About Us

What you get with Piercology:

  • Piercings in private rooms by knowledgeable and experienced staff
  • Incredible guest piercers from around the world
  • The most thorough cleaning and aftercare instructions of any store
  • The largest selection of quality body jewelry of any piercing studio in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sterilized equipment and environment that surpass the standards of the APP
  • Availability 7 days a week in Columbus with an additional location in Dayton reopening Summer of 2018

What is Our Involvement?

In the last couple of years, body piercing has become increasingly popular and socially accepted. Due to the increased demand for piercing shops in Columbus, Ohio many tattoo studios and small stores are popping up and calling themselves professional body piercing studios. Unfortunately, these claims are not always true.

Ohio laws only require that the state check to see if the tattoo or piercing shop meets the environmental criteria to perform body piercings. There is no way to check if a piercer has been appropriately trained and has the knowledge to pierce safely and accurately. Many people claim to be professional piercers but lack a basic knowledge of anatomy, cross-contamination, aseptic technique, aftercare and sterilization. Piercing and tattooing are two different art forms and should be recognized as such. Research and statistics show that stores specializing in either Piercing or Tattooing (not both) are better than stores that provide both services.

As a consumer, you will need to decide for yourself if you are comfortable with your piercer and their knowledge. Most tattooing studios that offer piercings have staff who lack the skills and experience of our piercers here at Piercology. Piercology is the recognized leader in Columbus for Surface Piercing and Microdermals. These are both advanced piercings that require critical knowledge of anatomy and piercing technique–things our piercers have plenty of.

If you are looking for a place to get pierced, you will find highly trained staff and a significantly larger selection of jewelry at Piercology than you will at other stores. Piercology has performed over 250,000 piercings in its 24 years. We are the most experienced with ear piercing and body piercing in Columbus, Ohio.

Having guidelines and rules for the piercing community is in the interest of public health. The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) was formed in 1994 to assist piercers in the ethical, legal, and professional aspects of piercing. Piercology was the first studio in Columbus to surpass the guidelines set forth by the APP and we maintain our high standards to this day. There are many shops and piercers who falsely claim to be members of the APP. Visit www.safepiercing.org for the most updated list of certified piercers and piercing shops in Columbus, Ohio.

Getting a piercing from an amateur or attempting to pierce yourself can be extremely painful and dangerous. It doesn’t need to be! Piercology is Columbus’s ONLY dedicated piercing studio which means we have done more piercings than any other shop in central Ohio. We are proficient at providing the best quality, least painful piercing possible. Piercology’s piercers have all been trained by the former President of the Association of Professional Piercers. If you need any more proof that Piercology is the best piercing studio in Ohio, feel free to ask around. Our reputation speaks for itself.