Imperial Body Art info@imperialbodyart.com (208) 344-8287 2498 E Fairview Ave #102, Meridian, ID 83642 All inclusive safe space body art parlor Body Piercing, Tattoo, Jewelry Makeovers Treasure Valley, located in Meridian, ID
Photo of skulls inside the piercing jewelry case at Imperial Body Art near The Village in Meridian, ID

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Imperial has been my go-to spot for 20 years... Over the years, I've watched the shop grow in diversity and inclusion.Amy MFeb 19
Super prepared, informative, the shop was clean and everything was fast and thorough.Corey SJun 19
I was using Imperial 20 years ago because they were the best, and their quality is still top-notch.Jamie BDec 18
My nose piercing was done incredibly well, and the jewelry is beautiful! Everything is also very affordable.Shannon SDec 19
I respect how they follow the law to the fullest and that patient safety and knowledge is of utmost importance.Kellye SFeb 19
I brought my 15 daughter in for a septum piercing and the staff at Imperial were awesome!Corey SJun 19
Laura is amazing! The placement is perfect. Not getting pierced by anyone else ever again!!Amanda SFeb 19
Super knowledgeable and friendly. Answered all my questions and made me feel super comfortableLavender BFeb 12

Get Pierced at Imperial

Walk-ins Welcome!

Step into the world of piercing at Imperial, where we’ve delivered an unmatched experience in Boise & Meridian for Array and counting (since 2003). Our crew of piercers are the most skilled artisans in the Treasure Valley and proud members of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP, safepiercing.org), ensuring top-notch and up-to-date safety and hygiene practices.

Got a youngster itching for their first piercing? We’re cool with piercing kiddos as young as 5, so long as they bring a legal guardian and proper ID. Regardless of age, proceeding with a piercing is at the sole discretion of the piercer.

Because our jewelry and piercings are unmatched, our piercers stay busy. It’s best to book an appointment online and secure your spot, but if you’re feeling spontaneous come by for a walk-in and we’ll squeeze you in, schedule allowing. We accept walk-ins daily until 6:00pm.

You’re not going to get pierced then kicked out the door — we’ve got a killer selection of jewelry. From sleek basics to jaw-dropping showstoppers we’ll ensure you leave with the best jewelry for your budget.

We’re all about making your piercing experience flawless, safe, and uniquely you.

Photo of skulls inside the piercing jewelry case at Imperial Body Art near The Village in Meridian, ID

How to Get Pierced

Step By Step

  • 1

    Set Up

    • Choose the piercing you want
    • Select a date
    • Pay deposit
  • 2

    Show Up

    • Show up 15 before your appointment starts
    • Show your ID
    • Choose your Jewelry
    • Complete your paperwork
  • 3

    Get Stabbed

    • Meet with your piercer
    • Get marked and preview your piercing
    • Get pierced
    • Set jewelry
    • Aftercare Instruction
  • 4

    Heal Up

    • You’ve been pierced, your jewelry is in
    • Review aftercare instructions
    • Pay for your piercing and jewelry

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    Matt

    He/HimOwner & Piercer, 19 years piercing experience

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    Laura

    She/HermsmodifiedladyHead Piercer, 11 years piercing experienceBook with Laura

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    About LauraLaura started her piercing career back in 2013 here in Boise, Idaho. In 2016, she decided to venture out to gain further knowledge alongside other piercers by doing guest spots across the states, working in multiple studios spanning from Washington, all the way to Connecticut. After 2 years of traveling, she came back to her home base of Boise and started piercing for us here at Imperial, full time in September of 2018.Along with her experience doing guest work, Laura has been a member of the Association of Professional Piercers, having attended numerous yearly conferences, while staying up to date with CPR/FirstAid/AED and Blood Borne Pathogens certifications. In her spare time, Laura likes to cross stitch, enjoying fantasy in any media, whilst hanging out with her two yorkies, Sophie and Merlin.

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    Kerri

    They/ThemhobbitholespiercingsPiercer, 6 years piercing experienceBook with Kerri

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    Tabitha

    She/Herstabi_tabiPiercing Apprentice, 1 year piercing experienceBook with Tabitha

My post/jewelry looks too long/short

It’s time to downsize/upsize! When pierced initially most piercings are done with a longer post length to accommodate for swelling from the new piercing. Typically swelling will dissipate in a couple months. Your piercing will appear long. This is a good thing! It means that you’re healing. You should get a shorter post more fitted to allow for a smoother healing process.

Sometimes piercings can swell more than anticipated. If you feel like your jewelry is pinching or too short, you need longer jewelry to accommodate for the extra inflammation.

Oh no, I’m moving! Where should I go to downsize my fresh piercing?

The Association of Professional Piercers has a live map of all APP Member shops. Visit this to find a piercer in your upcoming neck of the woods.

When is it time to downsize my jewelry?

After a couple months swelling and inflammation should go down. Once you feel you have a good amount of wiggle room on your jewelry, feel free to pop in and downsize.

Do you offer tandem piercings?

No. At this time we do not offer this.

How long will my piercing take?

The piercing only takes a second. The whole process is only about 10-15 minutes. Appointment times are a half hour to accommodate for all your questions, concerns, and plans with your piercing.

Can my brother/sister/cousin/aunt/uncle/grandma bring my kiddo in for a piercing?

No. Please see this page for all of our guidelines.

Can I bring in my own jewelry to get pierced with?

If the jewelry is purchased from us we can potentially use it in a new piercing. It largely depends on length and fit.

Jewelry must be dropped off 24 hours in advance of your appointment so we can properly sterilize and prep your jewelry. When you bring your jewelry in 24 hours before, we can verify if we can use the jewelry for your piercing.

How long before I can go swimming?

Submerging any healing piercing is not advised. It does not matter if it is a lakes, river, lap pool, jacuzzi, or even baths. Showers are OK though!

How long before I can change my jewelry?

This can vary based on the type of piercing and your body. All piercings have different healing timeframes. We need to wait until they are healed before you change jewelry regularly.

Here’s some general timeframes for most popular piercings:

  • Anchors: 4-6 months
  • Ear Cartilage: 9 -12 months
  • Ear Lobes: 4-6 months
  • Eye Brows: 4-6 months
  • Nostril: 6-8 months
  • Septum: 2-3 months
  • Lips: 4-6 months
  • Tongue: 2-3 months
  • Nipples: 6-9 months
  • Belly Button:  6-9 months

How Your Jewelry Works

The APP has put together a great video that goes into detail about how different kinds of jewelry, how they work, and how to do some self-service if you’re too busy to come see us.