Studs already follows strict regulations and medical-grade cleaning and sterilization processes but we will be making changes to ensure the safety of our employees and customers. We will be monitoring the CDC and state guidelines carefully and will update our safety protocol accordingly.



Heightened cleaning procedures

We are using disinfectant known to kill viruses like COVID-19 and will be cleaning the store from top to bottom more frequently. We will be disinfecting high touch and common areas surfaces on the retail floor throughout the day. We will continue to sanitize the piercing room after every appointment. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout our stores.

Temperature checks

We’ll take your temperature with a contactless thermometer. If you’re feeling feverish before your appointment we ask that you come visit us when you’re feeling healthy. If you have a temperature above 100.4°F we will refuse entry and your credit card will be charged the full cost of the service.

Employee screenings and safety

We will provide our team with masks for commutes, hand sanitizer, gloves and conduct daily temperature checks. We will be following the Phase 3 New York guidelines around employee COVID testing.

Masks provided

We require masks in the store and during your piercing appointment. If you forgot to bring your own, we’ll provide you with one. According to New York State piercing guidelines during COVID you will need to keep your mask on during your piercing. Don’t worry, our piercers can work around your mask!

Social distancing and appointments only

In order to ensure social distancing and the safety of our team and customers, Studs will be appointment-only. You can book your appointment here. We will not be accepting walk-ins at this time.

Party Size

You can book up to two people in a piercing appointment. We can only allow those who are getting pierced into the store and one person in the piercing room at a time. Guardians wearing masks will be permitted in the piercing room.

Piercing equipment

All of our equipment is either single use or thoroughly sanitized. We’ll pierce you with an autoclave-sterilized single-use needle. All of our piercing jewelry is made of implant-grade metals, with flat-back labrets.

Enhanced PPE

Our piercers wear surgical masks, gloves, and for enhanced protection, face shields or goggles.

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