Images courtesy of Maria Tash: @maria_tash
The hottest name in piercing right now, with a string of famous clients under her belt including Scarlett Johansson, Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow, Maria Tash took London by storm with a pop-up at Josh Wood in 2015. Now she has returned to the city, this time taking up permanent residency in Liberty – the first studio under her name in the whole of the UK. The New York based piercer has more than 20 years experience in her field, having pioneered the contemporary trend for dainty, feminine jewellery placed in unconventional parts of the ear. Tash comments "Liberty has generously given me and my team a new, large British home, and allowed us to design the space to optimize our jewellery shopping, piercing and jewellery styling team." The new ground floor studio boasts three private rooms decked out in neon illustrations with concrete finishes and mixed metals, with prices starting at £15 for an ear lobe piercing through to £30 for more complicated parts of the ear, with additional costs for jewellery, which range up to £4,900 per piece. Walk-in appointments are available, but it is recommended to book in advance on either firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020 7573 9640.