We are Calgary's Premier Body Piercing Studio Offering, Body Piercing, Dermal Anchors, Scarification, Branding, Laser Tattoo Removal / Fading, and Custom Body Jewelry Manufacturing.
A large percentage of our body jewelry is hand-made in-shop. This way we can guarantee that all of our jewelry is made of the highest quality implant-grade metals.
As a wholesale jewelry manufacturer, we're also able to offer a much wider range of jewelry styles. If there's something you'd like and we don't have it in-store, just ask, we're happy to do custom orders, and for no extra cost. We even manufacture custom gold jewelry for "Fergi" from the Black Eyed Peas. Tribal Expression currently has 2 CNC millls and 1 CNC Lathe in house for custom jewelry manufacturing.
All piercings at Tribal Expression are done and/or overseen by either Keith Kennedy, Nia or Dee. Keith has been professionally trained in San Francisco in the fine-art of piercing and sterilization techniques, branding, scarification and suspension. Keith has over 20 years+ of full time piercing experience in Calgary. Keith Kennedy - Tribal Expression - is now pleased to offer our clients laser tattoo removal and/or tattoo fading. Please come by for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION, tattoo removal consultation.
Nia has been professionally piercing for over 10 years and we are pleased to have Nia in the Tribal Expression family, Nia is a perfect fit here at Tribal. Her piercing styles, customer service and professionalism are exactly what we at Tribal Expression pride ourselves in.
Dee (Deanna) has been professionally piercing in Calgary for over 10 years as well, all of those years at "To The Point". We welcome Dee's deep-rooted Calgary client base into the Tribal Expression Family.
Keith, Nia and Dee continually further their piercing education by attending annual industry seminars and professional conferences to upgrade and develop new skills. These skills, techniques and body jewelry advancements are implemented at Tribal Expression, this allows Tribal Expression to be one of the most current and up-to-date piercing studios in Canada.
Did you know that Tribal Expression does Tattoo Removal and Tattoo Fading???
Tribal Expression has been doing laser tattoo fading, specializing in fading for covering or reworking your old, ugly tattoo?? We have been working with many of the tattoo shops in Calgary for many years and are one of the only professionals in our industry offering tattoo removal in Calgary.
Tribal Expression is pleased to announce that we now have Three (3) full-time Body Piercers on Staff to accommodate the growing needs of our Clientele and to give all of our customers the Superior Customer Service that they deserve. Tribal Expression has been working extremely hard to work towards this goal and reduce client wait times, as previous to these changes, Tribal Expression was averaging up to twenty-six (26) appointments a day, and we now feel that we can accommodate up to forty (40) clients a day.
Tribal Expression is pleased to welcome Dee, formerly of "To The Point", to the Tribal Expression Family. With the addition of Dee's ten plus (10) years of experience; we have Nia's ten plus (10) years of experience; and, Keith's extensive twenty (20) years of experience - bringing to Tribal Expression's clients, a total of over forty (40) years of piercing expertise under one roof !!
Tour Of Tribal Expression & Tiki Town Tattoo and Spa
Tribal Expression and Tiki Town Sterilization Practices
Tribal Expression's Sterilization Room
With our new sterilization room, which is visible directly from our waiting
area, you can watch your procedures getting induvidually sterilized!!!!
Keith has been widely regarded as a professional in advanced piercings such as surface piercings, multiple piercings with one piece of jewelry, and genital piercings. Keith has helped pioneer the "Dermal Anchor" movement, and is currently one of the only manufacturers in the world making implant grade polymer dermal anchors.
At Tribal Expression we use the Statim 5000 and Statim 2000 Autoclaves, some of the best and fastest autoclave systems in the world. This allows us to guarantee that the tools and jewelry for each piercing will be individually sterilized for each client. This means the tools come right out of the autoclave and are immediately used, thus eliminating any risk of cross contamination.
Here at Tribal Expression every piercing is done using a brand new single-use disposable needle for all piercings. All needles are disposed of properly after the piercing and will never be re-used.
Tribal Expression also owns Tiki Town Tattoo and Spa (right next door), Tiki Town three (3) full time tattoo artists. We feel that between the 2 shops we are able to cover all forms of body modification! Check it out @ www.tikitowntattoo.com
We are proud to announce that we are now offering Tribal Tooth "Bling" as a new form of self adornment! What are Tribal Tooth "Blings"? Tribal Tooth Blings are temporary tooth gems using 3M dental bond and high quality dental curing lights with the thinnest Swarovski Crystals on the market! They can last anywhere from three (3) months to three (3) years and cause no damage to the underlying tooth.
Our Tooth "Bling" holds the same standards as our piercings when it comes down to aseptic technique and the same quality bedside manner that our clients expect. Make sure your smile shines as much as your body jewelry this summer!
Tribal is super busy, please make sure to book an appointment online or by phone!!! Currently we are averaging 20 - 25 Appointments per day. It is not rare for Tribal Expression to be booking up to 3 to 4 days in advance and we are having a hard time accommodating Walk-ins, (we will try to always fit in Walk-ins, but you may end up waiting a long time).
Tribal Expression is currently stocking Tribal In-House Jewelry, Body Vision Los Angeles (BVLA), Maria Tash, Anatometal, Industrial Strength, Glasswear Studios and many others. We pride ourselves in offering our clients only the best that the industry has to offer.
Tribal Expression is now offering ROSE GOLD nostril screws!!
Tribal is open 7 Days a week!
Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
!! NEWS UPDATE !! Avon Apna Jewellers – Body & Ear Piercing – Alberta Health Services – “Unapproved piercing operation closed; clients require testing”
In light of the current news of a N.E. Calgary illegal piercing operation, we feel that it is a worthy update to properly inform our clients of our current views regarding this issue. All of us here at Tribal Expression feel deeply saddened by the current events and the long term impact this could potentially have on unsuspecting clients. It is unfortunate that the media has portrayed this illegal piercing operation as a “piercing studio” and/or a “piercing parlor”, as this was nothing more than a jewelry store doing illegal, unregulated body piercings with a piercing gun in a back room. Any Professional Piercing Studio would NEVER condone or encourage the use of a “piercing gun”.
We feel this widely used term - “piercing studio” - is an unfortunate classification and justification for this situation, as it is our professional opinion that a professional piercing studio would be the opposite of what this illegal operation was, we also feel that it is unfair to group and classify true and legitimate studios that are above board and regulated by the Alberta Health Region, in with this illegal operation.
Here at Tribal Expression, we are grateful to our clientele and followers with the trust and respect that they give us in regards to personal health and safety, sterilization and high quality piercings. We regard this trust as a Golden Rule of our business motto.
We feel saddened when imposters pose as professionals to reap the profits of unsuspecting clientele and jeopardize innocent clients for the sake of making a dollar. Here at Tribal Expression we take matters like this very seriously, as proper sterilization protocol is the most imperative part of any invasive procedure and is never to be taken lightly or disregarded.
If you have any questions or concerns with regards to any piercing procedure or sterilization protocol, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (403) 210-2442, email us at
; or, even drop by Tribal Expression and we will be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Please show up 15 minutes before your Booked Appointment time to fill out paper-work and to select your jewelry.
Please Note: Some piercings are not available on certain days. All jewelry downsizes and consultations are now by appointment only.