Last year’s winner Utility comes out on top again. It’s the place you think of when you think you need another hole in your head, or when you feel like adding to your wearable art show. No wonder, what with the discounts for students, the groovy space featuring fab black walls and fantastic art by local artists what’s not to love. “We’re the cleanest studio without a doubt, and we have a super friendly staff who can answer all your questions,” says Christine Landry, one of three piercers on Utility’ staff.
1st runner-up: Kara’s Alternative Day Spa, 5980 Spring Garden, 422-3900
2nd runner-up: Merchant Marie’s Tattoo, 152 Portland Street,Dartmouth, 463-9685