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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?

Steph
Steph
15:03 27 Nov 21
Starr was my piercer and she has such great bedside manner. She explained every step and put me at ease. Don’t come here if you’re looking for the cheapest piercing. They offer quality service and amazing jewelry.
Mary O.
Mary O.
05:41 21 Nov 21
My experience here was the best one I’ve had with getting a piercing. Not only were they super nice and professional, but also very very knowledgeable. Johnny walked me through the whole process and educated me on why a tragus piercing was not practical for me. I appreciated that because they were not just trying to make a sale. I would 100% recommend this place, and will be coming back in the future for any of my other piercings.
Andy
Andy
00:26 17 Nov 21
Highly recommend going to Nine Moons! Johnny was my piercer and he was amazing. He is knowledgeable and skilled, and also just an incredible person. I was a little nervous going into my appointment but Johnny was reassuring and made sure I felt comfortable and safe. I felt cool af afterwards and Johnny hyped me up so much. I've decided that as long as I'm in NY and Johnny's still piercing, I'll be going to him. Can't rave about him enough!!!
Ingrid M.
Ingrid M.
03:33 14 Nov 21
Shout out to Johnny Pearce! You are awesome!! I felt very comfortable and at ease.. You took your time to explain everything to me, you were gentle and very friendly! The piercing was perfect! Great job!!!! 💜🤟
Brier J.
Brier J.
02:24 06 Nov 21
100% recommended Nine Moons Piercing. practically growing up in my father’s tattoo shop gave me the insight into what makes an excellent piercing/tattoo. the service was absolutely incredible, as they provided a safe environment during COVID-19 and with the sanitization of the jewelry. next, they present you with so many options of high quality jewelry catering to your needs. my piercer Johnny was super friendly and enthusiastic about his profession, as he informed me on the placement and healing process of my piercing. both Johnny and the jewelry receptionist accommodated to my piercing needs by offering new ideas to accommodate the shape of my ear. I love Nine Moons Piercing and I would recommend it to anyone.
Cait V.
Cait V.
21:52 04 Nov 21
I freaking love my girl Starr, who always has me pumped up & excited to get new holes in my body. I am not a very experienced getting-pierced person, but I've had several experiences here and I tell you what - these people take care of you. Starr always narrates exactly what she's doing so I know what to expect (very important to me, personally), and while her pierce is fast, she always takes extra time before & after the actual hole to make sure everything is right! From piercing placement to making sure the hardware is installed perfectly, she is knowledgeable, attentive, and quite frankly - a sheer delight. I feel very safe & taken care of with her!Natalie helped me pick my jewelry today. While I was originally leaning in a different direction, she recommended something else that I'd also had my eye on. I quickly realized she was 100% right! Her recommendation was much more "me" 🙂 (How did she know??) It was TOO great that she helped me pick something that was aligned with my taste and also looked unreal cute on me!If you want the cheapest piercing possible, go somewhere else. These folks are true piercing professionals, give great guidance, and make the process super easy for a know-nothing like me. It's worth the extra cost to know that I'm being cared for properly, and that the jewelry is high-quality.Love this place. See you all for the next one, and thanks again! <3
Yo A.
Yo A.
15:09 26 Oct 21
Fantastic piercing experience. Casey went above and beyond to give me exactly what I wanted. Spoke with 4 staff who were all exceptionally friendly and accomodating. Jewelry is beautiful, highest quality and worth your money. Felt comfortable to ask any and every question, and to be answered with detailed explanations. Would give 10 stars if I could. Thank you!
m S.
m S.
21:52 25 Oct 21
Starr is by far my favorite piercer, and will always be my only piercer in NYC! She’s extremely kind, patient, and focused on consent in a way that inspires ease in each appointment. Definitely go here, you won’t regret it!
Susan B.
Susan B.
12:05 09 Oct 21
A special shout out to Starr and Johnny who were able to get me into the piercing studio the same day I had an earring emergency! (Even on a Friday- can you imagine?!)What a wonderful business with wonderful people. Do not hesitate to come here!
Mridula P.
Mridula P.
20:10 06 Oct 21
After being rejected at another studio for not having the proper anatomy for a daith, I was super devastated but decided to try another studio before I gave up my search which landed me here at Nine Moons. Starr looked at my ear and immediately said a daith was completely doable and it made my day! She was quick, clean, informative and very knowledgeable. The place itself is very reasonably priced for their quality service. Would 100% recommend this place to anyone !!! Thank you Starr for helping me finish my collection of ear pieces 🙂
ken W.
ken W.
01:20 28 Sep 21
I been here couple times but never had the chance to write a review. They do custom for anything jewlery for any idea u wish . They r more than happy to answer any questions u have . Their jewlery r on the higher price but they are definitely worth the investment . I recommend 11/10
Alex M.
Alex M.
17:42 17 Sep 21
Been here 3 times. Incredibly great service and also so so clean and professional. First time they didn’t let me do the appointment because I forgot my vaccination proof. I was fairly upset at the time, but later was super grateful. It’s a sign that they take the health&safety very seriously.And I promise that for a business who’s entire setup is about sticking needles into your body for tattoos or piercings.... this is something you want.Next two times I brought my proof and had zero issues. In my experience they really made no exceptions for quality. Pricey but it gets done right. I’ll splurge for the assurance that my piercings are getting done well.
Joe Lee O.
Joe Lee O.
17:51 01 Aug 21
This could literally be the friendliest piercing shop in the city.Followed a recommendation by a local tattoo spot, wondered a few blocks over, climbed the flights of stairs, greeted through the steel grate, temp check, and sanitized hands we were greeted by 3 of the most knowledgeable and nicest gals in the piercing industry.
Filbert L.
Filbert L.
01:51 04 Jul 21
Had a consultation with Starr today and let me just say- this place and the lovely people who work there are absolutely amazing. Everyone working there is super attentive, comforting, welcoming, and overall just kind. I instantly felt comfortable the second I stepped in as the receptionist was super friendly and the facility was 1. super clean, sanitary, and organized and 2. BEAUTIFUL (quite possibly the most beautiful piercing / tattoo studio I’ve ever seen.). When I got to my consultation with Starr, she was instantly able to tell me what was wrong with my piercing and causing it trouble. She was more than helpful and knowledgeable , giving me so many clear cut options going forward on how to deal with my piercing issue. In addition she was more than happy to answer any questions I had and listen to any of my concerns. She constantly made sure I was comfortable and understanding of what advice she was giving me. A remarkable place with remarkable people operating it. I will definitely be coming back here for any and all of my future piercing endeavors. Highly HIGHLY recommend! Thank y’all so much! <333
Megan S.
Megan S.
22:56 02 Jul 21
Ugh I love this place so much. They’re all so friendly, they’ve got a great selection, and most importantly they’re very patient with wimps (me).
Eva G.
Eva G.
20:37 29 Jun 21
I got my first lobe piercings done here by Johnny Pearce about a month ago and have had a checkup appointment as well. Since these were my first piercings, I was very neurotic about finding a place that knew what they were doing, cared about their clients, and provided the best possible care/experience, and Nine Moons has exceeded my every expectation. I was detail-oriented enough to be prepared to bring and use a ruler to measure the placement myself at my appointment, but to my surprise, they had their own ruler and was even more meticulous about placement than I was, and would not pierce me until they were confident I would be happy with how it turned out. It honestly felt a bit like starting a group project preparing to do all the work, and then finding out your group has an even smarter kid preparing to carry the project. If you are being very careful about a permanent body mod and looking for an expert piercing place that can answer your every question and are passionate about what they do, Nine Moons is the place for you! Of all of my friends with lobe piercings, I have had the best healing experience (hardly any pain after the first/second day and then no issues with my piercing whatsoever), which I attribute at least partially to my piercing experience and aftercare guide. They are also super responsive by email and are open to answering questions about your piercings after the appointment. Tip: ask lots of questions at your appointment to make the most of their expertise - you won't be disappointed.
Eve
Eve
20:51 18 Jun 21
I am so glad I found Nine Moons. I was just pierced twice by Starr. She is sweet, patient, and attentive. Talked me through everything and helped me to feel comfortable. Definitely my go to piercing spot from now on. I highly recommend. Thank you again Starr!
AMA R.
AMA R.
22:59 03 Jun 21
I've been pierced by Starr 5 times so far, and every time I feel welcome & well taken care of, lucky, luxurious, and beyond satisfied with my results. Their BVLA pieces are perfect for all aesthetics and always a pleasant selection. Lots of love for this studio 💞xx
Darina G.
Darina G.
02:49 01 Jun 21
All my piercings are from this place. Been visiting them for a couple of years now. Always amazing experience.
Maggie M.
Maggie M.
22:35 13 May 21
Got two peircings done, everyone there helped me a lot even as far as helping me decide what to get since I want my ear to look good as I get to my desired final look!
Gabrielle P.
Gabrielle P.
02:39 11 May 21
Honestly the best piercing shop I have ever been to. The team at nine moons really goes above and beyond for each client. I have had the most finicky forward helix (they’re difficult piercings in general) and Starr, Naomi, Johnny and Cassie have been fantastic every step of the way. This team genuinely cares about their customers, healing process, and comfort. You get what you pay for here - yes the pricing is more than some shops - BUT - the team here is noticeably more professional, knowledgeable and courteous than any other shop I have been to. As someone who plans to have several more holes put in their ears (especially after Covid) I have to say I’ll only be coming here from now on. I highly recommend this shop and it’s totally worth the trek from Brooklyn.
Brianna B
Brianna B
20:41 05 May 21
Everything was amazing!! I went to Casey to get my earrings changed cause the piercer I originally went to did badd and I was annoyed. She was so sweet and explained why the piercing was all messed. It shows that she know what shes doing. Im glad I went to her!!!
Sid G.
Sid G.
21:00 25 Apr 21
Covid safety measures in place and taken seriously but let’s get to the good stuff...PROS: everything:• intake• friendly and inviting staff — you literally get the feeling you can hang out with each one like friends• professional advisement. Johnny Pearce is the best. Again, he could be your buddy, but most importantly he knows what he is doing. (This is not the get your earrings done in a shopping mall experience, this is top notch stuff!)• good business. When you get the feeling that you want to come back, that’s good business. I’m going to enjoy my diamond studs for a while but will come back for hoops.• jewelry selectionCONS: absolutely none!
Amanda K.
Amanda K.
03:05 22 Mar 21
Casey was so kind, knowledgeable and professional. Beautiful jewelry selection and time was taken to explain what pieces work best where. 10/10, will go back, amazing energy all around.
Lindsay B.
Lindsay B.
17:07 16 Mar 21
I can't recommend this studio enough. I came to NMP to get a piercing removed. I'm not kidding, THIS PIERCING WAS BASICALLY GLUED SHUT. Casey used every trick in the book to get it removed and after 7+ attempts, 45 minutes, and a lot of pacing, BOOM.I felt like this could have been a traumatic experience for both of us, but she kept it super cool and professional the entire time. 12/10 for Casey's persistence, creativity, and bedside manner.Studio was really clean and the 3 staff I encountered we're all very welcoming. GO HERE.
The B.
The B.
22:09 15 Mar 21
I would highly recommend this shop. These folks went above and beyond with all the info I need in regards to my new gauges. They are kind, fun, and very knowledgeable about there line of work.
Beth G.
Beth G.
18:37 08 Mar 21
I am absolutely obsessed with this place! I got my first ever piercings done last year with Johnny and he made the whole process so fun and easy. He made me feel completely comfortable and took such care to make sure each piercing's placement was perfect. Yesterday I returned to get my second and third earlobe piercing's done with Johnny and it was even more fun this time around. Everyone at the studio is welcoming and clearly loves what they do! If you want your piercing done well and with precision go to Nine Moons.
Rochelle W.
Rochelle W.
01:33 26 Feb 21
Got two piercings from Starr yesterday not only was she professional but she was very informative and very detailed.
Hilary W.
Hilary W.
05:13 20 Feb 21
I love this place !!! I Have been coming here for two years, and it is always a wonderful experience. Extremely clean and they follow health protocols. The staff is very friendly and eager to help , whether you are choosing an earring from their beautiful BVLA collection , getting pierced or there for a follow up visit , you are treated like a Starr!! Johnny Pearce is my go to , but everyone is just perfect!!!!
Praia W.
Praia W.
20:24 16 Feb 21
I had an amazing experience here a few months ago when I got an upper lobe piercing by Johnny. He was so professional, soothing and the entire process was easy and pain free. He spent as much time as necessary to make sure the locations of the piercings were perfect and asked me several times for my input to make sure I was happy with how it looked. All of the staff were super helpful and followed all of the COVID precautions necessary to keep everyone safe and sound. I can't wait to get my septum piercing here once they offer under mask services!
Anna J.
Anna J.
13:24 01 Feb 21
Cannot recommend NMP enough. I have been there for four of my ear piercings. They have been consistently kind and professional and are hyper careful to make sure everything is done safely and correctly (especially during the pandemic!) They were extremely understanding when I was squeamish for my first set of piercings, and Johnny talked me through the process calmly and slowly. Piercers pay careful attention to make sure piercings look good and are as pain-free and safe as possible. Whether you are a body art beginner or a regular, this is the spot to be - I would never go anywhere else.
Kelby M.
Kelby M.
15:36 19 Jan 21
I can’t express my gratitude enough for Nine Moons Piercing. Everyone is incredibly friendly and helpful with the process from start to healing. They answer all of my questions and genuinely want me to have a positive experience with my new piercings. Please get pierced here, it is worth every single penny.
Mariana Melina G.
Mariana Melina G.
23:58 09 Jan 21
Everyone was amazing and so helpful. This will be the only place I go for piercings from now on.
Lola S.
Lola S.
01:13 10 Dec 20
They sanitized my cellphone ( how awesome is that), my hands, did my temps and kept the doors locked until I was done. Appointments are super easy and they're very accommodating to your specific needs. Communication is great, they're quick to reply to emails and on the phone. This is the 3rd time I've done a piercing with Casey, she's amazingly patient, informative, and very kind ( she loaned me her umbrella). I've have 2 daiths done for migraines, and a VCH each time she talked me through the process and did breathing exercises. Her calm demeanor relaxed me and the pain was quick and minimal. They don't have you waiting long, it's way faster than any doctor's appointment I've had so 👍👍 for that.
Evan C.
Evan C.
15:38 04 Dec 20
I absolutely love this studio and the people who work there. I got my second helix done by Starr in 2015ish and every single visit since then has been such a positive experience, whether I was getting a new piercing, needed help with an existing piercing, or was looking for new jewelry. I've had appointments with Starr, Johnny, and Casey, and all three have been so patient, professional, and kind. They're honest with you about what kinds of piercings/jewelry will work with your anatomy, and really go above and beyond to make sure you're set up for a happy, healthy piercing.In the last couple of months I've gotten several new piercings from Casey, and those visits have really been a bright spot in a rough year! The piercings themselves were easy and shockingly painless, and the stylists helped me pick out some absolutely gorgeous jewelry (including a cute little bat charm customized for my current set up-- thanks Naomi!!) The studio takes their COVID precautions seriously, and I felt very safe during these visits. All around just a stellar spot with some very kind and professional people who will really make sure you are comfortable and taken care of.
Sandy S.
Sandy S.
01:56 30 Nov 20
I went to Nine Moons for a troublesome front helix piercing I got about one month ago. Casey was great. She changed the back, cleaned me up and gave me great follow up advice. Will definitely go back.
Yaling Z.
Yaling Z.
22:57 25 Nov 20
Great place for piercings!
Azriel June S.
Azriel June S.
16:57 19 Nov 20
Starr and Johnny are wonderful. I’ve had almost all my piercings done here, and now I wouldn’t go anywhere else. They really take the time to make sure you have the perfect placement, (which is especially important if you’re working towards a final goal, like multiple stretched earlobe holes.) The staff are also friendly and knowledgeable, and they respect my chosen name and my pronouns. Can’t ask for more. I love this place and I’m already planning what I want to get done next!
Hunter Q.
Hunter Q.
20:41 15 Nov 20
Johnny is the best in the business.
Ps51noah
Ps51noah
19:21 11 Nov 20
Always a great experience here. I have had piercings done by each piercer... Johnny, Starr, and Casey. recommend all of them highly. Each have a great personality and is very professional and skillful. All the stylists are very sweet, patient, and helpful. You guys rock. 🤘🏻
Wanda E.
Wanda E.
14:36 10 Nov 20
I was here for new jewelry on a healed navel piercing and could not be more thrilled with my piece. Johnny Pearce helped with my replacement jewelry and was a gem to work with.

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