BEST BODY PIERCING (1998)

This is a lot like recommending a gynecologist: While you may feel comfortable exposing yourself to a certain doctor, another person will swear that he gives her the heebie-jeebies. So let's toss subjective considerations aside in favor of the three C's--cleanliness, competence, and courteousness. The Ink Lab, already renowned for its exquisite tattoo artistry, warrants a heads up on all three counts. While any professional can perform a "Prince Albert," few are skilled enough to do an "Amplang," a piercing that involves a lot of blood vessels, tissue, and male ego. Best of all, attests one satisfied customer, female staffers perform both procedures with the same aplomb as their male counterparts. By contrast, how many men can use a speculum without causing serious nerve damage?

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