First published on 25 Apr 2013. Updated on 25 Feb 2014.
This is where the Piercing Urge train their staff. Banish thoughts of dodgy student haircuts. Piercing HQ says the only difference between students and experienced piercers is the time the procedure takes. So, if you want to save some cash and don’t mind a little more anticipation, this might be the place for you.
What they pierce: Body, face, genital.
What else they do: Fully negotiated, professional kink piercing, an after hours service that involves elements of BDSM; Autoclaving (sex toy sterilisation)
A true labour of love, the Piercing Urge was established in 1991 to meet the needs of Melbourne’s piercing and body modification devotees. Here, body modification is an art and, for some customers, a lifestyle.
What they pierce: Face, body, dermal anchors, male and female genital, flesh staple.
What else they do: Lobe scalpelling, lobe stretching, scarification.
Sure, it’s a chain. But what it may lack in indie appeal it makes up for in professionalism and duty of care. If you’re after an Amanda Bynes-style micro-dermal insert without the accompanying cray-cray, their hospital-grade piercing rooms should put you at ease.
What they pierce: Face, body, dermal anchors, nipple, female genital
What else they do: Tattooing, smoking paraphernalia, clothing, jewellery