Here’s what people are saying about The End Is Near:
Matt is AMAZING! So knowledgeable and easy to talk with, he answered every nervous, annoying and gross question that I had! I went to him for a nose piercing, my friend went in for her tragus. He spent a bunch of time helping us pick the right jewelry, sanitizing his workspace (spotless!) and talking to us about after care. He took his time to make sure the piercing was properly aligned and that we liked the placement and look. I barely felt the piercing, he was super gentle and professional. I love that they do a check up in a month and even help you change out your jewelry when the piercing is healed. So glad I chose them! Also met Anthony that day, who seems really great as well. Honestly, just go to them- you won’t regret it!!
Amrita S, February 2020
My 9 year old just had her ears pierced here for her birthday and we had a great experience. Matt was so kind and patient – put us right at ease and explained every step of the process. The whole procedure felt very sanitary, professional, and polished. I would highly recommend this place and Matt specifically. Thanks so much!
Sabrina B, February 2020
I had such a good experience with my last piercings at The End Is Near that when I wanted to get a conch piercing I didn’t even bother looking elsewhere. (It doesn’t hurt that I live super close.) I recommend The End Is Near!
Angela W, February 2020
I had my tragus pierced by Matt today and it was a great experience! The studio is super clean and you can tell that the guys at the shop really care about their work. This was my first cartilage piercing and I was a little nervous about the pain. Matt answered all my questions and took his time to explain everything which really helped me relax. He has a super chill energy and made sure I was comfortable before proceeding with the piercing. My friend went with me for a nose piercing also and we both loved our experience! I would recommend this studio to anyone who’s looking for a new piercing.
Kay S, February 2020
Super friendly, impeccably clean, comfortable spot to go to for whatever piercing you need. They answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the jewelry and/or piercing process. They explain aftercare clearly and ask you to come back about 4 weeks later to follow up on how the piercing is healing. They work safely and not rushed, and they have great music playing. I got “pricked” by Chris twice (I’m a returning customer) and he is the most chill dude ever and a great piercer. Go there!!!
Lise L, February 2020
Got my nose pierced! Super clean and professional! Great experience and they answered all my questions!
Elyssa P, February 2020
Friendly, amazing people. Would recommend to everyone!
Otar T, February 2020
I had my nose pierced here on 02/02/2020 and it was a very pleasant experience. I was pretty nervous going in, but Matt Mayfield was incredibly kind and talked me through the whole process. It was quick and easy, and it ended up looking great.
Heather B, February 2020
One of the best piercing places in NYC! I’ve been to many, but I always find myself coming back to The End Is Near. Went for fresh piercings and fixing bad experiences at other places. All the professionals are very helpful and knowledgeable. You really can’t go wrong! Highly recommend Anthony Zotto & Matt Mayfield.
Charlene L, February 2020
I’ve been eying this spot for about a year and finally got around to pulling the trigger on a new ear piercing. And I’m so glad I did! I’ll never go anywhere else for piercings as long as I live in NYC. Since I’m incredibly indecisive and wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted, I stopped by on a Tuesday evening after work to take a look at jewelry and ask questions. Anthony was super helpful and patient while I deliberated between jewelry options and placement (and asked a LOT of questions) and helped me land on a beautiful opal conch piercing that I could not be more happy with! I feel like he really listened to what I was looking for. And I should mention too that they have a wide variety of options (which I love) but I never felt pressured in any one direction/price point, which is especially important to me any time I’m considering throwing down a good chunk of change. Would recommend to anyone. Kudos!!
Taylor B, February 2020
The staff is always professional, patient, and kind. Everything is clean and sanitary. The selection of jewelry ranges from simple to intricately beautiful. 10/10 would (and do) recommend.
Anna A, February 2020
I got my naval pierced here today and had the BEST piercing experience. All of my other piercings (3 in my lobes and a nose ring) were all done with a piercing gun when I was younger and I wasn’t sure how well I would do because I’m terrified of needles but I felt relaxed and at ease the entire time. Definitely going back to get my helix pierced.
Cheyenne V, February 2020
Quick and painless ear lobe piercing. Great selection of jewelry. Have become a return client.
Nathalia P, February 2020
I love this place! They’ve pierced my ears, both my daughter’s ears, etc… Always courteous, safe, and friendly.
We were looking for the perfect local shop to get my daughter’s ears pierced. I was not disappointed. Matt explained the steps to help ease her nervousness. She was a warrior princess. No tears and she was so happy. Wonderful selection of jewelry. We observed other customers come in with follow up questions and the staff was patient and provided expert clear responses. Would definitely recommend bringing your little one here.
Jassmine A, January 2020
I got two simple piercings here (second lobes); always planned to stop in but never got around to it. Finally made it in last weekend for an appointment with Matt Mayfield. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Easy, painless, quick piercing and Matt was great to chat with – absolutely zero issues. Beautiful jewelry, too. I’ll definitely be back for my next piercing! Thanks Matt!!
Kirsty R, January 2020
I went in for something very basic (decided to get my ear lobes pierced for the first time) and the staff was extremely professional, helpful, friendly and thorough. The space was clean and the jewelry was beautiful. Did I spend a little more than I was planning on, yes, BUT in my opinion very worth it. I’m actually kind of upset that the experience was so good because now I want to go back and get more done.
Amanda S, January 2020
Small, intimate. Very professional. No hard sell on jewelry. Piercer was fast, informative and helpful with recommendations on aftercare and a follow up to check healing. I have been going to Maria Tash in Manhattan but this place is much closer, less expensive and has better service. HIGHLY recommend!
Emmeline C, January 2020
In an effort to finally get my dream Sternum piercing, I visited various shops before I landed at The End Is Near through recommendation! Both Angie (front-desk) and Matt (piercer) walked me through the options and process to put my mind at ease about my first surface piercing. Matt took careful consideration in making sure the piercing aligned properly, and the wait was worth it! The end result had me blown away and unsure of why I waited so long in the first place. If I ever get the craving to get a surface piercing again, this will be my go-to place.
Maggie G, January 2020
Got my tragus pierced after reading up that in fact NO it will not make you paralyzed. Chris made me feel safe and confident in the placement and execution, and didn’t haggle on jewelry choice – actually made me feel good about my “cheap” choice. I’m always glad to support local businesses especially ones of beauty and self expression. Excited to start getting more piercings and utilizing their Friday BOGO stacked piercings exclusive while it lasts!
Judi S, January 2020
So so so happy with my new nostril piercing! Chris placed it perfectly for my nose shape and preferences. Everything was very clean and I felt comfortable the entire time. Seeing other people’s horror stories online made me feel super grateful that I chose this place. It’s been two days and everything is healing perfectly! Thanks again!
Ashley S, December 2019
Amazing experience. Matt Mayfield is awesome. He is really calm and helps you through the whole process. He did an absolutely beautiful job on my three cartilage piercings and the jewelry was really delicate and lovely, far nicer than many other shops I’ve seen. I traveled a long way to get pierced here and it was well worth it.
Allison A, January 2020
For my quarter-life crisis, I decided to FINALLY get my very first piercings ever. After getting frustrated at all the exorbitant prices that piercing shops in the city were charging, I came up with the great idea of just looking in my own backyard – Park Slope, Brooklyn! When this place popped up in my search back in June, they were actually celebrating their 14-year anniversary that weekend which meant an amazing promotion of $14 piercings AND 14% off jewelry. So I got both my ears pierced for $28 total and then the high quality titanium earrings for $100. What a steal!!
Chris was my piercer and did a pretty great job with everything. Apparently I do not have symmetrical ears (not uncommon, I embrace it) so I very much appreciated that he took the time and effort to carefully figure out/decide on the exact placement of both piercings. Good looking out bro. Overall a great and painless experience, and pretty dang affordable. It’s been just over 6 months now and I’m so excited to wear my first pair of hoops!
Heidi M, December 2019
Very good experience here. Just wanted a simple nose ring piercing done safely and sanitary. That’s just what I got. The price for the piercing itself is more than reasonable but do be aware that the price for the nose rings themselves can a bit pricey if you’re just choosing based on how they look. So don’t be afraid to ask for pricing. Other than that, I’d definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting any type of piercing.
Tyrone S, December 2019
I went in for an appointment to receive a nipple piercing. Anthony was super professional and personable. His workspace was clean and the equipment was well sterilized. The whole process took less than ten minutes with minimal pain. The healing process has been very smooth so far with no swelling, soreness or irritation. I highly recommend him for your next piercing!
Santhy S, November 2019
I love these guys! They are extremely diligent, keep the utmost hygiene and well sterilized equipment, and they take the time to explain what they’re doing, what to expect, and give you the chance to ask all the questions you need to. They also give honest advice without trying to sell you expensive things. And they are kind and don’t make you feel self-conscious, even if you’re a newbie to piercings. All of them also have a sense of humor and make the whole experience very easy and pleasant. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
Lily H, November 2019
Got my piercing around September. I’m so in love with it. They guy who did my piercing was super nice, super friendly, and definitely put me at ease. Wasn’t even scared for my piercing by the time we got to it. I would definitely recommend coming here if you want to get any type of piercing. The people are very informative and very nice.
Erica G, October 2019
These guys are really amazing! High recommend them as they are super chill and are super friendly.
Music X, October 2019
Did not get pierced, just went for jewelry, but they left a GREAT impression. Anthony helped me pick out septum jewelry and was kind, honest, and super helpful! Gave great recommendations and was very knowledgeable. They had a nice selection of jewelry as well.
Alexandra M, October 2019
I took my 5 year old daughter to get her ears pierced and we had a wonderful experience. Chris and Matt were both there, they were very kind and gentle with her, explained the process very clearly and even pierced her ears simultaneously to make sure she would be comfortable. She left smiling and having shed no tears.
The studio is spotless, every single piece of equipment they used on my daughter was single use. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
Cecile D, October 2019
This studio has such a calming, friendly atmosphere. I very much enjoyed the whole experience from choosing my jewelry to having my piercing which was painless and is currently healing up just great! Matt was very informative about the process and really put my mind at ease, I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you for my gorgeous piercing, I will definitely be back!
Breanna J, October 2019
Very helpful. I wanted to go in for a piercing for something that I thought was closing up but it turns out that that was not needed. It was just getting tighter. They helped me to push an earring through and that was it. Super quick.
Soo K, September 2019
Got my nostril and second helix piercing here. The guys were so great- I had my old stud from my first helix piercing, and I wanted to use it for my second helix. They looked at it, asked me where I bought it from, looked at the piercing place I had gotten my previous piercing, and were totally willing to let me use it because they were like “this place looks pretty reputable.” Which I thought was GREAT because 1) it was reputable, and 2) I didn’t want to go back to SF to get my second helix piercing which I would’ve considered versus paying for another bland titanium stud so 3) THANK YOU GUYS
Very informative, professional. My piercer checked on me the whole time, didn’t make me feel bad for taking so long to choose my nose piercing jewelry, and let me try out various looks by bringing the stud up to my nose. It felt really good to not feel pressured re: taking someone’s time.
Rosy H, August 2019
This has to be one of the most pleasant body piercing establishments in existence. The staff is truly dedicated to making sure the customers have the best experience possible, and the store itself is just so well designed that it’s a pleasure to spend time there. It’s extremely clean, of course, but it is also just so stylish! I loved being there and will be back soon. Shout out to Matt and Angie for putting up with me needing a lot of extra time and attention- they both made me feel so welcome, and I feel so much better about my piercing!
Katherine A, August 2019
I visited this place for the first time on my birthday last September. Since my nose was already pierced, I just bought a new nose ring and they put in for me. I later returned in the spring to get a new piercing. The service was good. The guys were helpful. The black piercer who reminded me of Lenny Kravitz and Donald Glover in one knows what he’s doing. Though he doesn’t say much, there’s a level of professionalism he displays. He takes the time to talk to you about caring for the piercing and gives good advice about the metal and the design of each jewelry. I’m thinking about returning for my birthday this year again for another monumental piercing!
Nicole J, July 2019
I got a second earlobe piercing here and it was super smooth and basically painless. The shop is extremely sanitary and keep in mind with piercings that you get what you pay for. They’re not cheap (but still very reasonable!) and nor should it be when you’re getting something like this done. I experienced no pain after about 12 hours and my ears never even swelled. Matt did a great job. Highly recommend.
Rebecca C, June 2019
Made an appointment for me and my friend at the beginning of the week and I’m so happy I’ve chosen this place to get our earlobe piercings done. The jewelry selection is pretty wide, the place is very clean. Anthony did an amazing job, that was a pleasant experience! I will definitely come back.
Elizabeth M, June 2019
Went in today to get a new earring for my helix piercing. The hoop I had recently put in was too small as well as painful. I was very nervous, as I have not had good experiences at other piercing places in the past. Anthony immediately put me at ease and was very helpful in solving my problem. The next time I get something done I will definitely be going here!
Katlyn S, May 2019