We’re living in modern times and body modifications such as piercing and tattoos are more trendy than they have ever been! With the rising popularity, piercing prices is something that is always necessary to consider. We have some advice and information you may want to consider before going out there to get yourself a new hole!
All Types of Piercings with Prices
The price of a certain piercing will vary based on a number of factors. One of these factors is the area in which you choose to get pierced. This is due to the difficulty a piercer might have in inserting jewelry into the location, along with how many holes are needed, and how long the piercing process takes.
You should always make sure and do as much research on your piercer as possible, and ask for as many references as you can. Why are some things less expensive to have pierced and why do prices fluctuate between the different shops? Let’s break down some of the costs of specific piercings that may determine the total price of the piercings you are interested in.
Ear Piercing Prices
Ear piercings seem basic enough and that’s not totally wrong, but what you may not know is that there are a lot of different types of ear piercings. Each different piercing has a different cost as well, but most won’t go over $70 (63 EUR) depending on the jewelry you choose and the shop you go to.
Another thing to consider is if you’re getting the same piercing on both ears, that will likely double the total cost of your visit.
Specific Ear Piercings Pricing Overview
- Earlobe – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Upper Earlobe – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Anti Tragus -$35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Anti Helix/Snug – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Conch – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Helix – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Cartilage – $35 (32 EUR)
- Industrial – $40 (37 EUR)
- Flat – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Rook – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Forward Helix – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Daith – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Tragus – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Surface Tragus – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
Facial Piercing Prices
When it comes to getting something on your face pierced, a lot of people have some reservations and rightfully so. Facial piercings are inherently more dangerous and require more skill, therefore they are not as cheaply priced as some of the ear piercings you’ve previously read about here. There’s the eyebrow piercing, the bridge of your nose, nostril piercings, the septum piercing, the philtrum, lip piercings, and many many more
Facial piercing prices often have to do with how risky the procedure will be and the type of jewelry that is required for said piercing. You can expect to pay anywhere from $60 to $120 (54 to 108 EUR) depending on which facial piercing you choose.
Specific Face Piercings Pricing Overview
- Eyebrow – $35 (32 EUR)
- Bridge – $35 (32 EUR)
- Nostril – $35 (32 EUR)
- Septum – $35 (32 EUR)
- Medusa – $35 (32 EUR)
- Monroe – $35 (32 EUR)
- Labret – $35 (32 EUR)
- Cheek – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Dahlias – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Tongue – $35 (32 EUR)
- Vertical Labret – $35 (32 EUR)
Body Piercing Prices
When it comes to body piercings, there are a lot of different directions you can go. Below we have broken down the most common body piercing types with their prices and associated costs.
Belly Button Piercing Prices
We’ve talked about ear piercing and facial piercings so far so what could be next? You guessed it, body piercings. The most popular body piercing is the belly button. Generally, a belly button piercing runs around $30 to $60 (27 to 54 EUR) of course, just like the other types of piercings, depending on the piercer and the jewelry you choose.
Nipple and Genital Piercings Prices
Some piercings are not for the faint of heart, nipple and genital piercings would fall in this category. Nipple piercings are usually done in a set of two so you have to think there’s double the price in jewelry. Nipple piercing prices range from $100 to $120 (90 to 108 EUR).
Genital piercings, however, are a little more complicated. It takes an especially skilled piercer to comfortably do genital piercings which makes the price of them a little higher than all the rest. Genital Piercing prices range anywhere from $70 to 140 (63 to 126 EUR).
Dermal Implant Piercing Prices
Dermal implants are another type of body piercing that is quite different from the others we’ve talked about. A dermal implant is also called a single point piercing. They got this nickname because unlike most piercings, they are not through-and-through, they enter at one point but never exit anywhere because they’re implanted under your skin.
Stainless steel is usually the material that the actual implant is made from, so the jewelry isn’t very expensive, but the fee for the piercing itself can vary quite a bit. This form of piercing takes more practice and skill, so some shops may inflate the price due to this. Dermal implants can range anywhere from $50-$100 (45 to 90 EUR) depending on the jewelry you may choose and the shop you choose to go to.
Specific Body Piercings Pricing Overview
- Nipple – $35 (32 EUR) for 1 or $60 (55 EUR) for 2
- Belly Button – $35 (32 EUR)
- Dermal Anchor – $45 (41 EUR)
- Christina – $45 (41 EUR)
- Vertical Hood – $45 (41 EUR)
- Outer Labia – $45 (41 EUR)
- Inner Labia – $45 (41 EUR)
- Isabella – $45 (41 EUR)
- Clitoral – $45 (41 EUR)
- Horizontal Hood – $45 (41 EUR)
- Fourchette – $45 (41 EUR)
- Prince Albert – $45 (41 EUR)
- Reverse Prince Albert – $45 (41 EUR)
- Frenulum – $45 (41 EUR)
- Foreskin – $45 (41 EUR)
- Apadravya – $45 (41 EUR)
- Ampallang – $45 (41 EUR)
- Dydoe – $45 (41 EUR)
Piercing Jewelry Prices and Materials
When you think about going to get that piercing you’ve been talking yourself up to get you probably skim over how much you may think it costs. Are you considering how much you may pay for the actual jewelry that’s put into your fresh piercing?
There are several material options for your jewelry and they all vary in pricing and of course in appearance. It’s important you really take your time when researching your options so you can make the most educated decision for yourself when the time comes!
Surgical Stainless Steel Piercing Materials
In the body modification world, stainless steel is the most common and most affordable jewelry option out there. Steel is also one of the safest when it comes to allergies (unless you have a severe nickel allergy, in which case avoid stainless steel) so all around steel can be a good option to choose! One reason you may want to avoid this material is because it’s not known for being the most light of materials.
This means depending on the placement of your piercing and the size of your jewelry you may notice some stretching or irritation with your skin. Stainless steel can be plated in many different colors but it’s not safe to use steel that’s plated right away in a fresh piercing There’s some good and some negative when it comes to selecting steel.
Titanium Piercing Materials
Okay, so you have an extreme nickel allergy? Say hello to titanium! Titanium is the next best option for your fresh piercing. You don’t have to be worried about using it because it’s actually used in a lot of major surgeries that a replacement is required in.
Unlike stainless steel this metal can come in many colors while also being safe to use in a fresh piercing because it’s not plated, it’s anodized! Titanium is also lighter than stainless steel is, who knew? Just like stainless steel, titanium is very affordable.
Niobium Piercing Materials
If you really like titanium jewelry you could also consider niobium! It’s very similar to titanium in the way that it can be anodized and come in many colors. One of the things that sets it apart from titanium is the fact that it can come in black, which titanium cannot.
Niobium is also not approved for implants but has been safe to use for piercings. Niobium is on the pretty affordable side of jewelry for piercings so check out that piece of jewelry you’ve always wanted to!
Gold Piercing Materials
If you have a more flexible budget for your new piercing, gold is always a great option! Anything higher than 14kt will be an acceptable option since it does not contain any nickel. You guessed it, gold isn’t necessarily the most affordable option for your new piercing.
However, after your piercing has healed you could always find something that’s gold plated. With gold plated jewelry you can have all the style and look of gold without all the expense.
Things to Consider When Getting a New Piercing
Now that we’ve discussed some of the different materials and how they can affect the overall cost of your piercing, let’s talk about how each shop in each town in each state will vary on piercing prices. Why would each shop be different from the prices they charge?
For starters, it costs someone a lot of time and money to jump through all the hoops they need to in order to be licensed to pierce your ears. The costs and times vary in every single state as do wages for living and so on. All these things play a role in determining the price of a piercing.
Location of the Piercing on the Body
Besides the location which the shop is in, the other thing you have to think about is where on the body will this piercing be? Will it be a standard ear piercing or are you committing to something on your face? These things make a big difference for piercing prices. When you get your ears pierced it’s typically a very easy process and there aren’t too many risks to it.
Start getting facial piercings and that’s when you’re going to notice that price increase, but if you think about it that makes perfect sense. Your face is a much more delicate place, it’s visible to almost everyone you come in contact with, and there are more health risks involved.
Keep reading for some common piercings, along with the information you need to know regarding the price of each.
Picking the Right Piercer for the Job
The person you select to do your piercing actually has a lot of influence on what the overall price will end up being. Your piercer has gone through a lot of classes, many years of training, and possibly has to pay a shop overhead.
If they have to pay a shop overhead that would mean a portion of the money you pay them goes to the shop they work out of to pay for their spot. Something else to consider is the fact that many people that do body piercing for a living have been doing it many years and have a lot of valuable experience.
Check their portfolio for fresh and healed piercings, check the ratings of the shop and of them, ask for references if possible. Use your best judgement! If something bothers you it’s best to not overlook it. There are many reputable piercings out there, no need to settle!
Your Questions about Piercing Prices Answered
Are you or a friend considering getting a new piercing? There’s a few things you should be aware of before you make your final decision on which shop you choose to go to and the type of jewelry you may want. Let’s get into a few questions to help you make your decisions!
How do I choose the shop and piercer to get a new piercing from?
One way to choose the place to go is to search your local/fairly close shops. Start by reviewing the piercers they have and their portfolios. Many people will leave reviews on things like Facebook, Google, and even yelp.
Once you have narrowed it down some, you should ask to see photos of healed piercings they’ve done. You also want to consider how much they’re charging. If a piercer’s prices are very low, there’s likely a reason as to why that is.
How do I choose my jewelry for my new piercing?
When choosing the jewelry for your fresh piercing you want to look at a few things. Do you have any nickel allergies? If so you want to stay away from stainless steel but don’t worry because titanium is a great alternative. Both are safe for new piercings and pretty affordable.
You could also splurge and go for something like gold, just be sure it’s not gold plated. Gold plated jewelry is too soft and can get indents that will harbor bacteria. That’s not what you want, especially with a new piercing.
Do I need to tip my piercer?
Professional piercers work in similar environments as hairstylists and other people you might tip, and you might be surprised that the way they get paid is actually similar. The way you tip, however, is completely up to you. Some people tip based on the level of service they receive and some people tip based on a percentage of the overall price, normally anywhere from 15%-20%.
Getting the right Price for your Piercing
We’ve talked about materials, we’ve talked about location on your body, and we’ve talked about how your piercers experience can all influence the overall price of your piercing.
You should put a good amount of time and thought into the decisions you make when it comes to something like this. You want to get a good deal and also make sure that the person that does this service for you is qualified. Do your research and use your best judgment.
Hello! My name is Emily and I obsessed with piercings (and tattoos) since I was a little girl of 6 years old. I was fortunate enough to make my passion my work after meeting my amazing husband Jeffrey who owned his own tattoo shop. I just recently finished my internships at some of America’s most famous piercing shops and a dream to start something together was born. After falling in love with each other (and each other’s piercings and tattoos) we decided to expand his tattoo shop and I got to manage my own piercing shop in the same space! I’ve never been so happy being able to share my love for piercings through my shop and this blog I started back in 2013. We love to share models and inspiration, so feel free to email me your suggestions, pictures or if you just want to say hi!