Bodymod basics: Expert studios for body piercing in Toronto

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Whether you're getting your first piercing or adding one to a growing collection, selecting a place to get it done right is vital. The best studios feature a solid collection of jewellery, in addition to experienced specialists who are capable of safely piercing any spot your heart desires. Check out these expert body piercing studios in Toronto for your next bodymod experience. [Image credit:]

Yonge Street Tattoos

2-602 Yonge St, Toronto ON M4Y 1Z3

Since 1995, Yonge St. Tattoos & Piercings was one of the first respectable destinations where Torontonians could get properly pierced. This shop, located just north of Wellesley Street, has welcomed plenty of celebrities into their business, including musicians and sports stars. This is a great place to visit, especially if you're seeking your first extreme piercing experience.

New Tribe Tattoo and Piercing

232A Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5V 1Z6

New Tribe is a well-known body art and modification salon that's located along one of the trendiest strips in the city: Queen Street West – right across from the famous City TV building. This award-winning parlour has received quite a few musicians who have crossed the street to get a quick piercing done after being interviewed on City TV.

Exotix Studios

163 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON M5V 2L6

Exotix Studios has been performing piercings and body art for more than a decade, and is hip as ever after undergoing a stunning renovation. Located along Spadina Avenue, just off of the Queen West strip, Exotix has a beautiful collection of body jewellery by handmade California-bred BVLA, and Maya Jewelry whose pieces are hand-carved using organic materials.

Art Ink Collective

823 Bloor St W, Toronto ON M6G 1M1

This studio is located in Koreatown, just west of Christie Station, welcoming all who wish to acquire a piercing. Art Ink Collective is more of a low-key experience, partially because of its location on the edges of the downtown core, but also because the owner, George Martinez, has been personally taking care of clients for more than 10 years.

Adrenaline Toronto

239 Queen St W, Toronto ON M5V 1Z4

Adrenaline has plenty of experience providing their customers with the results they desire. This shop has some of the best and most popular brands of body modification jewellery. They also have a piercer on duty at all hours to answer questions and perform spontaneous piercings in a safe manner. Adrenaline has parleyed their success into locations in Vancouver and Montreal as well.

The Village Ink

101 Yorkville Ave, Toronto ON M5R 1C1

One of the more upscale places for you to get pierced is at The Village Ink in Yorkville. Although this space is a newcomer to the scene, the staff aren't new to piercing body mods. Those who visit this establishment note the cleanliness, the modern decor and the quality of the work performed.

Black Line Studio

85 Portland St, Toronto ON M5V 2M9

Black Line Studio is a boutique-style piercing salon that has been locally nominated for numerous awards throughout their decade in business. Having performed more than 23,000 piercings during this time, it's safe to say that this studio knows what they're doing and are capable of producing stunning body art through different types of body mods.

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