I know that title sounds redundant but I wasn’t sure how else to word it. In most cases, when you think about a piercing studio or shop, you think of one that’s attached to a tattoo shop. The two just go hand in hand. That’s how I’ve always experienced them. But now Maryland has it’s first and only piercing only studio, Freyja Body Piercing & Fine Jewelry. The studio is owned by Matt Buonantuono, with the help of Jessi who oversees the service/customer side of things, and another piercer, Chris. If Matt’s name sounds familiar, you might know him from Black Lotus Tattoo. That’s where I first met Matt! The studio is located in Gambrills, Maryland and let me tell you, it’s beautiful! The shop opened early January and I couldn’t wait to check it out. Everything they had teased on Instagram had me itching to see it in person. I was finally able to find the time a few weeks ago.
Freyja offers nothing but the best when it comes to jewelry, carrying brands like BVLA, Anatometal, Body Gems, and more. The amount of choices there is almost overwhelming. They even have options like Harry Potter and Wonder Woman! Not to mention, if you want something custom they can help you with that as well. It’s my goal to one day have something custom but that’ll have to wait a bit. You can find out more about what they offer here. The most important thing though, to me anyway, is how professional everyone at the studio is. I’ve always felt comfortable with Matt. He really cares about every customer that comes in. He explains everything in perfect detail, always open to questions, and won’t do a piercing if it doesn’t work with your anatomy. He doesn’t consider the job done until your piercing, no matter what it is, is healed. Because the studio is piercing only, it’s a very relaxing atmosphere. There’s no buzzing of tattoo equipment, not a mess of background noise of people having consultations. You’re able to focus 100% on what you’re there for.
If you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking them out. Even if you only need new bling for current piercings. Everyone at the studio really is amazing and professional. Plus they make it very easy to book appointments by offering online bookings through their website, Facebook, and Instagram. No need to try and get a hold of someone on the phone! You can do it all yourself. Of course if you aren’t sure what your piercing is called, or have questions, you can always give them a ring. And I can’t end this post without a photo of their floors. Honestly, pictures don’t do them justice. You should go visit them just to see the amazing details in their flooring.
As far as what I had pierced? You’ll have to wait to see! What piercings do you guys have? Ever been to a “piercing only” shop? Let me know in the comments!