10 Best Piercing Places in New Mexico

The ancient art of piercing has long served as a form of self-expression. Today, New Mexico’s local shops and studios have experts piercing everything from eyebrows and belly buttons to ear lobes and noses. For a laid-back environment and knowledgeable professionals, check out these 10 piercing places in the state.    

Stacey’s Exotic Body Piercing and Tattoo, Albuquerque, NM

If you are looking to get poked or pricked, as owner Stacey so aptly states, this is the puncture place. From basic ear piercings to ear gauging to advanced sensitive area piercings, you’ll find first-rate expertise, pricing and customer service here. Walk-ins welcome, appointments encouraged. Cash only.

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The Dungeon Tattoo & Piercing, Santa Fe, NM

Don’t let the shop’s edgy environment scare you away. There’s a team of professionals here with more than 10 years of experience standing by to put you at ease with any piercing from belly buttons to the septum to ears. Body jewelry available on-site. Walk-ins welcome.

Taos Tattoo & Body Piercing Gallery, Taos, NM

As the oldest tattoo parlor in town, located in the downtown historic section, this place has … history. Fully licensed with a combined 25 years of experience between the artists, rest assured any piercing will be handled professionally. Choose from a huge selection of body jewelry, some of which is locally sourced. Also on-hand for sale are unusual oddities and artifacts. Walk-ins always welcome.

The Tattoo Shop, Carlsbad, NM

Express your individuality with a body piercing. Whether you want a simple ear lobe pierce, a more complex ear gauge or any other body area pierced, the skilled experts here help make the process worry-free. Industrial piercings include a regular surgical steel barbell. Clean and sterile. Cash only.

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DNA Ink Tattoo and Piercing, Las Cruces, NM

Industrial, forward helix, daith, tragus, lobe, rook, snug, conch and double helix. No, not something out of Harry Potter, just places for ear piercings. But they don’t just pierce ears here. Artists will help you accomplish your own piercing self-expression. Bring your own studs, spirals, barbells or plugs or shop here. Appointments and walk-ins accommodated.

Evolution Body Piercing, Albuquerque, NM

For two decades, this has been the only studio in town dedicated solely to the art of body piercing. All artists are members of the Association of Professional Piercers. Their huge selection of quality body jewelry includes implant-grade stainless steel, titanium, niobium, gold and gemstones. The shop is impeccably clean. The artists perform safe and accurate procedures and offer guidance on every procedure.

H&H Tattooing & Body Piercing, Clovis, NM

This one-stop body shop has been serving the local community since the 1980s. Piercings are pain-free thanks to the exceptional ability of the staff. Personal choice is honored so whether you want a bilateral ear lobe, eyebrow, tongue, nostril, septum or, any other particular body region piercing, you’ll be treated with personalized, caring service.

House of Pain Tattoo & Body Piercing, Roswell, NM

A clean, sterile environment where the work is done by a certified artist. The name is a misnomer since all body piercing is done in a way to minimize any pain or complications. Basic and dermal piercings available. Deposit required at time of scheduling an appointment.

IKIGAI Tattoo & Body Piercing, Santa Fe, NM

The husband and wife team named their shop IKIGAI, which in Japanese means ‘reason for being.’ To that end, they’ve created a shop that highlights the best of their talents. Both have decades of experience between them. Schedule an appointment for a new piercing or to fix an old one. Custom high-end body jewelry available online and on-site.

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Ascension Body Modification, Albuquerque, NM

The focus at this shop is on piercings. They have a selection, the largest in the state, of the best body jewelry from around the world, plus you’ll find aftercare products, as well as clothing from Skygraphx, Sullen and Civilian Press. Artists are members of the Association of Professional Piercers. A spotless shop with an impressive commitment to creating a sterile and clean environment. Open every day.

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