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Best Places For Ear Piercings In The South Bay

January 1, 2013 6:00 AM

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As fashion embraces the dazzling jewelry and polished studs of body candy, selecting the right place for the memorable experience of body piercing may only increase your satisfaction. Check out these East Bay spots for your next piercing.
 Best Places For Ear Piercings In The South Bay

Body Exotic can do many kinds of ear piercings (Credit: Body Exotic)

Body Exotic
957 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 993-9684
www.bodyexotic.com

With a special commendation by the Director of Public Health for the County of Santa Clara for being instrumental in establishing regulations in the area, Body Exotic has been a model shop in the industry by focusing the business on piercing. According to Daniel Rodriguez, manager at Body Exotic, this shop takes priority in working with the clientele, consulting with each individual regarding expectations on each piercing and advising on location and jewelry style. Not even after a thorough review of the cleaning regimen does the service end. Body Exotic is available to assist customers throughout the life of the piercing.

 Best Places For Ear Piercings In The South Bay

Interior of Paisley Haus (Credit: Paisley Haus)

Paisley Haus 
950 S. Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 246-1243
www.babyearpiercing.com

Known for being baby and kid friendly, Paisley Haus aims to comfort children by providing a family-oriented atmosphere of joy and cleanliness within its purple and silver mystical motif. The small location prioritizes on showing parents the piercing process including the importance on the studio’s cleanliness procedure. Opened in 1991, Angel Llewellyn has developed a business that provides parents with an aftercare service option. Sometimes the right of passage or the opportunity to look more feminine takes trust in the right place at the right time.

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El Toro Body Shop
7400 Monterey St., Suite 2D
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(408) 778-5444
www.eltorobodyshop.com

Licensed nurse Melissa Clayton and her partner Marty Maaske developed this business in 2002, providing the Morgan Hill area with a clean, safe and mellow studio environment for body piercing and custom tattoos. This location satisfies requests for conservative, gateway and mainstream piercing such as the navel, ears and tongue. However, Melissa is experienced in more radical body piercing. This body shop only uses American-made, internally threaded and hand-polished jewelry. Appointments are required for tattoos but walk-ins for piercing are acceptable.

Pierced Out 
3014 Union Ave., Suite B
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 559-6039
www.piercedout.com

This highly awarded studio takes cleanliness and etiquette to a new level. This is a place where customers are asked not to handle their piercing to avoid spreading bacteria, to bring worn jewelry in a baggie and to please turn cell phones off. Pierced Out carries a wide array of jewelry made out of different materials such as wood, stone, bone and organics. The last piercing appointment is taken half an hour before closing.

Body Jewlz
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 244-0334
www.mybodyjewlz.com

At Body Jewlz, customers will find that all initial piercing jewelry is 316LVN stainless steel and titanium. Permanent jewelry includes horn, organic, wood, bone, gold and glass, to mention a few. This tattoo and piercing studio offers various kinds of piercing such as conch, snug, daith and scaffold piercing. Follow the studio on Twitter @BodyJewlz.

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Kristina Ruiz-Healy is a freelance writer covering all things San Francisco. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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