Body Jewel is your premiere piercing & body jewelry specialist

Body Jewel is your premiere piercing and body jewelry specialist in Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. Our team has the training, experience, and creativity to turn your body into a piece of art.

We have a large selection of high-quality jewelry, private piercing rooms, and aftercare products to complete your healing process. Since the healing time varies depending on the type of piercing you receive, it is imperative to leave your initial jewelry in for as long as your piercer recommends.

Body Jewel adheres to all state laws and regulations regarding body piercing. Don’t pierce yourself at home! Come in and have a professional piercing experience.

Price Ranges

The average cost of the majority of our piercings will be in the range of $35-$50. The listed price of our piercings will include standard titanium jewelry, however we have a large variety of jewelry upgrades available to you.  We offer buy one get one 50% off for piercings on the same person, within the same session.  Few exclusions may apply.

Deals and promotions are subject to change or become canceled at any time by the discretion of management.

Materials Used

The majority of piercings are performed with internally threaded Titanium 6AI-4V-ELI ASTM-F136. We also use niobium and 14kt gold. Note, Titanium and niobium items can be anodized in many different colors for free. We just need few extra minutes to anodize and then sterilize in or statim autoclave.

What is Anodizing?

Anodizing is a process where a coating is built up on the surface of certain metals (titanium, niobium, tantalum, aluminum, magnesium and zinc) by heating, with chemicals, or by electricity. In the case of titanium, the coating that is built up is a layer of titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide, which is also known as titanium oxide, occurs naturally on the surface of titanium. Anodizing does not involve any dyes. The color on the surface is apparent because light reflects through the created oxide layer to create a color. Without the presence of light that color wouldn’t be there. Light reflects off of the surface of titanium. When a piece is high polished and not anodized, it reflects its mirror finish. When a piece is anodized, the light has to reflect [refract] off of the surface through the added oxide layer.

What Are the Benefits of an Anodized Surface?

Piercing Minors

At Body Jewel we have no problem performing piercings on minors with consent of a parent or legal guardian.  However, the members of our piercing staff have set up age restrictions on particular piercings based on their comfort level.  It is best to find out the acceptable age for your desired piercing ahead of time.

In order to perform a piercing on a minor certain things must be in place.  We must have the parent or legal guardian in the store, with a photo ID, to fill out the appropriate paperwork.  We also need to establish a definite relationship between the person signing for the piercing and the minor receiving it.  This can be done by presenting a state issued or school ID showing matching last names and / or matching address, a birth certificate, insurance card with names of both parties, or something to that extent.

In the case of a legal guardian who is not the biological parent of the person receiving the piercing, we ask to be presented with documents showing the granted guardianship before the piercing can take place.

Tongue Piercing

The ancient Aztecs performed rituals to please their gods including piecing the tongue to draw blood. This would create an altered state of consciousness so that the priest or shaman could communicate with the gods. Currently, tongue piercing is one of the most popular piercings that people have because it is both provocative and easy to keep secret.

Ear Piercing

The oldest mummified body ever found was over 5,000 years old and had pierced ears with holes enlarged to 7-11mm diameter.

Many primitive tribes believed that demons could enter their bodies through their ears. They would protect themselves by piercing their ears because demons and spirits were supposed to be repelled by metal. Today in the U.S. it is common for parents to pierce their little girls’ earlobes. But ear piercing isn’t just for girls; it’s an almost universal practice for men and women alike.

Labret/Lip Piercing

Piercing lips so objects can be inserted in them is widely practiced throughout the world, especially in tribal cultures. There are two tribes that pierce the lips with a ring; all other lip piercing is done with labrets, which can be made from a pin of wood, ivory, metal, or even quartz crystals.

The labret piercing is often stretched to extremely large proportions and, over time, large wooden or clay plates are inserted in place of labret pins.

Labret piercing was commonly reserved for male members of the higher castes, who wore beautiful labrets fashioned from gold, stone, jade, ivory, obsidian, shell and wood.

In some tribes, women wear a plate in the upper lip in order to appear more beautiful or as a sign of possession of her husband. The man who is about to marry often is the one who transfixes the lips of the young girl who will become his wife. Today, there are many location options for lip piercing, whether using hoops or labrets.

Septum Piercing

Septum piercing was popular among warrior cultures because it can be stretched so that a large tusk could be inserted, which makes the warrior look really fierce. Bone plugs, either pig legs or the tibia bones of enemies slain in battle, were also inserted in the septum.

Other tribesmen would insert a large pendant into their septum, some so large that it prevented the wearer from being able to eat without manually lifting the jewelry during meals.

Australian aboriginals pierced the septum with the goal of flattening the nose. They passed a long stick or bone through the piercing to achieve the desired effect because they believed a flat nose to be the most desirable-looking.

Today, the septum is a great piercing option because a wide variety of jewelry can be worn in it, whether stretched out or hidden.