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Offering the largest selection of piercing supplies, body jewelry, & tattoo supplies at the lowest prices online, guaranteed!

Business Description

Painful Pleasures was founded in 1999 with two goals in mind: to support tattoo and piercing artists and shops by providing the supplies they need at the best prices online, and to become one of the world's largest distributors of body jewelry. On the path to achieving those goals, our business has expanded tremendously. We now have two tattoo, piercing and laser tattoo removal studios: The Studio at Painful Pleasures in Hanover, MD, and Body Mod Ink in Annapolis Mall.  Our online store,, offers more than 10,000 wholesale-priced products, including tattoo supplies, body jewelry, piercing supplies, alternative apparel, medical supplies, and more.  We manufacture a number of the products we sell ourselves, including Elementals Organics, Elementals Evolved, Precision Needles, Precision Medical, Limitless, Pierced Tools, Petrify, and others. We also offer an online community that brings together body mod enthusiasts and artists through a Forum and Gallery, with additional educational resources available in our Videos section, Blog, News & Events sections, and Help Center. Visit us online today at to shop, learn and share!

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Regular Hours

Sat - SunClosed

We offer one of the world's largest selections of body jewelry in an extraordinary variety of styles and sizes, piercing and tattoo supplies (e.g. Precision Needles, FK Irons, Cheyenne tattoo machines, Eternal Ink, Petrify, Pierced Tools, & many other products by well-known brands), medical supplies (e.g. autoclaves, sterilization pouches, medical tapes, disinfectants, etc.), fantastic aftercare products from brands like H2Ocean and Redemption, alternative apparel by art-driven brands like Sullen, dreadlock goods, books, educational DVDs, and much, much more! We also perform laser tattoo removal, tattoos and piercings by appointment in The Studio at Painful Pleasures.
Alla Prima Ink, Cheyenne Tattoo Machines, Dragonfly, Elementals Organics, Eternal Ink, FK Irons Machines, Gorilla Glass Body Jewelry, InkJecta, Many more!, Precision Needles, Steadfast, Stigma, Sullen Apparel, TatSoul, Unbreakable Body Jewelry
Payment method
amex, paypal, cash, master card, discover, visa
Once you enter 7410 Coca Cola Drive, drive around behind the building on the left. Painful Pleasures is located in the center of the back side of the building, facing the parking lot.
After signing into our studio and reading over the required paperwork related to the tattoo, piercing or laser tattoo removal service you're having performed, you can sit comfortably on the leather sofas in our waiting area and peruse magazines or portfolios of our artists' works, play games on our custom pinball machine (kids are welcome to join in the fun, too!), enjoy the art throughout our 2-story facility--like the stunning custom hot rod in our lobby and paintings across our walls--or peruse our custom display cases filled with a sampling of the thousands of products available on If you're interested, you can order the items you want via our electronic kiosk before your appointment and potentially have your order waiting for you as you're preparing to leave!
English, Spanish
Body Piercing, Tattoo Removal, Tattoos, Jewelry Supply Wholesalers & Manufacturers
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

By Appointment Only: No


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Zachary W.



Worst experience ever! !! Mickey mouse operation,customer service is not a priority . They don't answer the phone, if they do you're on hold for 25 minutes. Poor communication and cust service. They don't care.

Lola S.



The Studio at Painful Pleasures is amazing. They have the best prices and the best service out of any place I have been to. The doctor on staff is a pleasure to deal with and again, you can't beat their prices anywhere else you go. Thanks Painful Pleasures, it was a pleasure and I look forward to the next time I go back!

A K.



WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! I got the living social deal. Everything was going well for the past few months. And then when it came time for me to pay extra sessions they increased the price by over $20 per session even though the original amount was written on my paperwork. She said that price was wrong even though I was quoted that amount 5 months ago. I told her why should I have to suffer, and pay the price difference because her staff was telling me the wrong price for months. I told her that was not good business practices, and she said when I get my own business I can run it how I like. Mind you this was in front of two other customers. I asked to speak with a manager, and she said she was the COO. Please do not waste your time and money it is clear they do not care about customers, and only about trying to get as much money as possible. Here I am half way through my tattoo removal hoping I can find another place who will finish where they left off. How unsettling smh. She told me I don't have to come back... I still have half of my tattoo left I need more sessions. She said none of the other customers complained about the price increase. I politely let her know my concern was my tattoo removal, and the price, and not how other customer responded to the news of having to pay more. So unprofessional save your time, money, and the pain. They definitely named their shop correct with the first word because they are just that ... PAINFUL!!!!

Pippersqueak G.


I recently ordered from Painfu...

I recently ordered from Painful Pleasures for the first time but had a couple questions/concerns. So I contacted customer support and they were extremely helpful in assisting me and my jewelry needs and making sure I am getting exactly what I was looking for. Painful Pleasures is a great company and I suggest ordering from them for your piercing and tattoo needs.

Addison L.



When I ordered from Painful Pleasures I found their staff to be Knowledgeable and Friendly. The price was excellent and shipping was fast. I will definitely be ordering from Painful Pleasures again.

Javier M.



I purchase from Painful Pleasures snce year 2006.

I reside in Latin America and they were very helpful for two reasons: I can purchase many brands in one only place, and Marc, the owner, could understand my needs and particullarities of my country regarding shipping and customs.

My business grew up with them, and I also reccommended PP to some friends in other countries, who keep purchasing from them and find PP very useful

Judy G.



After careful review and research, I selected Painful Pleasures to pierce my daughter's ears. She was so very excited and the piercer did such a great job. He took his time and must have marked her ear a couple times before we realized one ear is higher and bigger than the other. He made sure to put the piercing where it would be symmetrical as she grew. At one point my daughter looked at me while the piercer was massaging her ears and she didn't even realize he had pierced it! No infections, no drama with cleaning. My daughter tells everyone she got her ears pierced at Painful Pleasures.




I ordered from Painful Pleasures about a month ago, received notice the next day that my order had been received and was processing. They took the money out of my account THE SAME DAY but never sent what I ordered. I waited ten days, hoping that maybe the email about tracking just got lost, then decided to call the number they left on the website. I left my name, number, my reason for calling and I was EXTREMELY polite. I gave them two days to call me back, then decided to call again. The phone was disconnected and the call would not go through. I said screw it and called PayPal to file a claim. They said that they would contact Painful Pleasures and give them ten more days to either send my money back or send a tracking number, if they didn't comply, then PayPal would just refund my money. All I can is thank god I used PayPal or this would not have been settled this quick. I never got any notice from Painful Pleasures about why or how my order didn't get sent or why they just decided to take my money without sending what I ordered. This business is extremely unprofessional and it is completely disgusting that they took my money ASAP but never sent me my stuff. They should be embarrassed of how they conduct their 'business' and I for one will never shop here again.



I love Painful Pleasures! I've...

I love Painful Pleasures! I've never seen so much unique jewelry in one place before. They're definitely true to their word about having one of the world's largest selections of body jewelry, and that's in addition to everything else they sell, like tattoo and piercing supplies, apparel, books, DVDs, and so much more. I bought some gorgeous hand-carved mother of pearl earrings ( from them over the summer, and everyone comments about how beautiful they are whenever I wear them. I'll definitely be shopping at for gifts this holiday season; they have something for just about everyone on my list!

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