Reading the information below can save you both time and inconveniences. To assure the best experience possible, please read carefully to better prepare for your visit with us.
1What Is The Shops Address?
91-22 59th Ave. Elmhurst, NY 11373
2What Days And Hours Are You Open?
We are open 7 days a week. Hours of operation are as follow:
  • Mon - Sat: 12pm - 8pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 6pm
3Is There Public Transportation Nearby?
  • Train:
    • Woodhaven Blvd. - M & R
  • Bus:
    • Queens Blvd./59th Ave - Q11 Q21 Q29 Q52 Q53 Q59 Q60
    • 59th Ave/92nd St - Q38
    • 92nd St/59th Ave – Q88
4Is Parking Available?
Yes. Paid parking is available at Queens Center Mall across the street.
DO NOT PARK AT ANY OF THE RESTAURANTS ACCROSS THE STREET! Unless you are acually dining there, your car WILL be towed.
5Do You Offer Tattoing Services?
No, we do not.
6What Services Do You Offer?
We are dedicated in providing you with excellent customer service when visiting our studio, whether you're shopping our gallery of jewelry, getting a new piercing, or are need of assistance with body jewelry change.
7What Kind Of Jewelry, Other Than Body Jewelry, Do You Sell?
We carry a variety of jewelry for example rings, necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, and many more unique hand crafted jewelry.
8Do I Need To Make An Appointment For Piercing?
In order for us to provide everyone with the best experience possible, we now work by appointments.
9How Do I Make An Appointment?
All appointments must be made online. We do not book clients through the phone or private messages.

You can book an appointment for any service online.

10Do I Need Id?
Yes. A valid (non-expired) government issued I.D. is required for any and every service. There are no exceptions. A photo of I.D. or copy are not accepted.

Acceptable Forms of ID:
  • Driver's License
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Federal or State-issued photo ID

11What Are Your Policies For Minors?
For any piercing or jewelry insertion service for a minor, the minor will need a valid (non-expired) government, federal, or state-issued document. The said document shall show their date of birth as well as a photo. A nondriver's license, passport, or NYC ID, satisfies both requirements.

In addition, we require a valid (non-expired) government-issued document from the parent or legal guardian that proves they have legal responsibility for the minor. This could include a driver's license with matching last names and addresses to the minor's ID. If the minor and parent or legal guardian do not share the same last name, a birth certificate is required in conjunction with a government-issued photo ID containing a name that appears on the minor's birth certificate, or guardianship paperwork.

Minor Parent/Legal Guardian
Nondriver’s license


NYC Identification card
Driver’s License, State, Federal ID with the same last name that appears on minor’s ID.

Minor’s Birth Certificate required if last names do not match.
12Do You Perform Earlobe Piercings On Children?
True Expression respects a parent's choice to professionally pierce their child's ears whether it is for personal or cultural reasons. We ask for the mutual respect of our choice to not pierce children of any age below our personal comfort level.

Therefore, we only pierce those who are old enough to ask for the piercing, and can also show us they understand both the responsibility and commitment that comes along with having their earlobes pierced.
13How Much Does Piercing Cost?
The following prices are the fee for our piercing services along with the lowest-priced jewelry option for your new piercing.

Keep in mind that many piercings will require longer jewelry initially, for the healing period, and shorter jewelry once the piercing is healed. These prices do not include the cost of any jewelry required to properly fit the piercing after it has fully healed; they include only the cost of jewelry for the initial piercing.
1 Tipping
Tips are accepted and greatly appreciated, as in any other other industry, but not necessary. If you prefer- a genuine review on any of our social media platforms is another way to tip.
2Can I Bring And Get Pierced With My Own Jewelry?
No. However, when you get pierced at True Expression Studio, you get to choose the jewelry that you want to wear.
3What Type Of Material Is The Body Jewelry You Use Made Of?
We use jewelry surpassing those suggested by the standards of the Association of Professional Piercers becoming the highest jewelry available in the market such as:

  • ASTM F-138 / ISO 5832-1 compliant Steel
  • ASTM F-136 compliant Titanium
  • Solid 18/14 karat (or higher) nickel-free white or yellow Gold
  • Fused quartz Glass
  • Lead-free borosilicate/soda-lime Glass Polymers
4Can I Remove And Switch My Initial Jewelry Myself, At Home?
No. Jewelry placed in a fresh piercing should remain inside throughout the entire healing period. If jewelry needs to be switched or removed for any reason, we strongly suggest going to a professional for assistance.
5Can You Change My Jewelry For Me?
Yes! Through our safe and sterile techniques, guided by tapers, we can most certainly assist you with such services.
6I'm Having Complications With My Piercing Done Outside Of True Expression. Can You Help Me?
Yes! If you fear you have any issues with your piercing, regardless of where or how long ago you got it done, don't hesitate in stoping by! We will more than gladly take a look at it for you, and give you advice on how you can proceed- free of charge.
7Can I Return Or Exchange Jewelry I Purchased?
For your health and safety, we do not accept returns, or do exchanges on jewelry.
8The Jewelry I Purchased From True Expression Is Defective Or Broke. What Can I Do?
Jewelry with manufacturers defects will be returned to the manufacturer for repair and/or replacement.
9What Type Of Sterilizers Do You Use And How Do You Monitor Them?
We use Statim steam autoclaves. Our autoclaves are spore tested weekly with mail away test packs from Mesa Labs. Our test results will gladly be shared to you upon request
10How Long Does It Take A Piercing To Heal?

The healing times listed on our Aftercare page are general time frames which vary from person to person. Your piercing may take longer, or quicker than the stated time. Keep in mind that the healing times can be affected by factors like climate, stress levels, diets, and travel.

Click here to view estimated healing times.

11I Have To Take Out My Jewelry For Medical Reason/Procedure. Will It Close?
Although jewelry can safely be changed after the piercing is healed, bear in mind that the jewelry shouldn't be left out for longer than it takes it to make the switch. A permanent hole can still shrink, making the jewelry reinsertion difficult. True Expression Studio will gladly help you with any type of jewelry handling.
12What Forms Of Payments Are Accepted?
We accept Cash, and all Credit Cards (via Clover). We do not accept personal checks of any kind. For any credit card transactions, the cardholder must be present, and ID may be required to verify the cardholder. "Over the phone" payments are not accepted.
13Do You Do Curated Ear Piercings?
Absolutely! Every ear piercing we do is “curated” and designed to fit your anatomy and lifestyle. With that being said, all piercings that we perform are always done as so, with proper jewelry suited for each placement. Call it “curated” or piercing, it is what we professional piercers have done, and will continue to do.

Contact us