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How Much Do Body Piercings Cost?

 
low costLow: $20-$55 for earlobesaverage costMedium: $30-$85 for most other areas
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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.
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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.
 
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Belly Button
Amount: $85.00 total
Posted by: Katelyn in Reading, PA.Posted: June 20th, 2014 07:06AM
Area: Belly Button
Didnt hurt .
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Belly Button
Amount: $85.00 total
Posted by: Katelyn in Reading, PA.Posted: June 18th, 2014 06:06PM
Area: Belly Button
Didnt hurt .
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VCH
Amount: $150.00 total
Posted by: Adrianne :) in St. Petersburg, FL.Posted: October 19th, 2013 02:10AM
Area: Clit hood
Vertical clit hood piercing. If I'd searched more pics on the internet I would have went with horizontal instead.
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Piercing
Amount: $120.00 total
Posted by: lovepierceed in Altoona, PA.Posted: August 20th, 2013 05:08AM
Area: Ear
I have my ear pierced 10 times in both ears. It was basically painless, I didn't feel much of anything.
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belly button
Amount: $25.00 total
Posted by: ooke1 in sedalia, MO.Posted: November 20th, 2012 04:11PM
I love it Ive had it for about 1 year now
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Love them
Amount: $235.00 total
Posted by: Daina in Edmonton, Alberta, Other.Posted: June 21st, 2012 01:06PM
Area: Lobes, tragus, belly button
I had my lobes done when I was 13. At 14, I did my second lobes and helix by myself. 15, I did a third hole on my lobe, again, by myself. They didn't get infected and healed really nicely. At 17, I got my tragus and belly done. Tragus feeling was cool, I could hear the cartilage being punctured! Belly hurt the worst. She didn't clamp it, and she said that was best. What was good about the tragus was she clamped it, so I felt the clamps, but not the needle. I want to get double microdermal hip piercings next.
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Piercings
Amount: $125.00 total
Posted by: Ohp in Las Vegas, NV.Posted: June 20th, 2012 07:06PM
Area: Back Dermals
I got them done back in January, they were about $180 for both and $90 for one. I was able to pay $125 for them because my friend is the one that pierced me and I had the hook up.
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first, second holes on both ears, belly button, bottom right lip
Amount: $90.00 total
Posted by: swillsey in manchester, KY.Posted: April 24th, 2012 06:04PM
first holes barley hurt, second ones i couldnt feel anything, belly button the only thing that hurt was the clamp they used on it and bottom right lip only felt like a bee sting in my lip
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My piercing
Amount: $15.00 total
Posted by: taylor016 in bardstown, KY.Posted: April 18th, 2012 03:04PM
Area: Tragus
I did not think it hurt. But it hurts worse than the cartilage and earlobes.
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pircing
Amount: $200.00 total
Posted by: sexy 19 in augusta, GA.Posted: March 19th, 2012 07:03AM
Area: ear belly cit eyebrow n more
it does hurt a lil and it was simple n my boy friend love them especiall the one on my clit.. that one hurts so i would thinktwice about it but other then that it was ok i guess
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Second ear piercing.
Amount: $23.00 total
Posted by: McKenzie in West Valley, UT.Posted: March 4th, 2012 01:03PM
Area: Ear
I got a second piercing just above my original one. It doesn't hurt one bit! And I got them pierced at a kiosk in the middle of the mall. If you're scared to get them done, don't be. It's almost PAINLESS.:)
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Barbell Piercing (:
Amount: $50.00 total
Posted by: Bee in Hope Mills, NC.Posted: December 29th, 2011 05:12PM
Area: Ear
Um, I got it done at the Chop Shop.
Kinda painful.
the $ 50.00 covers piercing and barbell.
Enjoy!
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tounqee andd lip
Amount: $3.00 total
Posted by: tokxteraaaaxiv in N$Atwater, CA.Posted: December 1st, 2011 08:12PM
Area: Tounqe&&Lip
lip didnt hurt my friend just stuck the needlee through , and tounge she stuck it through too and it too about a day too heel it didnt hurt at all. Im 14 & got them at 13 (: im curios about getting my cheeks im worried about the pain)': buy yup.
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Backdimples:)))
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: Lizzzzz in Woonsocket, RI.Posted: October 8th, 2011 06:10AM
Area: Back
I just want to get my back dimples pierced but there hasnt been anyone on this site that has. I dont know uow much it shoupd be or which place is the best.
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belly button :D
Amount: $55.00 total
Posted by: karley in wilmington, NC.Posted: September 4th, 2011 09:09AM
Area: navel
it didnt hurt im 13 and now i want my hips done. (:
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These prices are based on losy piercers and horrible jewelry!
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: Piercer in All over the USA, Other.Posted: August 29th, 2011 07:08AM
I'm yet to see any one in these comments that has actually been pierced with proper jewelry, as the numbers simply do not add up here. For the prices mentioned, It's honestly impossible to have been pierced with quality jewelry [like anatometal, industrial strength, neometal, etc] and by a decent piercer. Look for people that are members of the APP on safepiercing.org, not some idiot that will do it for a few bucks. Read up, educate, care for your body. This is ridiculous! Also, from having worked all around the usa, prices at better piercers will usually NOT include jewelry; you will pay a basic service cost [ranging from 20 to 60$ depending on the piercing and parlor] and the jewelry of your choise. Never accept crappy steel externally threaded junk for initial piercings.
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body ringz
Amount: $30.00 total
Posted by: Eb J. in NEWARK, NJ.Posted: July 2nd, 2011 09:07PM
Area: tongue
It was fast I didn't even feel it...
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Labret
Amount: $50.00 total
Posted by: ashykinz in capitol heights, MD.Posted: June 6th, 2011 12:06AM
Area: bottom right side of lip
At first my first labret was on the left side but I closed it up when I though it had gone wrong..mine as well say I spent $100 bucks. Didn't hurt though, felt like a pinch. Got mines done at EXPRESSIONZ on Hampton Park Blvd/Central Ave, Md
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Piercingg(:
Amount: $54.00 total
Posted by: B-Korwin in Wilmington, NC.Posted: March 17th, 2011 06:03PM
Area: belly button
didnt hurt at all.! and i hate pain! but it didnt hurt the only time it hurt is sleepin and gettin hit in the stomach
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piercings
Amount: $60.00 total
Posted by: kelseyy in clermont, FL.Posted: March 16th, 2011 09:03PM
Area: ears
Had my ears first pierced when I was like ten. Took out early and closed up. Redone at thirteen and loved it. Double pierced when I was fifteen. And most recently got a third in my right ear. It only hurt because the lady pressed really slowly so I felt the needle puncture my skin. I want to get my cartilage and navel pierced next.
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Lip
Amount: $36.00 total
Posted by: Katrina Renee in Port Royal, SC.Posted: March 16th, 2011 07:03PM
Area: Left side of my lip
It hurt when she screwed the ball on, but the piercing its self wasnt bad at all... I got it done December 21st, 2O11. & I want more already, Im thinkin about my navel & hips=) Summers right around the corner!
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nose
Amount: $10.00 total
Posted by: alia in bentleyville, PA.Posted: March 10th, 2011 06:03PM
Area: bentleyville pa
Hurt 4 like a sec..had 1 huge crocodile tear come out..got infected but healed quick..had it done 4 2 yrs now..love it..goin 2 finally get my eyebrow & Monroe done 2mrw
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most amazing piercing :-)
Amount: $30.00 total
Posted by: a user in parkville, MD.Posted: February 8th, 2011 03:02AM
Area: belly button
Was done quickly. The place I got it done at, Mr.Bees is owned by a doctor so the place was very clean. It was over very quickly, and everyone was really nice.
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Best piercing everrr.
Amount: $20.00 total
Posted by: Adriiiiiiiiannnnnnnnnna in Yerington, IN.Posted: February 7th, 2011 02:02PM
Area: Lip
Its amazinngg.
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piercings
Amount: $147.00 total
Posted by: laur in Indianapolis, IN.Posted: January 29th, 2011 11:01AM
Area: VCH+Industrial
VCH was done by Kristin @ metamorphosis [$85] and industrial was done @ steel rod tattoo [$62]
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Piercing
Amount: $50.00 total
Posted by: Steffany in Howell, NJ.Posted: January 25th, 2011 01:01PM
Area: Naval
No pain what so ever
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piercing
Amount: $28.00 total
Posted by: cymballiciouschick in provo, UT.Posted: January 21st, 2011 01:01AM
Area: cartlidge
well i got the top of my ear...the cartlidge done while i was on vaca in utah. Got it dont at claires in the mall. She was clean and professional. Didnt hurt at all just a tiny pinch. Just the same as my lobes.
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Piercing
Amount: $40.00 total
Posted by: a user in Dallas, TX.Posted: January 11th, 2011 12:01PM
Area: Naval
The piercing with ring costed $25, and my mom and I tipped her $15. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TIP THEM. Only if they do a good job and keep things clean while doing it of course. This is also why you should go with a friend, so they can keep an eye on the piercer.
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pierced up !!
Amount: $40.00 total
Posted by: idalett in Brandon, FL.Posted: November 17th, 2010 02:11PM
Area: eyebrow
it didnt hurt. it was like a 2 sec pinch.
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Piercing
Amount: $45.00 total
Posted by: k2 in Waterford, CT.Posted: November 7th, 2010 02:11PM
Area: Navel
didnt hurt at all..it was 35 but $10 extra for a certain ring
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Lip piercing
Amount: $50.00 total
Posted by: Varda in Seattle, WA.Posted: November 5th, 2010 07:11AM
Area: Lip, Right side.
Great experience, have had four more put in my lip since then
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piercings
Amount: $45.00 total
Posted by: jessie b in willimantic, CT.Posted: October 29th, 2010 10:10PM
Area: conch
The actual piercing didnt hurt, but putting the jewlery in had a little pinch. Then it was extremely sore for about 2 months after.
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:)
Amount: $40.00 total
Posted by: Beatris in joliet, IL.Posted: October 12th, 2010 09:10AM
Area: belly
it was like a pinch;
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