It’s looking like it’s gonna be a long, hot summer here in Western New York. Higher temperatures means that many of us will be showing more skin. We can expect to see a lot of the tattoos that our friends and coworkers were hiding under their long sleeves, and maybe even a piercing or two we didn’t know existed. 

Summer Is A Great Time To Get Pierced In Western New York

If you’ve been mulling over getting a piercing for a while, why not take the leap and get it done this summer?

For one thing, getting something pierced is a lot less permanent than a tattoo. It’s still a statement piece, but depending on where or what you get pierced, it’s not as permanent. You can always take it out once it heals if you get sick of it, and the evidence it was there is a lot less visible than, say, a giant piece of ink. 

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Also, according to Essential Beauty, summer is a great time to get a new piercing because of the warm weather. Steady blood flow to the area increases with heat, helping to flush away toxins and speed up the healing process. (Just keep out of the pool - you shouldn’t get your new piercing wet for at least a few weeks.)

What You Need To Know Before Getting A New Piercing

If you’ve decided to go for it and get something pierced this summer, be sure to do your research ahead of time. 

Body piercings

You’ll want to browse online for photos, look into the healing and maintenance process, and see how much the piercing and jewelry will cost.

What To Look For In A Western New York Piercing Shop

You won’t just want to look into what you want to get pierced, but also where you’ll be getting it done. 

Nowadays, there are way more places you can go under the needle than at the kiosk or cheap jewelry store at the mall. Here in the Buffalo area, there are tons of places to get pierced, and it’s important you investigate which location is right for you. 

Girl getting ear pierced

Plus, if you’re getting a tricky area pierced, it’s better to go to an expert who can make sure it’s done right and completely sanitary. The Association of Professional Piercers has a guide on what to look for when picking your piercer here

Buffalo, NY Area Is Full Of Great Piercing Shops

Thankfully, here in Western New York, there’s no shortage of fantastic places to get your piercing on. 

Many of our local shops have rave customer reviews on sites like Yelp, and have been around long enough to earn themselves a great reputation in the piercing community. 

If you have your sights set on sporting a new piercing this summer, here are 10 piercing shops to check out here in the Western New York. 

10 Best Piercing Shops In And Around Buffalo, New York

Looking to get a new or your first piercing? These piercing shops in Western New York all have rave reviews from their customers.

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