Premier Body Piercing
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in Soho, NYC

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Premier Body Piercing Studio & Jewelry

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Luxury Jewelry & Safe Piercing

Nine Moons Piercing (formerly Pure Body Arts), is a friendly, high end body piercing and jewelry studio, conveniently located in Soho NYC, inside Sacred Tattoo.

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Our Experience

We pride ourselves based on our ever-growing passion, and the on-going relationships we make along the way. We’ve been on Broadway in Lower Manhattan for over a decade, and love serving the community here.

We have well over a decade of extensive experience in the most basic and advanced piercings, the most thorough sterilization possible, as well we carry fantastic high quality biocompatible titanium and gold jewelry from unparalleled companies such as BVLA, Anatometal, and Neometal. We would love to meet you for any type of piercing needs!

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High End Jewelry

Nine Moons Piercing is a welcoming studio that offers premier, professional piercing services to our valued clients. Our studio carries a beautifully curated collection of hand made gold jewelry and precious gemstones.

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Piercing Basics

  • Do not touch your piercing.
  • Do not twist, move, or rotate your jewelry.
  • Do not sleep on your new piercing.
  • Rinse your piercing in the shower every day and use saline for extra crusties.
  • Eat right, sleep well, and stay hydrated.
  • Schedule a checkup 4-8 weeks after your initial piercing date.
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“Once you have your first appointment with Johnny or Starr, you’ll find yourself instantly addicted to the team’s expertise.” Refinery29’s The Coolest Spots to Get a Piercing in New York City

Need a Second Opinion?

Cristina D.
Cristina D.
20:13 29 Sep 22
I don’t often write reviews, but my experience at Nine Moons certainly deserves one. I had my first ever cartilage piercings done, the tragus and helix, and I had such an amazing experience. Johnny did my piercings and he was absolutely wonderful. He was professional, reassuring, and made the appointment so much fun! I also had my downsizing/ checkup appointment with Starr. Everything is healing beautifully and she gave me some more pointers as they continue to heal. The jewelry selection is stunning and the stylists are super helpful. If you’re looking for a new piercing or even just some new beautiful jewelry pieces, I would highly recommend them!
Nicolas H.
Nicolas H.
22:11 17 Sep 22
We had our piercing with Johnny about a month ago. He is a great guy and everything went smoothly. Highly recommended.
Julie L.
Julie L.
21:54 05 Sep 22
Johnny Pearce was amazing! He was patient, talked through all my options, and gave honest opinions on what could and couldn’t be done. Everything was so clean and sanitized and they even used single use surgical marking pens to mark the piercing. I have a couple ear piercings and this one piercing I got here from Johnny is the only one that hasn’t had any complications with healing.
Miranda R.
Miranda R.
21:04 25 Aug 22
I had two earrings (daith and helix) removed before I went into surgery. I came into Nine Moons 6 days after and they were able to reshape and reinsert my jewelry for just $15. The studio was spacious and very nice. Casey was great! Will be back if I decide to get any new piercings.
Diane H.
Diane H.
01:48 24 Aug 22
I have been wanting a rook piercing for YEARS! I did a ton of research and wanted it to be done at Nine Moons.Casey was my piercer. She was SO SWEET! I loved working with her. She made me feel calm and answered all my questions. She also helped guide my ear curation on my other ear. My rook piercing looks amazing and she helped switch out my conch (pierced elsewhere) to a new jewelry. The ladies at the front were so helpful in helping me select jewelry. They also explained how to order custom BVLA pieces. I can’t wait to come back for more!!
Amanda
Amanda
14:07 21 Aug 22
I will never go anywhere else in the city for piercings. Every single person I’ve interacted with at Nine Moons has been outstanding, including their guest piercers. Top-notch customer service and gorgeous jewelry selection.
Austin White (.
Austin White (.
16:48 15 Aug 22
Amazing. Great people. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Open and informative
Caroline G.
Caroline G.
17:19 14 Aug 22
One of the best piercing studios in NYC! The staff is kind, patient, and friendly and really knowledgeable!
Ellen Ciuba P.
Ellen Ciuba P.
02:20 05 Aug 22
I had such a great experience getting my daith and tragus pierced here! All the staff were so sweet as they helped me pick out my new jewelry. Starr was a consummate professional. I felt very little pain, and my piercings are healing well. Can't wait to go back!
Laura Weinstein, P.
Laura Weinstein, P.
15:23 27 Jul 22
I almost never write reviews because so few places deserve superlative comments, but Nine Moons Piercing is one of them. Every person who works here is friendly, kind, and genuinely caring. I've been pierced by Johnny and Starr, both of whom are fastidious about hygiene and sterilizing the jewelry properly. They are APP certified, which is important because the NY department of health has appallingly gross standards, but this place would pass a white-glove test. I've had four piercings done here, 3 by Johnny (flat, conch, nose) and one by Starr (tragus), and they were so quick that it was nearly painless (seriously). They talk you through the process so you feel super comfortable. Plus, the jewelry selection is beautiful - it's all BVLA, and there is a wide variety of items in white, rose, and (my fav) yellow gold. Naomi will help you pick out pieces that suit your taste and style, and that are also appropriate for what you want to get pierced. She will also work with you to design bespoke jewelry. I'd also like to add that if one of the piercers thinks that your anatomy isn't right for a particular piercing, they won't do it--something that I appreciate, because it makes your life easier, even if you're disappointed in the moment.
Alana E.
Alana E.
17:45 14 Jul 22
The original place I went to was nice at first, but after I came here I could see the difference. When doing my research, I originally wanted to go here for my piercings but my friend wanted a tattoo as well so we went to another spot. (They do tattoos as well, I didn't know) This place has fine jewelry which explains why they're prices are so high! I only spoke with a few people, but everyone seemed professional. They checked and cleaned my piercings and my ear is doing so much better! No pain at all now! As soon as these two heal, I'll save up to go here💕
lee
lee
01:18 14 Jul 22
i absolutely LOVED this place. i was taken by lovely starr ellis who was an absolute angel and walked me through everything i had questions about! i got my nipple piercings done and it was super quick! she was very comforting and im telling everyone im talking to to go straight to her & casey!
Dena W.
Dena W.
21:24 09 Jul 22
Went in for a consult with Starr and left with a dream piercing. She really put me quickly at ease and talked me through everything so thoroughly and kindly, I had to go for it there and then. It was without a doubt the easiest piercing I’ve ever had. Recommend without hesitation.
Faisal B.
Faisal B.
18:03 08 Jul 22
Not cheap, but professional, clean and friendly.
Ps51noah
Ps51noah
13:02 28 Jun 22
Always a great experience here. I have had piercings done by each piercer... Johnny, Starr, and Casey. I recommend all of them very highly. Each have a great personality and are very professional and skillful. All the stylists are very sweet, patient, and helpful. You guys rock. 🤘🏻
Mani V.
Mani V.
17:04 20 Jun 22
This is honestly one of the best piercing shops I’ve been to. Everyone here is exceptional, so warm and welcoming, and really put love and care into what they do. I’ve gotten my flat pierced by Casey, conch and forward helix by Starr, who has also been helping me stretch my lobes, had a jewelry assistance for my nostril with Johnny, and collaborated with Naomi on a few custom jewelry pieces. My experience with each and every one of you has been absolutely amazing and thank you all for everything!! I would recommend anyone looking to get pierced to go here, you will not regret it!
Nia L.
Nia L.
03:35 11 Jun 22
I didn't actually get anything done but I appreciate the interaction that I had. I wanted an industrial piercing but was told that I couldn't bc of the shape of my ear and the piercer, Casey, showed me what was an issue and offered alternatives.I was bummed, but I value an expert opinion
Maryam Shariat M.
Maryam Shariat M.
00:49 17 May 22
Super grateful for this studio. Had a really supportive time getting pierced in a fairly sensitive area - all my questions were met with kindness and clarity; the space itself was comfortable and clean; and starr and casey were super professional and capable. I'll be back here for more piercings in the future!
Stephanie R.
Stephanie R.
21:06 05 May 22
Omg I was so impressed! From the moment I walked in I felt so comfortable. Starr came in and was fantastic about explaining the procedure and answering questions. I would recommend Nine Moons to anyone!
Haleigh C.
Haleigh C.
23:59 27 Apr 22
Love this place!! Highly recommend getting pierced here. Jewelry is high quality, piercers are incredibly knowledgable, and you can be sure that they are going by APP best practices. A bit pricey but 100% worth it! You're paying for the highest quality jewelry and piercers who really know what they are talking about and care about your healing experience.My body is very sensitive to piercings (they get irritated easily, take forever to heal, I'm allergic to a lot of jewelry) and through assistance appointments and check ups Casey has helped me heal 2 piercings (that I got before moving to the city) that were acting up. She's pleasant and super helpful! I won't go anywhere else in the city!
Stefanie S.
Stefanie S.
17:34 26 Apr 22
I'm so happy with my new daith piercing done by Starr and I can't recommend her highly enough!! I was a bit scared going in, worried about the pain and potential blood sugar spike aftermath that I've had from every piercing (even lobes) but all of those nerves and concerns were unfounded!Honestly the piercing didn't hurt at all, to the point that I didn't believe her when she said it was done! And no dreaded blood sugar spike either... Either because there was no pain or because she gave me water and a preventative glucose tablet since I told her my history.Starr was so patient and thorough with explaining each step of the process and did such an amazing job. I absolutely love my new piercing and wish I could rate Nine Moons higher than 5 stars!
Jordan P.
Jordan P.
13:54 21 Apr 22
Naomi was an amazing help and I didn’t even get my piercing there! She was so friendly and knowledgeable and it makes all the deference especially when you aren’t familiar with the technicalities of tattoos and piercings. Definitely will be back to see her for my future needs.
Shari B.
Shari B.
11:18 16 Apr 22
I had a navel piercing reopened by Starr, who is super insightful. I ended up purchasing a titanium ring with pink rhinestones. I love it.
Karen F.
Karen F.
23:41 08 Apr 22
I went for a Nasal Jewelry assistance and Johnny Pearce was super nice and informative with everything! I explained to him my situation and I was very anxious at first but he was very sweet and we settled with having my jewelry replaced. The lady helping me with the jewelry was also super sweet! Everyone was so welcoming and kind and I know for future reference that if I ever want to get another piercing soon I will definitely be coming here!
Yovanna M.
Yovanna M.
20:44 22 Mar 22
Very clean, pleasant atmosphere.
Lillian
Lillian
03:50 22 Mar 22
An extremely pleasant experience with Johnny Pearce. He did my two piercings and is extremely knowledgeable and explains in comfortable and easy terms the processes going into the procedure and what to expect afterward.I was feeling a little overwhelmed after my appointment and he gave me a quiet place to lay down and even gave me some sugar tablets which was so nice. The attendant she was so nice too, helped me afterwards to find a drugstore for some pain relievers.My follow up appointment I came in with a lot of questions for Johnny and the advice he gave was so professional but also so relatable from one human being to another. The prices for jewelry at this studio is a point of contention, but a quick reminder for anyone who feels like they may be steep, my piercings have taken relatively rough beatings and I swear it’s because the jewelry is so high quality that they just won’t quit! And honestly the prices are justified with such high quality friendly service. You guys are so great
Meghan D.
Meghan D.
00:16 21 Mar 22
Came in today with an new piercing that wasn’t healing great and Casey was so kind so helpful and really helped. Will be back for sure. Extremely clean and professional 🙂
Julia P.
Julia P.
18:55 20 Mar 22
Upscale, knowledgeable
Hallie
Hallie
13:53 19 Mar 22
Got my tragus done here a few days ago by a guest piercer (Matt Borsa) was the smoothest piercing i’ve ever gotten. My tragus wasn’t even red or bloody afterwards that’s how gentle he was. I got one piercing and a little stud for jewelry and it cost around $180 but worth it for how little my new piercing hurts. 10/10 come get pierced here.
Kamra
Kamra
23:31 25 Feb 22
Helped me take an earring out that was too small. I was in so much pain! I was in and out in less than 10 minutes. Told me what I could do next time around. Great service from Starr! She was so nice, understanding and knowledgeable. Made an appointment 2 hrs beforehand. Thanks so much for getting me in!
Carla D.
Carla D.
00:59 12 Feb 22
I got a conch piercing by Starr and styled by Karla and it was the best piercing experience ever! Starr took the time to educate me on my piercing and asked questions to make sure it was the right one for my lifestyle. Everyone is super friendly and the space is nice and clean. I’ll definitely be back.
Krystl H.
Krystl H.
15:49 11 Feb 22
Got a helix piercing with Casey this week. She was super helpful in choosing appropriate jewelry and placement of the piercing and carefully explaining every step of the process as we went along. The place is very clean and welcoming. Very calm and lovely experience. And I love my piercing!
Erinn K.
Erinn K.
22:31 08 Feb 22
Nine Moons is the best! You couldn't ask for a cleaner, friendlier, more professional studio. The staff provide excellent service and Starr really went above and beyond when I experienced a few minor issues with healing my piercing (which were entirely my fault). I can't wait to go back and get another one soon!
Claudia R.
Claudia R.
23:00 15 Jan 22
Seriously the best place to get pierced! I’ve had 3 piercings done here in the last 5 years. My rook & upper cartilage done by Tobias, who I don’t think is there anymore, and more recently my industrial done by Johnny Pearce. I have to say, they are SO informative. Johnny really walked me through everything and was so friendly and professional, he answered all of my many questions. Everything here is also super clean and the piercers really know what they’re doing.The jewelry they have here is also beautiful, may be a little more on the pricy side but definitely worth it as it’s high quality and you know you’re getting the best care. When I was done getting pierced, they even scheduled me for a follow up, which really shows how much care and professionalism is put into the piercings here. You totally get what you pay for and I 100% recommend them to anyone who wants a piercing.
T. B.
T. B.
15:30 07 Jan 22
Ask for Casey ! She so nice and makes you feel SUPER comfortable. She goes at your pace. Would go to her again. The place was very clean and they're very strict on people waiting. Come at your exact appointment time or like 10 minutes before so you don't have to roam or anything.
Mikayla A.
Mikayla A.
03:31 30 Dec 21
Piercers were insightful and cautious. Everything was sanitized. Admin were helpful with jewelery suggestions!
Joseph D.
Joseph D.
18:31 12 Dec 21
I stopped by the shop in a bit of a pinch sans appointment to consult with a piercer about replacing a nostril stud that I lost earlier in the day.Before entering the shop, I was asked to provide proof of vaccination, check my temperature, and to use the provided hand sanitizer -- all measures that are much appreciated in these pandemic times.I received prompt and courteous service from Naomi who welcomed me into the shop and showed me some different kinds of jewelry that were on display while she checked to see if a piercer could speak with me.Despite being in between appointments, I'm so appreciative that Johnny had a few minutes to squeeze me in for a quick consult and I couldn't be happier with my new jewelry. He's a complete badass, knows his stuff, and has gentle hands. What more could you want from a piercer? Johnny was even kind enough to answer some questions that I had about some stretching goals that I have for my nostril and septum.Even though I stopped by the shop on a whim, I'll definitely be back for more jewelry and piercings in the future. Great service from great folks that know their craft. Thanks again for an awesome experience.

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