The decision to pierce one's ears can be difficult or easy depending on lifestyle and habits. The location to have the procedure done, however, can be much harder to choose. Costs can vary from free with purchase at a simple mall store to $50 or more plus an office visit fee at a physician's office. Before settling on a location, factors such as sanitation and license should be checked. The average price for an ear piercing at a reputable location is about $25, not including any applicable local or state taxes.