The best body and ear piercing places in Hong Kong
Thinking about updating your look with a new piercing? Whether it’s your nose, stomach, ears or somewhere a tad more personal, a piercing is a great way to express your individuality. But like tattoos, which often get a rep for being spur-of-the-moment decisions, getting a good piercing means doing research about the best placements, scoping out trends, and, most importantly, hunting down a piercer who can do the service safely. Luckily for you, we’ve tracked down the best piercing studios in Hong Kong that are not only clean and professional, but know how to make any piercing look great. From mainstream places like the MaBelle jewellery chain to edgier body-piercing specialists like Sara Pierced Me and Cubist Tattoo, here are the best places to get pierced. By Sarah Moran
The 12 best Hong Kong tattoo studios
There are some wicked Hong Kong tattoo studios these days. It wasn’t always the case, though. For a long time, tattoos carried a negative social stigma. As in many other countries, they were perceived as unsuitable for professionals and were often associated with gangs, especially if obviously visible on forearms and the like.Attitudes have shifted in recent decades, inspired by celebs like David Beckham and actress/singer Cecilia Cheung proudly displaying their ink in the early noughties. Concrete proof of the wider acceptance of tattoos in Hong Kong came in 2012 with the establishment of the International Hong Kong Tattoo Convention, which now hosts well over 100 local and international artists.So whether you’re exploring where’s the best place to get your first tattoo or you’re a veteran looking to add to your collection, Hong Kong has no shortage of hip tattoo artists and studios. And after you’re done adding a little art to your body, fuel up at one of the city’s best restaurants or get a celebratory drink at a top-notch bar.