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Piercing Experience

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(16 Reviews)

1654 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

(404) 378-9100

Today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Safe. Simple. Gentle.

General Info

We provide the safest, gentlest piercings and the highest quality jewelry available. From simple earlobe piercings to the more exotic, we want to provide our clients with the best experience.

We stock a full range of implant-grade titanium jewelry for initial piercings along with options for healed piercings in titanium and other materials.


Regular Hours

Payment method
all major credit cards

Located in Candler Park, one mile east of Little 5 Points and south of Emory University. Lot and street parking available.

Candler Park, Eastside

Association of Professional Piercers (APP)

Body Piercing, Jewelers, Tattoos
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Price Range : Average

By Appointment Only: No


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Kalia W.



Love this place and the piercer and receptionist are very knowledgable about the products and services provided. Piercings didn't hurt, it was worth every penny.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Definitely Worth the Money

This review is way overdue (like 8 months overdue), so here it goes. I got my lip pierced in the town my college is in (very far away from Atlanta). Unfortunately it just wouldn't heal. I went back to the piercer and he replaced the flat back with a ring. It still didn't heal, so I had to take it out and let it close up. A few months later I decided I wanted to get my lip pierced again. So, I did some research to try to find the best piercing place in Atlanta. I didn't want to have same experience as the time before. Piercing Experience was the most knowledgeable and professional place I found. So I made an appointment, this time to get snake bites. I got there and was kindly greeted by Christina who answered all of my questions and then some. The place was super clean, and I was informed of the sterilizing, cleaning, piercing, and after care process. Very informative. I'm not going to lie, the piercings hurt (back to back), but I mean, it's a piercing, but everything was perfectly lined up and it looked great. It was pricey, including the jewelry, but it was really worth it. I think the problem I had with my previous piercing was that of the jewelry. I have not had any problem with the jewelry from Piercing Experience. It's high quality stuff. What was great was that I was able to come back for a 30 day check up. I came back a few more time, once to get another check up (my lip took a long time to get unswollen, so it was sore for a while), and to get shorter bars, and then to get circular barbells. All in all, it was a very positive experience, and I highly recommend getting your piercing done at Piercing Experience. And I am still rockin' the snake bites proudly =]:



Provided by Citysearch - 
Cleaner and Friendlier than your local hospital

I have had been to multiple piercing shops over the past few years and have never found a more professional and clean facility than Piercing Experience. PE's almost natural approach to piercing and aftercare seems out of the norm from what most people find from other shops but advice is given through educated personnel and they can even show you the research to back it up. Their choice of metals that are surgical implant grade or better is also impressive. I had a tongue piercing performed yesterday, a procedure that is known for it's swelling. Today I have very little swelling, and little to no pain. The procedure was done without forceful clamping and pulling, and as crazy as it sounds my tongue was given a bit of a massage to align the muscle fibers before it was pierced. I highly highly highly recommend PE.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Absolutely the best

This place is FANTASTIC. I went there to have a VERY SENSITIVE part of my body , and of course i was a little nervous. That nervousness disappeared when I met the people there and saw how professional and sanitary they were. I would never even consider going anywhere else. I actually sent a couple friends over there and they loved it too. If you or anyone you know is looking for a sanitary, professional and caring environment to get pierced in this is it!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Love, love, love Piercing Experience!

Piercing Experience is the best shop in Atlanta. I've gotten almost all my piercings done there. The staff is informed, professional, and very easy to talk to. They'll answer any question you have, no matter how silly it may seem. Yes, they are expensive, but it's absolutely worth it. My roommate in college paid $20 to get her navel pierced and ended up with a horrible infection. PE is cleaner than a doctor's office. If I've had any problems with piercings, it was due to my own negligence rather than anything they did.

I'm going to see them in a few weeks for my next piercing and I know it'll be another outstanding experience.



Provided by Citysearch - 
No need to fear if you get pierced here!

My piercing was to celebrate a 50 lb weight loss and being diabetic, I did my research about where to go (diabetics tend not to heal as well or fast as others.) I was first impressed with the shop, when I went in a year ago (only about 1/2 done with my weight loss) and padriac looked at my navel and said...I can pierce you today and will if you want, but it's likely with more weight to lose that your body will change shape and it will have to be re-done. That was honest and right and I really appreciated hearing that. So I waited and went back a month ago.

What a great experience! Brian did my piercing and was knowledgeable, kind and patient with my nervousness. He was great about telling me exactly what was going to happen. It was fast and not painful! The shop is clean and I appreciated the attention to the sterile environment and my health. And even after, my piercing did get irritated, but my phone message was returned within 24 hours and I was given a lot of good advice. They also encouraged me to come back in and have it checked. All in all, a very good experience. And yes, it was more costly than other places, but I'm very willing to pay for good service and attention to detail and my health if someone is going to be sticking a needle in me. Definitely worth every penny!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
The best place to get pierced in Atlanta, hands down!

My friend and I decided to check out Piercing Experience because I was having possible thoughts of another piercing in my ear, but also because my stretching experience was going sour. Brian was more than helpful, and explained that my friend and I were both using jewelry that could be harming our bodies over time. He changed out the jewelry for my friend (since his were still healing piercings) and offered me a good deal on some glass jewelry. Both of our ears couldn't be happier!

More important than the cleanliness, jewelry selection, and quality of care by the staff is that the staff was incredibly nice. I've been to places in Atlanta where I felt unwelcome for not being pierced over every inch of my body, but that's not the case here. You feel as though you're among friends, and the staff is informed, helpful, and very trustworthy. I'd recommend this shop over any other.

We didn't have any cost issues, but you do get what you pay for. Just like they say not to go to a cheap tattoo parlor, this is the same way. Pay for the quality of care and the professionalism. You won't be sorry!



Provided by Citysearch - 
A great piercing experience!

A friend recommended this place to me and I'm glad I went there. Brian and the staff there are so friendly. I had my belly button pierced by Summer and she was very gentle. I did pass out when I saw the needle and when I was awake she was done. I didn't feel a thing. I like the cleanliness of the facility since there are no mandated standards for sterility in piercing facilities. I've heard of other people going to unknown shops and getting piercings then getting infections and having to remove the jewelry. I did get an infection in my piercing but I think it was my own doing because I was so paranoid about getting water over it so I sealed it with a waterproof bandage and air couldn't get in. My dermatologist gave me some antibiotics to clear it up. Seven years later, I still love my piercing. In fact, I'm taking a friend here to get her belly button pierced shortly.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best place to get any piercing, EVER.

Two of my friends got staph from Uncle Freddie's Tattoo and Piercings in Buford, Georgia. So, when I decided to get pierced, I wanted to go to the best place Atlanta had to offer. When I went to get my tragus pierced at the Piercing Experience, not only was I treated with the utmost respect, but the owner/piercer Brian was the most genuine, kind, and patient guy ever. He went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and cater to everyone's needs. He was incredibly responsible, and showed us how he sterilized everything and told us everything we were forgetting to ask. Basically I just layed down on a medical bed (this place looks and feels like a doctor's office, and is spotless!) and did a breathing exercise, felt nothing, he put the bar in, and I was done! He even keeps candy in case you feel woozy and need some sugar. Total, the piercing and the bar cost me $70, which is about $15 more than other places, but it was entirely worth it. He also noticed the gauges I had in my ears previously, and told me about how they were bad for my ears and explained the hazard of the material (he is a piercing encyclopedia) and offered to trade them out for me! I'll never go anywhere else but here for a piercing. AND he even offers to do a checkup in 30 days. The most professional, germ-free place to go in Atlanta. I'd recommend it to everyone.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent Aftercare

The people at Piercing Experience care about what they do and are very knowledgeable. They pierced my navel excellently, but a few months later, it hadn't healed and I was having problems with it. They gave me lots of advice and guidance to take care of the problem, and were genuinely concerned. In the end I had to have the piercing removed and see a dermatologist for treatment, so it was a lousy piercing experience, and yet I'd still highly recommend the place.



Provided by Citysearch - 

I read the reviews for Peircing Experience and I desired to have my peircing done by a shop that had high marks and knowledge. Well I set forth and went down and had my piercing done. The shop was very clean A+, People that work there very nice A+, Knowledge about piercing A+. So after I got all pumped and was ready I asked how much. Cost for peircing and jewelry C-. Very costly. Was not expecting to spend as much as I did. So went for it anyhow, they have the best reviews right! Well after all said and done had to return a few days later for the piercing was in wrong location and was to low. So got pierced again to correct. I will say it was free to fix it and the staff was great. I guess next time I will check around on prices and ask more question all over town. Peircing Experience is a good shop just go knowing that you will be paying. Might be cheaper to buy your own jewelry and then have them do the peircing. After I got home I found my same jewelry I bought from them 1/4 of the price on line.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Very Informative

Brian could tell you anything and everything about piercing! He was very informative and friendly as well. I will definitely be going back for future piercings. Brian rocks!



Provided by Citysearch - 
peircing experience

As one of the review stated before, they are a little pricy, but it is definately worth it.
I've gotten my nose and ears pierced there. Before you go anywhere else if you're thinking about getting pierced go to Piercing Experience!
Brian is awesome.



Provided by Citysearch - 
don't go anywhere else

read the other comments for details......but if you're going to get pierced in or around atlanta, don't even think about going anywhere but piercing experience. you'll pay a bit more, but trust's worth it. --happy multiple-hole customer



Provided by Citysearch - 
The absolute best

This is the only place in town that uses medical-quality sterilization equipment and practices. If it's unsafe or not smart, they won't do it. Piercing is a job that very easily be done very badly. That is why Piercing Experience is so good. Brian, the owner, is knowledgeable, friendly and totally professional.