their shop in the South Side is always packed with people who are excited to get their next piercing.

They require that all their piercers become a part of the Association of Professional Piercers, where they complete classes in running a piercing environment, as well as health and safety. This ensures your experience will be a clean one-- and done by a certified professional.

“Smaller shop, but they had good quality jewelry, so I also bought a new end for my nose stud. Great staff, very friendly and I would definitely shop there again if I'm in the Pittsburgh area.” -Yelp Review

Pittsburgh Tattoo Shop

Stop into this place and get a tattoo and a piercing!

Pittsburgh Tattoo Shop
Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Tattoo Studio. This popular tattoo parlour also does piercings.


2895 W. Liberty Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15216


Mon-Sat 12pm-9pm

Sun 12pm-6pm

If you’re looking for a great place to have your next piercing done, consider checking out the artists at The Pittsburgh Tattoo Studio. In addition to amazing tattoos, this place also has piercers on hand that will walk you through your piercing experience. They are highly trained and experienced piercers-- and will discuss what type of piercing you want and the best type of jewelry to get.

This shop is located in Dormont, and is just a short drive south of the city. Walk ins are welcome, or you can call and schedule an appointment.

“Great atmosphere, and it was neat to see how each artist decorated their space. All in all, any worry I had prior to my appointment was quickly dispelled.” -Yelp Review

Six16 Body Piercing

The pros at this shop can take care of all your piercing needs

Six16 Body Piercing
Image courtesy of Six16 Body Piercing. The friendly staff will help you with your piercing as well as help you choose the perfect body jewelry.


4417 Butler St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201


Sun-Mon 12:30pm-4:30pm

Tues-Sat 12:30pm-8pm

Six16 Body Piercing is a great place to talk to the experts about any body piercing question you might have. Their experienced staff can walk you through the piercing process, and will be sure to offer their advice on the specifics of your piercing.

This shop also offers an amazing selection of body jewelry-- and will happily change out any of your jewelry for a new purchase. This Lawrenceville studio can get pretty busy especially on the weekends-- and they strongly recommend booking an appointment.

“I had a really great experience this past weekend with the guys at SIX16. They're super friendly and knowledgeable. I got a new ring for my nose and got an old piercing re-pierced. They made sure to try a couple different sizes to make sure everything was exactly right.” -Yelp Review

Godspeed Tattoo and Body Piercings

Perfect spot in the South Side for body piercing

Godspeed Tattoo and Piercings

Image courtesy of Godspeed Tattoo and Body Piercings. Whether you’re looking for a piercing-- or a tattoo-- this shop has got you covered.

South Side

1303 E. Carson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Mon-Thurs 1pm-12am

Fri-Sat 1pm-2am

Sun 12pm-10pm

Consider checking out Godspeed Tattoo and Body Piercings the next time you’re on the market for a piercing in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood. The professionals at this place will take the time to explain the piercing process-- and will be sure to answer any questions you might have as well.

They also stock some awesome body jewelry-- from simple titanium studs-- to larger belly button piercing jewelry. No matter what type of piercing you’re looking to get, you’ll be sure to look great afterwards!

“He was EXTREMELY professional, very nice and very patient making sure I was always comfortable with the process. Super talented!” -Google Review

Misery Ink Tattoo and Body Piercings

Head over to this piercing shop if you’re in West Mifflin

Misery Ink Tattoo and Piercings
Image courtesy of Misery Ink Tattoo and Body Piercings. Stop in and see the experts at this piercing shop for your next piece of body jewelry.

West Mifflin

434 Lebanon Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15122


Mon-Sat 1pm-9pm

Misery Ink Tattoo and Body Piercings boasts of some of the friendliest staff in the tattoo and body piercing business-- they are committed to providing exceptional designs that meet the high standards of their clients. There are a lot of body piercing places in Pittsburgh, but the people at this studio go above and beyond to make your idea a reality.

This studio is located in West Mifflin and is a great place to add to your growing collection of body piercings. Whether you’re into ear piercings, tongue piercings, or eyebrow piercings-- this place can do it all!

“Friends and I got piercings done, and a tattoo done on a separate visit and its gone well both times! Look forward to visiting to get more done by them. Friendly staff and quality work.” -Yelp Review

Alter Ego Body Art Studio

One of the best studios for all your body piercing needs

Alter Ego Body Art Studio
Image courtesy of Alter Ego Body Art Studio. This shop is a favorite among those who are serious about their body art.

Castle Shannon

4136 Library Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15234


Tues-Sat 12pm-7:30pm

Alter Ego Body Art Studio is a cool little tattoo and body piercing studio located in the suburb of Castle Shannon. The artists here are all trained in every type body piercing-- and their customers seem to keep coming back for more. From double helix piercings to lip rings-- you can feel confident the staff here will make you look fantastic.

Their prices are also extremely reasonable-- both for their services as well as for their entire collection of body jewelry. Stop in and be sure to check them out!

“Both of my piercings have healed beautifully. Everyone here is really professional, knowledgeable and sincere. I wouldn't go anywhere else.” -Yelp Review

Kyklops Tattoo

One of the highest rated body piercing shops in Pittsburgh

Kyklops Tattoo
Image courtesy of Kyklops Tattoo. Tattoos and body piercings seem to go hand in hand-- and this place does both extremely well!

South Side

2130 E. Carson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Mon-Thurs 12pm-8pm

Fri-Sat 12pm-9pm

Sun 12pm-5pm

For over 10 years Kyklops Tattoo has been adorning the people of Pittsburgh with tattoos and body piercings. Their services are some of the most sought after in Pittsburgh-- and once you see their amazing work-- you’ll understand why.

They offer a wide selection of some of the best body jewelry options-- including Maya, BVLA, and Diablo Organics-- you’ll have trouble deciding on what to purchase for your new piercing!

“If you're looking to get pierced, go here and get it done by Daria. She's knowledgeable and is all about making sure the customer is satisfied with what they want!” -Yelp Review

Black Cat Tattoos

A fantastic spot for your next body piercing

Black Cat Tattoos
Image courtesy of Black Cat Tattoos. This husband and wife team create some amazing tattoos and body piercings.


3439 Butler St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201


Mon, Thurs-Sat 11am-6pm

Sun 12:30pm-6pm

Black Cat Tattoos is an open, and friendly body piercing and tattoo shop located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. The owners wanted to create a shop where people would feel comfortable walking in and engaging the experienced staff with any question about body piercing or tattoos.

Every customer at this shop is treated like a friend-- and could be the reason Pittsburghers keep coming back for all their body piercing and body jewelry needs!

“Everyone was very friendly, the place is super clean and welcoming. I highly recommend going there if you're in Pittsburgh.” -Yelp Review

No matter what you want pierced, the places on this list will be happy to assist you. The professionals at these shops will have you in and out in no time-- with a fantastic new piercing to show off! Where is your favorite body piercing shop in Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments!


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