Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Health & Personal Care  > Personal Care & Body Art > Body Piercings

Body Piercings Cost


How Much Do Body Piercings Cost?

 
low costLow: $20-$55 for earlobesaverage costMedium: $30-$85 for most other areas
post E-mail post Post   Comments (109)

The cost of a body piercing varies depending on the location of the body being pierced, the type of piercing and the individual piercer.

Typical costs:

  • A body piercing typically costs $20 to $55 for earlobes, ear cartilage or cheek.
  • A body piecing typically costs $30 to $65 for the eyebrow, nose, navel or nipple.
  • A body piercing typically costs $40 to $85 or more for a medusa (a piercing above the lip), the tongue web or the surface of the body, such as at the nape of the neck.
  • Body piercings are considered cosmetic and are not covered by medical insurance. However, treatment for complications from a piercing, such as infection, would usually be covered.
Related articles: Tattoo, Tattoo Removal, Acupuncture

What should be included:
  • The piercing artist will disinfect the area, then use a hollow needle to pierce the skin -- or cartilage -- and then insert the body jewelry. The piercer should provide detailed aftercare instructions based on the type of piercing.
Additional costs:
  • Piercing costs usually include basic body jewelry, but jewelry upgrades cost extra. The body jewelry used should be made of implant-grade materials.
Discounts:
  • Some piercers offer discounts for multiple piercings, repeat customers or groups.
Shopping for body piercings:
  • Make sure the piercing studio you choose is licensed by your local health department and follows meticulous health standards -- including the use of a properly functioning autoclave machine for sterilization, use of gloves and only using equipment from individual sterilized and sealed packages. They also should never use a piercing gun, since these cannot be properly sterilized. The Association of Professional Piercers offers a detailed guide on how to choose a reputable piercer and a search-by-state function.
  • Tip: Once you have located a studio, ask how long the piercer has been practicing and ask to see before-and-after photographs of previous work.
  • Body piercing risks include: blood-borne diseases, such as hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis and HIV; allergic reactions, skin infections and scars or keloids, which are bumpy areas caused by a build-up of scar tissue. Oral piercings can cause dental problems, such as damage to gum tissue or cracked teeth.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
post E-mail post Post   Comments (109)
CostHelper News


7 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments

Page 4 of 4   -   << Previous   1   2   3   4   

Lobes
Amount: $300.00 total
Posted by: Beebs in New Orleans, LA.Posted: February 25th, 2018 04:02AM
Area: Lobes
Got a third hole in each earlobe from Purity Body Arts in New Orleans. Each piercing was $30 plus the price of jewelry (two studs: a 14 carat gold stud and an opal set 14 carat gold setting). Pristine setting, excellent quality control. Monique is the nicest piercer ever. But that place is $$$
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Industrial
Amount: $50.00 total
Posted by: BodyModCraves in Bogota, NJ.Posted: July 17th, 2017 04:07PM
Area: Ear
My ear actually bled onto my shirt and it ended up ripping out the front hole after the 6 month healing time. But the rip didn't hurt and the piercing didn't hurt. I want to get it redone.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Nipples
Amount: $40.00 total
Posted by: HaileyJay in Decatur, IL.Posted: July 2nd, 2017 11:07PM
Area: Nipples
Got it done on Friday the 13th so it was like buy one piercing get the other free (aka both nipples for the price of one $40). Worst pain I've ever felt in my life. I actually passed out. The more stressed out you are, the worse it will hurt bc the adrenaline pumping. Try to relax yourself. They're all healed up now and I absolutely love them! Worth it.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Piercings
Amount: $240.00 total
Posted by: William h in Jacksonville, FL.Posted: May 20th, 2017 06:05PM
Area: Ears, nose, lip
Ear lobe piercings at Claire's normal priced normal quality for a Claire's. Then an upper lobe piercing done at Walmart for their normal price. 2 helixs from the place I now regularly visit for $10 when the piercer was in training. A 3rd helix on my right ear for $20 when it was half priced. A nostril stud for $40. Then a ring for $40 and a 2nd ring for $40. Then I messed up went to a new place got a lip piercing for $43 that was crooked and had to take it out to get it redone in the near future. These prices don't include tips.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Navel
Amount: $20.00 total
Posted by: Airion in Chicago, IL.Posted: March 12th, 2017 10:03AM
Area: Belly button
Didn't hurt at all quick and easy
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Industrial
Amount: $70.00 total
Posted by: Melina in Lakeland, FL.Posted: February 23rd, 2017 09:02AM
Area: ear
The inward hole hurts and am currently trying to clear the bump with sea salt mixed with chamomile. I am finally able to change the Jewelry after 8 weeks 😀
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Smiley piercing
Amount: $60.00 total
Posted by: Courtney F in Puyallup, WA.Posted: February 17th, 2017 08:02PM
Area: Upper inside lip
Seriously hurt so little that after she did it I had to ask if she had done it yet! Lol
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Our Shop Offers The Best And Are Certified
Amount: $20.00 total
Posted by: INKadelphia Tattoo Studio in philadelphia, PA.Posted: February 9th, 2017 08:02AM
Area: overall body
Inkadelphia Tattoo Studio is the best and very affordable... Right now they have a special on navel piercings and they do these specials quite often $10 for a navel piercing normally $20 any surface piercing is $40,Dermal anchors are $60 each but if getting more then 1 we drop the price to $50 (The more you get the less they are)isnt that great!septum piercings cost up to $50 but can also be less... give us a call 2156448900 you wont regret it.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
3 collarbone dermals
Amount: $150.00 total
Posted by: Alyssa Huerta in Antioch, CA.Posted: January 25th, 2017 04:01PM
Area: Collarbone
I got 3 dermals underneath my left collarbone, the first two were fine, just a lot of pressure but the third hurt a lot because it pushed against my collarbone. It was fast, maybe 15 min but everything was sterilized. I love them
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Navel
Amount: $30.00 total
Posted by: Manda 😍😘💞 in Yakima, WA.Posted: January 3rd, 2017 09:01PM
Area: yakima on 1st street
I was nervous because who wants a 14 guage needle going through your skin? Hollow tube hurt so much that the pain was terrible. Definitely worth it though.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Septum
Amount: $50.00 total
Posted by: Karah in Charlotte, NC.Posted: January 2nd, 2017 07:01AM
Area: Septum
Got my septum pierced at Sadu Body Modifications in Charlotte. It was a great experience. Great starilization and the piercing didnt hurt at all! Even the healing process isn't terrible.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Snake Bites
Amount: $100.00 total
Posted by: Luca in Elgin, IL.Posted: June 23rd, 2016 09:06AM
Area: lower lip / labret
Piercing barely hurt, just pinched a bit, but then I almost fainted? lol. Had some healing complications involving lip growing over the backs, but that stopped once they completely healed almost a year later. Also developed what seems like a permanent boil / skin infection on left side. Tried different cleaning methods, nothing works. I took antibiotics for an illness, that's the only time it ever vanished, then re-emerged with a vengeance once antibiotics left my system.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Belly button
Amount: $35.00 total
Posted by: Sara dray in Klamath falls, OR.Posted: May 31st, 2016 07:05PM
Area: Fire and ice
Didn't hurt, only thing was the surprise of the needle because I hate them. Didn't heal very fast because my boyfriend liked to play with it with his tongue which kept causing infections. But it healed in about 7 months. I was 15 and my friend was there recording it.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Navel piercing
Amount: $30.00 total
Posted by: KarmaScorpion in Lancaster, CA.Posted: May 26th, 2016 10:05PM
Area: Navel
The part that freaked me out the most was the clamp. I was prepared for the pain from the needle just didn't factor in that there would a clamp pinching my skin. But I got over that quick when the needle pierced through, it was very painful, but didn't last too long. The next part, when she pulled the jewelry through the hole, I wouldn't exactly call painful just felt really weird. I bled a lot which was another thing I wasn't prepared for, so look out for that, but that doesn't happen to all people. Make sure you get aftercare instructions because I found those very helpful especially in keeping myself calm about it not being infected. The piercing so far has acted pretty normal, it's had it ups and downs and is still healing, which is something I knew going in that it has the longest healing period. If you get this piercing done I suggest you be vigilant about keeping up with cleaning it everyday because it's ver susceptible to infection.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Piercing
Amount: $75.00 total
Posted by: a user in New York, NY.Posted: April 20th, 2016 09:04AM
Area: ear
It was 25 for my helix and 50 for an industrial. I went to Whatever Tattoo on St. Marks Pl.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Shark bites
Amount: $2.75 total
Posted by: Save your money boi in Chicago, IL.Posted: April 14th, 2016 09:04PM
Area: Lip
Did it myself. Screw you dummies paying top price for a piercing. Just buy a kit on ebay. It'll save you hundreds. Just know your precautions.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Piercing
Amount: $100.00 total
Posted by: Max force in Willamsport, PA.Posted: March 16th, 2016 04:03AM
Area: Both nipples
I got both nipples done. There 50$ a piece and came with a sea salt spray
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Piercing
Amount: $60.00 total
Posted by: shenuts in Raceland, LA.Posted: March 9th, 2016 08:03AM
Area: Tougue & Belly & Virgina
it hurted a lil but not too m uch
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Nose
Amount: $30.00 total
Posted by: Booga in Venice beach, CA.Posted: March 5th, 2016 12:03PM
Area: Nose
Fast healing and painless
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Eyebrow
Amount: $41.00 total
Posted by: Nun ya in None ya, PA.Posted: November 30th, 2015 06:11PM
Area: Left eyebrow
It was painless the clamps hurt worse than the actual needle. But the clamps didn't hurt that much either, but it did hurt to sleep on my left side for about a week.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Piercing
Amount: $40.00 total
Posted by: Sookie006 in Canton, GA.Posted: November 9th, 2015 09:11AM
Area: Nose
Got my nose pierced 7 weeks ago at Planet ink in Canton. A lot of pressure when the needle went in but very little pain after. Piercer was awesome and very professional. Will go back!!
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Hip surface bar
Amount: $175.00 total
Posted by: HISUI in Saint Louis, MO.Posted: October 26th, 2015 09:10AM
Area: Hip both sides
Highest quality jewelry manufactured for surface bars.
Pretty high on the pain scale.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
3rd hole on earlobe
Amount: $10.00 total
Posted by: Yo mama in Nacogdoches tx, TX.Posted: October 24th, 2015 07:10AM
Area: East tx
Didn't hurt sore a little afterward
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Belly
Amount: $80.00 total
Posted by: Yup in Long Island, NY.Posted: October 17th, 2015 02:10PM
Area: Long Island
Was very professional going back to get more
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Nose piercing
Amount: $70.00 total
Posted by: Tina Powell in Charlotte, NC.Posted: September 19th, 2015 12:09PM
Area: 27
I got my nose pierced with a small gemstone titanium jewelry at Krazy kats last August. The piercer was excellent and it didn't really hurt, only bled for a few minutes. She gave me great aftercare instruction. I got it for more than a year ago and have changed the jewelries a couple of times since then.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Belly
Amount: $45.00 total
Posted by: Madi in Destin, FL.Posted: August 31st, 2015 07:08PM
Area: Destin, florida
The clamp was annoying so it took away concentration of the tiny sting of the needle. I had just turned 15 at the the time and I've had it for almost a year and it has healed fast and never given me any trouble. The only pain was when the piercer threaded the jewelry through. I plan to get dual microdermals in my hips next 😜😜
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Venom Bites
Amount: $100.00 total
Posted by: Julianna in Holland, PA.Posted: August 28th, 2015 09:08PM
Area: Tongue
Soooooo painful . The piercer was awful and I went to a pretty reputable place . She had to be new . And when I went to get them out she wouldn't do it so I had to go to another parlor to get them taken out so add on another $60 . Totally wasn't worth it . The pain was insane and I was starving .
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Tongue
Amount: $60.00 total
Posted by: C.c. in Woonsocket, RI.Posted: August 17th, 2015 07:08PM
Area: Rhode island
It's been a year the pain was temporary and now I forget it's even there... Just watch out for swallowing your ball when you eat.. Love it though..💜
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Nipples
Amount: $80.00 total
Posted by: Crystal96 in Dallas, TX.Posted: July 24th, 2015 03:07PM
Area: Nipples
Dominant side hurts a little more, the clamp is the worst part
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam

Page 4 of 4   -   << Previous   1   2   3   4   



 

Comment On Your Experience With Body Piercings
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  * total
Area:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



More Health & Personal Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Health & Personal Care How Much Does a Heart Stent Cost? How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost? How Much Does Medical Marijuana Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Sinus Infections - Steroid shot and sent home
Paid: 2753.00
I woke up having breathing problems. I went to nearby non-hospital THH office. Nurse took blood pressure and temperature. Dr came in the room and spent less than 10 minutes and stated I had sinus infection... [more]
-Bill Moore
Emergency Room Visit Cost
Mold Testing Pacific Palisades, CA
Paid: 800.00
It cost us 800. We were pleased with Knight Environmental consulting who we hired. They were very thorough. Friendly and respectful of our home.They checked everywhere in our 7000ft home and tested the air... [more]
-AMY SCHWARTZ
Mold Inspection Cost
extraction
Paid: 739.00
Had 3 extractions yesterday. The cost was 304.00 each extraction but with some kind of insurance plan you could get 30% off. The plan was 75.00 annually and came at a huge savings on the work as my final cost with the plan was 814... [more]
-Dental mess
Tooth Extraction Cost
McHenry MD - Suburban Propane
Paid: 3300.00
Just got my bill and in 5 weeks we supposedly used 356 gals. Hard to do when you are not there the entire time and you turned the thermostat to 60. They charged $.35 more per gallon then from 5 weeks ago. $3.42 per gallon... [more]
-Check your bill with Suburban
Propane Tank Cost
Laceration from stick
Paid: 25.00
Slipped and fell on a stick while running around on a hill, and recieved 2 lacerations on my right leg, one about an inch long and one about 2 inches long. Called my insurance asap (Kaiser) and they directed me to one of their Urgent Cares... [more]
-
Stitches Cost
Urinalysis was asked of me
Paid: 3920.00
This was supposed to cost $250. Total!$3,675. for a urinalysis. Not mentioned anywhere on ANY search was this required to get a card... [more]
-Nellie28
Medical Marijuana Card Cost