Open from 2005, Holier than thou has extensive experience in the field of body piercing.
All our staff are highly trained, we have five UKAPP piercers and two knowledgable apprentices dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience and piercing care.
We offer a walk-in service for body piercing, 7 days a week. Just make sure you have had something to eat and if you are lucky enough to look under 21, bring some photographic identification.
If you are in a rush and would like to book an appointment for a set time, make a booking on our online booking system or if you have any queries please give us a call on 0161 839 3737 during opening hours.
Body piercing involves puncturing human skin tissue to create an opening through which jewellery is worn. Historical, cultural and modern reasons behind body piercing can include religious or spiritual beliefs, aesthetic value, self-expression, rebellion and many more.
Here at Holier Than Thou, we only use disposable, single-use blades or cannulated needles depending upon the procedure you are having. We only ever use ASTM F136 Implant-Grade Mirror-Polished Internally-threaded Titanium or Niobium jewellery for initial piercings. This is because these metals are lightweight, highly resistant to corrosion and extremely unlikely to react with body fluids and tissues. Titanium and Niobium is not magnetic (also doesn’t set off airport security scanners) and are the least likely to cause an allergic reaction.
We can also pierce with high-end 14k or 18k gold jewellery by specialist manufacturers such as Anatometal, BVLA, Body Gems, LeRoi etc – this gold is specially designed to be worn in the body (unlike gold plated or poor quality non implant grade gold jewellery that can be found elsewhere). If you are interested in being pierced with name-brand gold jewellery please get in touch!
We will give you the very best, honest advice we can muster in regards to the piercing you would like, your unique anatomy, and the most appropriate jewellery for the job. We want you to love your body and your new piercing, and be relaxed throughout the entire process of piercing selection, procedure, and aftercare for years to come.