The “cult favorite” ear piercing studio STUDS opened its first D.C. location in Georgetown on Wednesday, May 24!
First launched in 2019 by co-founders Anna Harman and Lisa Bubbers, STUDS aims to give professional and high-quality ear piercings in a fun and vibrant atmosphere. STUDS specializes in ear piercings only—no other piercings or forms of body art—with its piercers undergoing months of extensive training in piercing, sterilization, and ear anatomy.
“STUDS is reimagining the antiquated ear piercing experience for new generations,” according to a press release. “As the authority on Earscaping®, Studs’ knowledgeable and skilled piercing experts offer personalized consultations, use needles (never piercing guns!), and advise on earrings that work best for your unique ear anatomy.”
Offering ear piercings ranging from tragus and conch to the traditional lobe and snakebite midi, STUDS does them all! STUDS piercers will work with you to help you choose the perfect piercing based on what you want and your ear’s natural anatomy. Choose an earring (or set!) you love from STUDS’s piercing jewelry, follow your piercer to one of the three private piercing rooms, and get ready for your new addition.
Don’t worry if you’re nervous—STUDS even provides squishy stress balls to play with during the piercing and has candy to spare in case your nerves make you feel shaky or faint.
Not looking to get a new piercing but have an old piercing you want to freshen up with some new bling? STUDS also sells a variety of earrings, including traditional studs and hoops, as well as novelty earrings and sets in store and online!
STUDS has had its share of celebrity clientele, including Emma Chamberlain, Dixie D’Amelio, Maude Apatow, and Rosalia!
With shops already established in many major cities—including Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, South Carolina, California, Massachusetts, Texas, and New York—Georgetown marks the studio chain’s 19th location.
While some STUDS locations will allow children 13 years and older to get pierced with permission from their legal guardian, the D.C. studio only offers piercings for those 18 years and older (with identification).
Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., STUDS welcomes both appointments and walk-ins (just in case you randomly feel prompted to get a spontaneous piercing). But be on time for your appointment—STUDS offers a 5 minute grace period!
To learn more or to book a piercing appointment, visit the STUDS website.
Location: 3288 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007