Koi Piercing Studio
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I have gotten a total of three piercings from Koi, and they have all healed beautifully and been wonderful. Except for the fact that my double nostrils aren't exactly even - but to be fair, I got them six months apart and by separate piercers. You can't tell unless you stare very hard, for a long time. I've never had a problem with any of the piercings or jewelry, but I will not be going back to Koi for any of my piercing needs in the future. Every single time I visited, whether it be to get pierced, buy jewelry, or to support a friend, the front desk staff has treated me very, very rudely. They were never accommodating or helpful, and it seemed as if the girl were acting like they were better than the guests. I felt extremely uncomfortable, and unless they hire different desk folks, I will not be going back. The piercings, piercers, and jewelry are superb, the customer service, is not.
I got my belly button pierced on March 27. The lady at the desk was super nice and helped me soo much! She calmed me down and promised me that it wouldn't hurt that much. Patrick was the one who actually pierced me, he was really nice and cool. He marked my stomach perfectly and took his time before he actually pierced it. It didn't even hurt! He did a good job, I've had no problems with it, it's never been infected, and it doesn't ever hurt. They also educate you really well on how to keep your piercing clean. I highly recommend this place!
04/13/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I’d heard good things about Koi for years. I finally decided to find out for myself when I decided to have my right nostril pierced a few months ago.
Walking in, I felt right at home. Portraits of tribes across the world hung on the walls, an ode to the history of body modification. The 2 staff members at the front desk were friendly and helpful. I was asked for my I.D. and signed the paperwork. While waiting (there was a group of girls ahead of me, which is typical for a Friday evening), I took some time to check out their merchandise.
There are 5 glass cases, all filled with beautiful jewelry, most of it being for stretched earlobes. Upon asking one of the employees about the material of a few pieces, he told me everything I wanted to know and even took them out of the case for me to hold.
I see many reviews written by people who were pierced by Patrick, but I believe my piercer’s name was Jen.
The piercing itself took less time than my wait. Jen took the time to see where the stud would look best for my nose shape, and marked the spot with what looked like a toothpick. She asked whether I liked the spot, which I did. When the needle went through, my eyes watered, but it wasn’t too painful. Putting in the stud was a little rougher, though. She handed me a hand mirror so that I could admire my new body mod. I thanked her and was on my way!
I paid about 65 for the piercing and jewelry and tipped her 25. I went home, feeling like a rockstar.
A week or so later I went to a party, and after a few too many Jager Bombs, I woke up the next morning with a closed nostril piercing and the stud had disappeared. I called the studio and they gave me some advice, which was to wait a few weeks and then to come and have it done again. Money down the drain, yes, but a mistake I won’t make again.
So, after a few months, I went in and Jen did it a second time. Just as well, and this time with a different kind (one less likely to fall out).
If I have ever have another piercing I’d like done, this will be the place. Clean, professional, and the kind of place I feel at home.
ALSO, they’re honest! While picking out my jewelry the second time, I pointed to a pretty piece that I liked. The girl at the counter let me know that it was 78 dollars, and I was quick to choose a cheaper piece.
03/28/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I went in to get a lip piercing. The wait time wasn't bad. Patrick pierced me, he is very professional. It was quick and easy. They gave me a pamphlet that had tips and warnings for piercings which was very helpful because, it was my first time getting any piercing. The pamphlet was well written and easy to understand, also had some humor. I'm defiantly going to go there again for my industrial.
03/16/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I had wanted my nose pierced since I was like 12 and I finally decided I was going to do it. I did a lot of research and found KOI. I read a lot of reviews and didn't see any bad ones. That's when I knew that's where I wanted to go. I traveled three hours to go. Patrick did my nose piercing. He did an amazing job and put me at ease. He joked around and was really nice! I'm very very happy with my peircing and if I were to get another one I would definitely go back to KOI!!
01/30/2012Provided by Citysearch -
In November, I got my vch done by Patrick on my 18th birthday. It was a great time and and my overall experience was great! I would definitely recommend going to Koi and I will totally keep going for any future work.
Patrick did an amazing job with the placement which i was a bit concerned about before getting it done. Patrick is very slick. He is also fun, friendly and professional. He even let me bring in a couple friends while he did the work.
The people at the front are also friendly and will answer any questions you might have and such. The place is clean and they also have really cool jewelry and gauges for sale .Such an awesome shop!
01/24/2012Provided by Citysearch -
A friend and I went to Koi in September after hearing many great recommendations, and Koi completely lived up to it's name. While I merely had my ears and tragus pierced, my friend decided to get dermal anchors and was extremely nervous. However, her fears were quickly put to rest by the calm and friendly atmosphere. Everyone who works there is great and the shop is very clean! Patrick performed our piercings and it was a delight. He knew what he was doing. He was precise, professional, and FUNNY. :) They also played great music! Neither of us have had any issues with our piercings because we followed the instructions and tips that were in the brochure they gave us afterwards.
Thanks, Patrick for doing a great job and putting up with a couple of silly teenage girls. :)
11/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Koi to get my nose re-pierced after a piercing I had a year ago got really infected and I had to take it out. I read online that Koi is the best studio in Salt Lake City, and I have to say I can easily agree with that!
The location was fine (although I hate their parking lot). The studio is really warm and inviting and they have a lot of really interesting jewelry on display. They were really friendly and got me in right away to get pierced.
The piercer (whose name I can't remember, unfortunately) was friendly and talkative, and the room where they pierced me was clean. The whole process of the actual piercing took under five minutes -- incredibly fast and easy... it even hurt less than the first time. He also told me what I might have done wrong the first time and gave me some great advice on how to prevent an infection.
They invited me to come back with any questions or problems.
The piercing fee isn't too much, and then you have to buy your jewelry. Mine cost about $60 (before I bought some H2Ocean).
I would definitely recommend Koi to anyone in the area looking to get pierced.