About The Piercing Urge

The Piercing Urge studio lounge / waiting area.

The Piercing Urge was established in 1991 to meet the small but growing need for safe installation of body jewellery in Melbourne. What started off as a small piercing studio above an adult book store, has now evolved into one of the most highly trusted, respected and reputable body art studios in Australia.

Nestled into the Chapel Street Precinct, just 6 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, The Piercing Urge provides a modern, tranquil and safe environment for those seeking skill and expertise when adorning their body. Our studio complies with the Public Health Act and the Skin Penetration Guidelines issued by the Health Department in Victoria, ensuring the utmost of safety during your visit.

The studio comprises an inviting and comfortable reception and waiting area, two spacious piercing cubicles and a separate room where equipment and jewellery is cleaned, disinfected and sterilised according to requirements. As well as 2 comfortable tattoo rooms decorated with fantastic art.

We take pride in being the best and over the years we have invested a lot of time, money and effort in making sure our studio goes above and beyond the required standards. Not only do we have top quality facilities and equipment, our staff members are also expertly trained to ensure consistent excellence in all services we provide.

We strive to provide you with, not only the friendliest service, but also the most up to date knowledge as well as a wealth of information about body art. Our staff are happy to guide you through the entire process whether it be your 1st ever piercing or tattoo or your 30th, we are here for you.

Our service does not stop when you leave the studio either. Our staff are always happy to help out with any questions you may have regarding your piercing or tattoo and you are more than welcome to call, email or drop by and see us should you need any kind of assistance.

Latest Special Deals

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Staff and Portfolios

Our team at The Piercing Urge is comprised of body art industry experts in their chosen field. This includes skilled body piercers, quality tattooists and a veteran scarification artist.

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We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of questions we receive along with thorough answers to them in our FAQ. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please contact us to speak with our expert staff.

Full Body Art Services List

Not limited to just body piercing, The Piercing Urge provides expert services and products for multiple forms of body art.

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Studio Gallery

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Get in Touch with Us Now for Bookings and More Information

Contact us now to speak with our professional team for more information, body jewellery and to book your body art piece.