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The best luxe ear piercing salons in London

Go-to gurus for a curated ear

With the fashion crowd and celebrities alike enjoying the curated ear movement, here are London’s best salons for multiple fine jewellery piercings.

Victoria Beckham recently revealed to her Instagram followers that she’s added three new piercings to her collection this summer, in the form of tiny arrow studs by LA jeweller Lizzie Mandler in her helix, forward helix and conch. She may have had her piercings done on Miami Beach, but those who want to follow suit no longer need to look State-side for a beautifully curated and adorned ear. In the past five years, demand for fine body jewellery has rocketed in London and the capital is now home to an innovate fleet of piercing parlours.

A far cry from the experience of your youth, these elegant salons come with dedicated stylists to help you craft a balance of dainty jewel studs, helix rings and twinkling barbells. The piercings are typically needle-only, and feature the likes of 18-karat gold, sapphire and diamond cluster designs.

Most importantly, the jewellery inspires the piercing – not the other way round. The piercing isn’t the statement, but the resulting artwork is. Sculptural stacks, miniature daith gemstones and spherical pearl clusters: this is ear candy in its highest and most delicate form. Here are London’s best ear piercing salons to head to for your prettiest piercing yet.

Maria Tash at Liberty London and Harrods

Fine jewellery designer Maria Tash is an icon of the piercing movement, with celebrity clients ranging from Beyoncé to Gwyneth Paltrow. Her two London boutiques are an homage to her vision of fine body art, captured within a collection of delicate, wearable silhouettes. Eye-catching designs range from twinkling conch diamonds to dainty “chain orbits” (a series of connected studs) and exquisite rose gold rings.
Regent Street, Soho, W1, libertylondon.com
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1, harrods.com

Shen London for Nichola Joss, Harley Street

Nichola Joss, best known for being Meghan Markle’s facialist, has teamed up with luxury jewellery house Shen London in this decadent venture. Lobe-only piercings are paired with a stunning portfolio of designs crafted in 18-karat white or yellow gold. Discreet and expertly sculptured, the pieces draw on inspiration from celestial and natural worlds in keeping with a goddess theme.
39 Harley Street, Marylebone, W1, nicholajoss.com

Lark & Berry, Marylebone

Miniature sapphires and interstellar diamond bursts offer up an Aladdin’s Cave of wonders at Lark & Berry. The sustainable jewellery brand launched a piercing studio at its flagship Marylebone store late last year, underpinned by its ethos of “cool jewels with a conscience”. Its capsule collection of 14-karat gold studs and hoops are set with cultured gemstones, for minimal environmental impact.
52a George Street, Marylebone, W1, larkandberry.co.uk

Love Hate Social Club, Notting Hill

This luxury piercing salon just off Portobello Road has achieved cult status thanks to its covetable showcase of diamond, ruby and moonstone clusters. The collections are a candy store dream of piercing inspiration, from yellow gold lightning rods to mercury mystic topaz rosettes. The two resident piercing artists bring years of expertise to bear in crafting the perfect curated ear.
5 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, W11, lovehatesocialclub.com

Sacred Gold, Coal Drops Yard

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Situated in Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross, Sacred Gold is the brainchild of Joao Bosco and Guy Saar, founders of the Love Hate Social Club. Their style identity is imprinted on this new and ornate studio dedicated to the art of ear jewellery curation. Here you’ll find Europe’s largest selection of BVLA – the LA-based manufacturer of fine body jewellery – along with a roster of experienced piercing artists.
Stable Street, Kings Cross, N1, coaldropsyard.com

Image: Maria Tash.

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