Body piercing dates all the way back to ancient times, being found on some of the oldest mummified remains. While ear and nose piercings were commonly found on these remains, the widespread piercing of other body parts took place during the 1970s. Body piercing, a form of body modification, is a way people express their individuality. Some do it for fun, for religious and/or traditional purposes and to commemorate major events. Whatever your reason might be, visit some of the best places in Atlanta to get pierced.

Virtue & Vice
2261 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 315-6925
www.virtueandvice.com 

Virtue & Vice is staffed by three amazing piercers that have extensive experience in body modification. The staff at this shop has one main goal: to provide clients with the best possible service. Even though the staff at Virtue & Vice is fun and extremely outrageous, the employees take their passion very seriously. While minors are able to get piercings at Virtue & Vice, a parent must be present and both parties must show valid ID or documentation showing relation. For a minor to get their ears pierced, they must be at least 12 years old.

Studio 219
219 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(678) 705-4430
www.facebook.com/studio219atlanta

Studio 219 is run by a team of amazing artists and has gotten rave reviews on their work. The body modification artist at Studio 219 goes by the name of Zaffo, a very kind and talented young lady who takes pride in her work. With a shop full of amazing people, Studio 219 is one of the best piercing shops in Atlanta because it is has a dorm room feel, which makes it comfortable enough for the young, energetic residents of Atlanta. Zaffo follows the rules by stating that she does not pierce anyone under the age of 18 without a parent or guardian present and the correct documentation. If you are wondering where all of the impressive body modification artists in Atlanta are, check Studio 219.

Piercing Experience
1654 McLendon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 378-9100
www.piercingexp.com 

Located right outside of the Little Five Points area, Piercing Experience considers itself to be safe, simple and gentle. The shop was established in 1992 and is now operated by owner Christiana Blossey, who started as a client at this very shop. Every piercer in the Piercing Experince has true passion and knowledge about the art of piercing. Like many shops in Atlanta, all minors must be accompanied by a parent and both must have valid ID and proof of relation. Minors also must make an appointment if interested in getting a piercing on Friday or during the weekend. For those minors looking to get their earlobes pierced, they must be 10 years of age or older.

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Flowstyle Tattoos
971 North Hairston Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
(404) 294-5323
www.facebook.com/flowstyle-tattos  

Flowstyle Tattoos has been around for years and amazes its clients with every piercing and tattoo. Owned and operated by Flow himself, this shop has a staff that makes sure you are comfortable and provides a couple of laughs while you get your piercing. The thing that makes Flowstyle Tattoos so great is that the staff is very knowledgeable about the placement, safety and precautions of piercing, and makes sure the client is as well. At Flowstyle Tattoos, no one under 18 is allowed to get pierced under any circumstances. Get to Flowstyle Tattoos today and catch some of its piercing specials.

Kolo Piercing And Body Arts
1144 Euclid Ave N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 523-1098
www.kolopiercing.com

Kolo Piercing and Body Arts stands by the fact that it is always best to educate yourself before you get pierced. Along with the amazing talents of this shop, it also carries a wide variety of body jewlery and can customize jewelry upon the client’s request. Kolo Piercing and Body Art is one of the best in Atlanta and has a blog that updates piercing and body jewelry enthusiasts with trends, tips and the latest news on body jewelry. Like many piercing shops in Atlanta, Kolo Piercing and Body Arts requires anyone under the age of 18 to have picture ID and a parent or guardian to bring the picture ID along with the birth certificate of the minor. To get minimum age requirements for certain piercings, call or e-mail the shop for detailed information.

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LeQuisha Gray is a freelance writer covering all things Atlanta. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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