We are a piercing shop and jewelry store located on 4th street in San Rafael, California. Open 7 days a week. Now offering permanent jewelry.

Walk-ins Welcome. Appointments preferred and prioritized. Minors must be accompanied by parents or legal guardians for any services. All of our piercers have a minimum of 20 years experience. Please bring valid identification for any services. Infants or any ear piercing on children under 6 years old will be by appointment only on Wednesdays thru Fridays.

Nomad was the first freehand body-piercing studio in America (in Australia as well), offering many large gauge techniques that had never been offered in a body-piercing studio before. In keeping the energy, techniques, and history alive, we hope to set a great example for the industry of body piercing to come. We now use all steam sterilization. Gold, platinum, titanium and glass jewelry for all initial body piercings. We offer a very calming and clean environment for all body piercing services.

2010 marked a great year for the San Francisco body piercing industry. The first year the city of San Francisco’s health department required licensing for body piercing practitioners. Working in conjunction with the Health Department upon re-opening we met and discussed their goals, alongside with the goals of the APP to make sure our shop standards would hold up for many years to come.

We’ve been helping the health department with the use our facilities for the training of their new department. A long awaited privilege to now offer a state-of-the-art, fully licensed, body piercing environment in San Francisco.

Nomad was originally opened in San Francisco in 1993 by Blake Perlingieri, who now owns the Nomad museum in Oregon. The original San Francisco shop moved locations and became a bigger family over the years. Including Kristian White, Eric Rosenbaum, and Nick Aguilar, some of the original owners / practitioners. Refer to Nomad Museum for a more in-depth history.

In 2015 Nomad Body Piercing crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and moved the studio to San Rafael in Marin county, where we currently reside.