Why professional piercing?

You’re here because you want a quality experience and a show-stopping piercing, right? Well, that’s exactly what we offer.

Nervous? Don’t be. You’re in far better hands than you’d ever be at a mall kiosk. Once you’ve experienced a professional jewelry consultation and installation, you’ll wonder why anyone would let a high schooler with a piercing gun within five feet of themselves.

Does Koi take appointments or just walk-ins?

We are primarily appointment only, however, we have the door open for all jewelry shopping. Based on availability we may have open time for a walk-in but that will be based on a case by case basis. If we cannot get you in that day, we can assist you in booking.

We are taking appointments Monday- Saturday from 12:30-8 and Sunday from 12:30-7.

Help I can't find the waiver!

Here are the links to our digital consent forms, these will ask for photos of the required documents.

Please do not fill one out if you do not have an appointment scheduled. 

For Adults click here

For Minors click here

I've had jewelry from Koi for years and it has fallen out! What is the replacement policy?

When you are pierced, we put the jewelry on as tight as possible so that it doesn’t come out while you’re healing. Over time, jewelry can become loose as casual wear and tear on the jewelry occurs. You should be periodically checking the jewelry to ensure the fit. Koi is not liable for jewelry lost over time.



Is there a wheelchair accessible entrance?

Yes, please call in to let staff know of your arrival so we can open that door for you.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes! We accept all major debit/credit cards.


Please note, we are unable to make any change with bills larger than $20.

Will you pierce If I'm pregnant/nursing?

We will not pierce folks who are pregnant or nursing. When you become pregnant your body is now very focused on growing new life and your immune system can become weakened. The risk of infection (though already small if you go to a reputable piercer/studio) becomes higher, and if somehow you do get an infection in your new piercing, you can pass that on to a nursing child. Piercings also take longer to heal when they are not the priority! Healed piercings can even become affected due to pregnancy. It’s best to wait until you are either no longer pregnant or 1-3 months post partum as this helps your body to settle from pregnancy.

Is there a public restroom?


Do they sell synthetic diamonds here?

We carry both VS1 grade diamonds as well as colored swarvoski crystals. If you are looking for a specific stone/color/material we would be happy to speak with you about special orders.

Do you do piercings for migraines?

Currently there is no compelling evidence to support or dismiss claims of aid for any health conditions by getting your Daith pierced. Although, that doesn’t stop anyone from getting their Daith pierced, all we can offer you is a well done and attractive piercing with hope that it helps your needs.

What are the age restrictions & requirements?

We think getting a piercing should be a fun and enjoyable experience. We also believe it is essential we take some necessary precautions to protect you, our clients. If some of our policies seem a little “strict” or don’t make sense, give us a call. We can give you more detailed information if you like. Ultimately, these policies are in place to keep everyone safe and happy. In addition to our own studio policies, Koi follows all guidelines, and meets or exceeds all standards, set by the Utah Health Department.

If you are under the age of 18 we will not perform Nipple and/or genital piercings on any minor. NO exceptions

The youngest we pierce is 3 years of age for lobes and all other piercings require a consult prior to piercing. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to perform a piercing on a minor if we feel the minor cannot take care of the piercing, handle the aftercare, or we feel the anatomy isn’t ready. We have the right to refuse service.

If the minor is 3- 15 years old; We will need a legal parent/guardian present with a government issued photo ID and the minor’s birth certificate. **Please note that the adult signing for the minor must have their name on any document provided to prove guardianship.**

If the minor is 16-17 years old; We will need a legal parent/guardian present with a government issued photo ID, a photo ID for the minor, and the minor’s birth certificate. **Please note that the adult signing for the minor must have their name listed on any document provided to prove guardianship**

Can we use numbing cream?

We will not pierce anyone with numbing cream on the piercing area. Here are a few reasons why;

  • Topical numbing cream doesn’t penetrate all of the tissue so you will feel the same amount of pain then if you aren’t wearing any. You can only get a full numbing effect by injections which require a medical license in the state of Utah.
  • Topical creams or injections can also cause skin irritation and inflammation that can create issues with our marking process, it’s not to say that it would be dramatically off  but even in piercing if the angle is slightly off, it can cause troubles in the healing.

We know it’s scary getting pierced, but the piercing only takes a second (If that.)

Do you use a piercing gun or needles?

There are several reasons why we do not use ear-piercing guns for any type of piercing.

First: there is no way to sterilize piercing guns. Most guns are made of plastic and will melt under the extreme heat and pressure of an autoclave. Chemical sterilization has not been proven to kill all bloodborne pathogens; this is extremely dangerous since fluid micro-spray (microscopic particles of tissue, blood and other body fluids) might be present on the gun after a piercing.
Second: Piercing guns are considerably more painful than a piercing needle because guns use the blunt end of the jewelry to do the piercing – actually tearing the skin, traumatizing the area, and complicating the healing.
Third: Since both the instrument and the jewelry were designed for earlobes, they are not compatible with other areas of the body, increasing the risk of infection and further complicating the healing process.
Fourth: Standard piercing gun studs are usually made of low-quality metal that can cause additional complications.
Lastly: The jewelry is poorly designed in that the backing traps and collects waste, hair and debris, holding it against or close to the piercing. This is far from an ideal healing environment.

Can I bring my own jewelry for my piercing?

If it isn’t from a professional piercing studio that orders the same jewelry from a company we carry/ promote, we will not be able to use it. Every piece of jewelry that comes in to our store is carefully cleaned and autoclaved, to ensure each piercing experience is as sterile as possible and done with the highest quality that the industry has available.  Without knowing where your jewelry came from, what it is made of, etc. there is no way to know that it is a safe piece to take on healing a fresh piercing. Don’t fear – although we cannot pierce you with your own jewelry, with such a wide selection available for initial piercings, you’re sure to find something that you love that is not only the highest quality, but is tailored to fit your body.

If you are wanting to try to bring in your own jewelry, please come in at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. You are welcome to drop it off earlier, but we cannot sterilize jewelry same day. So if we are able to use your jewelry we will need the 24 hours so that we can properly sterilize it.

Do the piercers expect tips and if so, how much?

Anytime you are provided a service by someone (think tipping your hairdresser for a great haircut, or your waiter or waitress for a positive experience at a restaurant) tips are always appreciated. There is no “standard” amount, and it can also vary from person to person.


This also goes for our counter staff, if you are happy with the experience you have with them, you are more than welcome to tip them as well, and it doesn’t have to be money. We like doughnuts, too.

I forgot about my appointment and I was charged! What gives?

This is the part we hate to enforce with folks, but we base our business needs on the amount of appointments we have in a day. We expect you to arrive to your appointment on time, just like you’d expect us to be ready for you at your appointment time. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late or do not show up to your scheduled appointment, or call BEFORE your appointment it will be considered a no-call, no-show and will result in a $25 No Show fee. Any deposit made prior to will be void. If this becomes a chronic issue, you may be prohibited from booking an appointment with us. TLDR; If you know you cannot make your appointment, DO NOT WAIT. Please call us right away.

If you have any other questions, you can call us at 801-463-7070.


I'm trying to schedule an appointment for more than one person.

We love it when people want to be a pierced squad! Just keep in mind, when you are booking an appointment it is one appointment slot per person. With our appointment slots and times we cannot accommodate more than one person in that time slot. Plus this also gives plenty of time for that person if they need it.


If there is more than 5 people in your party please give the studio a call and we can assist you in booking accurately.

We are available through email, phone, or message for your questions, concerns, and other inquiries.

Koi Piercing Studio opened its doors July 1, 1997 as a piercing-only body modification studio. Choosing us means choosing unparalleled quality and skill.

Everyone is welcome! We’ve served children as young as three and adults in their 90s, helping anywhere between 40 to 100 visitors a day, 7 days a week. Though we’re based in Utah, people have come to us from Wyoming, Nevada, the east and west coasts, Idaho, and Montana. Contact us today!


1301 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105


Office Hours

Monday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30- 7:30 p.m.

Contact KOI

We are available through email, phone, or message for your questions, concerns, and other inquiries..

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Call Toll Free: 801.463.7070

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