Cold Steel America is a premier body piercing and tattoo studio located in the historic Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Since 1999, we have proudly provided a safe, clean, and welcoming environment for all seeking to modify themselves.

Open 12-8pm, 7 days a week, we are available on a walk-in basis - drop by at anytime!

Cold Steel America’s piercers are exceptionally trained and skilled. With a combined background of over 50 years, our piercers are some of the most experienced in California. We execute each piercing with patience and care, whether it is a child’s earlobe, a popular navel, nostril, or septum; or a more complex ear project, surface, or genital piercing. All of our piercers are fully licensed and members of the Association of Professional Piercers.

Our tattoo artists are available for walk-ins as well as appointments!

Whether it is a small and simple piece or a large and elaborate custom artwork, we enjoy working with you to make your personal experience exciting and satisfying.


Cold Steel stocks a huge selection of the highest quality jewelry, crafted from implant-grade steel and titanium, platinum, and solid 14k and 18k gold. A wide variety of genuine and high quality synthetic stones are offered, with even more that can be custom ordered. We source our jewelry from the leading manufacturers: Anatometal, Neometal, Body Vision Los Angeles, Industrial Strength, and Gorilla Glass.

We offer a wide selection of metal alternatives such as glass, silicone, and natural materials such as amber, stone, wood, and horn as well as beautifully crafted pieces from Maya Jewelry, Buddha Jewelry Organics, Tawapa, and Diablo Organics to name just a few!

We are internationally known for our selection of antique earrings. Many of these are hard to find and rare tribal pieces of bronze, silver, and gold.

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