Piercings have evolved beyond the tiny earrings every girl gets around 13 years old. Today, piercings have become a mark of fashion and/or rebellion to go in almost any body part. Whether you are taking your infant out for her first piercing or getting your second nose ring, piercing is a process that must be done carefully and cleanly in order to avoid infection. In Minnesota, there are lots of great options for finding professional and talented piercers for your new look. These places have been highly recommended and tend to turn out great looking work.
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Saint Sabrina’s
2645 Hennepin Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 874-7360

One of the most popular places for tattoos in Uptown Minneapolis is also one of the best places to get pierced. Saint Sabrina’s has a staff of professional and well-trained piercers who really know their craft. Whether it is a first piercing or a fiftieth, they focus on educating and explaining everything in a clean and sterile environment. They pretty much pierce any body part and carry a huge selection of jewelry to allow each person a unique look.

Anchor’s End
122 W 1st St.
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 733-9019

With two locations north of the Twin Cities, Anchor’s End is a popular place to stop by for a quick piercing. Hang out with these fun and friendly professionals and chat about whatever you want pierced. They take their craft seriously, with careful attention to cleanliness and procedure. Most of their tools are single-use, and the rest are rigorously cleaned in an autoclave with some serious hospital-grade disinfectant. Not only are they professional, they are fun. Make your next piercing into a great adventure and leave with an awesome souvenir.

4109 E Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-1475

Leviticus is a great place to go for any type of piercing. They are careful to take their time to make each piercing perfect. From small to large piercing projects, Leviticus can do just about anything and everything. The setting is relaxed and clean — so clean that you could even eat off of the floor. Body art is a science here, and each piercing is treated as a masterpiece. Check out the awesome koi pond in the shop while you’re there — it helps encourage relaxation for those nervous about being pierced.

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RCKT Tattoo & Piercing
1424 White Bear Ave. N
St. Paul, MN 55106
(651) 771-1345

It’s not just a tattoo shop! RCKT actually specializes in piercings, and their staff have certificates on the walls to prove that they know what they’re doing. Choose from a huge selection of barbells, hoops, studs, or plugs and feel at ease with the professionalism and cleanliness of this shop. They do hundreds of piercings each week, and therefore have no lack of experience. They are also very careful to explain every step, including detailed aftercare instructions to keep your new accessories looking healthy and beautiful.

Fraidy Cats’ Professional Body Piercing
1319 Frost Ave.
Maplewood, MN 55109
(651) 779-2971

The name says it all. If you are even a little apprehensive about getting pierced, Fraidy Cats’ understands your state of mind and will jump through all of the hoops necessary to put you at ease. The proof here is that many customers come back to get subsequent piercings because they had such a good experience the first time. A one-woman shop in Maplewood, the owner has been piercing for almost 15 years and delivers perfect professionalism about her craft. She is proud to pierce using all sterile and clean procedures necessary, and is also proud to service her clients without the use of a piercing gun. Support this one-woman show for a great piercing!

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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for the last 10 years. Her hobbies include exercising, driving kids around, watching Minnesota sports, and reading self-help literature. Examiner.com.