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About us

So that you can appreciate our excellent reputation

Adaptation

Far too often, people arrive in our shop with body piercings in a critical state because they inserted, themselves, a piece of “fantasy” jewellery not only of a bad quality but also badly adapted. The jewellery that we offer is always of the highest quality and we adapt it, at no extra charge, to suit your morphology. This is very important because, in the context of the jewellery used in body piercing, the morphology of each person is different. There are certain rules of length, width and depth that have to be respected. Also, our jewellers are able to supply made-to-measure jewellery specially created for you.

Hygiene

We do all that is necessary to insure an irreproachable level of hygiene and therefore to optimise the success of your body piercing. All the material and equipment used for piercing, as well as the jewellery inserted, are of first quality and sterilised by the best methods used in medicine today. We only work with single-use needles and dermal punches that come in individual, sterile wrappings. The jewellery used for insertion is always made of the high-quality materials also used in surgery, that is to say medical alloys such as titanium and steel (e.g. surgical steel 316 LVM 1.4441). These bio-compatible materials are therefore perfectly adapted for use in body piercing and consequently only carry an infinitesimal risk of allergy or rejection.

Transparency

Everyone who comes to Red Light District for body piercing is given a form “Confidential File – Agreement and consent formalities” (The for mis available under: FAQ). The questions and statements contained in this document inform us on the current state of your health and your fitness for body piercing. This measure is principally intended for the safety and security of the customer and his piercer. The minimum age requirement for all types of body piercing is 18 years. Under that age, piercing can be carried out in the presence of parents. Otherwise an identity paper and a parental agreement, duly signed by one of the parents or a legal guardian, are required. Our “Parental authorisation” form can be downloaded from this site (See: FAQ) or obtained from our shop. Hand-written authorisations, duly signed, are also accepted.

Quality

It is perfectly natural to compare prices in order to pay less, but be careful! What is of the first importance is the high level of the service, the perfect mastery of the body piercing technique, the quality of the jewellery used and its adaptation to your personal morphology, the conditions of hygiene and, last but not least, the follow-up. Body piercing is not a trivial act and the risk of infection or rejection is always possible. That is why it is important to take no chances but to choose a respected piercer of long-standing experience. Red Light District has these qualities!

Our History

GET TO KNOW US A LITTLE BIT BETTER

Welcome to the site of Red Light District, the first Body Piercing Shop in Geneva. We opened here in 1995 and, since then, also in Nyon and in Antibes (France). Red Light District’s experienced piercers work with top quality equipment and guarantee proven sterilisation techniques and irreproachable hygiene conditions. Our concern when creating this site has been to make it a source of information and transparency. Come in – look around! And don’t hesitate to visit our shop. We are always at your disposal to give free, personalised advice. So come and find out more about the world of body piercing. Warm wishes, Your Needle Master, Richard Anex

  • 1994

    Opening and inauguration of the shop

  • 1999

    So 1999 was good! 2000 will be even better!!!

  • 2000

    We wish you a good and joyful millennium year!

  • 2002

    Alain Roze exhibition 19 June 2002 – “Les Mots Bleus”

  • 2005

    Our experience makes the difference

  • 2007

    Le Temps newspaper, 21 February 2007 – Quoi de neuf – Paillettes piercées

  • 2011

    The "Red Light's mobile"

  • 2012

    M Pokora - Red Light District, Nyon

  • 2013

    Richard Anex - R.L.D. Geneva and Thierry Municchi - R.L.D. Antibes

  • 2013

    New Showcase -"Yin Yang"

  • 2013

    Nabilla - Red Light District, Genva

  • 2015

    The Red Light's wheel

  • 2015

    Microchip implant: A new technology, exclusively found (for the Suisse Romande) at Red Light District, Geneva.

  • 2015

    The instalation of a blind for the greater comfort of our clients.

News

News from our shop

Dec
02
Gift voucher

Why not give someone (or get someone to give you!) a Red Light District gift voucher. These vouchers are obtainable for whatever amount you wish and can be exchanged for any of the items of jewellery...

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Dec
02
Inserting a diamond in a tooth

Inserting real diamonds with the cooperation of a dental surgeon is the best of techniques. Effectively, the diamonds inserted don’t fall out as the cheaper stones that are often glued to a tooth...

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Dec
02
Microchip implant

A new technology, exclusively found (for the Suisse Romande) at Red Light District, Geneva. For all information, please call the piercer.

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Dec
02
Discount card

At Red Light District, fidelity pays! The new discount card is available in our shop. Don’t hesitate to ask for it.

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Dec
02
!!!Credit and debit cards

!!!Our shops in Geneva and Nyon do not accept credit or debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro ,etc). However, there are cashpoints not far away where you can make withdrawals (see...

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Dec
02
The RLD's mug!

For just CHF 20,-- you can own a “J’aime RLD” mug. But, for purchases of CHF 150,-- and upwards, it is yours for free!

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Services

WE ONLY OFFER A FEW THINGS, BUT THOSE WE DO VERY, VERY WELL.

Advice

There are several types of body-piercing by which many areas of the body can be pierced. It should be understood that the skin and mucous membranes are barriers protecting the body from germs and foreign bodies. Body-piercing is an operation that deliberately breaks this barrier in order to introduce a foreign body. Following this "break", one can to observe more or less abundant bleeding, bruising, inflammatory symptoms (redness, swelling, sensitivity ...), but above all there is a risk of infection. Indeed, if you do not follow some essential rules, you run the risk of introducing bacteria or other germs that can slow healing, irritate the skin and even cause an infection! You are fully responsible for hygiene and care of the piercing(s) (even more so for intimate piercings)! We therefore urge you to follow the advice given by the piercer and the instructions given in the sheet "Care and Counsels" provided during your visit or available on the website (see: FAQ).

Follow-up

NEVER LISTEN TO OTHERS! We are all different, and each individual can react differently to a body-piercing. We ask you, therefore, to return regularly to see the piercer (free consultations) in order that he follow the evolution of the healing (if possible, once a week during the first month). In case of doubt, contact us immediately. That is what we are here for, and are entirely at your disposal! (See: Contact).

Technique

The body piercing technique using a needle or a dermal punch is in no way comparable with that using a gun. The gun doesn’t pierce – it tears the skin. It cannot be taken apart and cannot therefore be completely cleaned or sterilised. The holes made by a gun are rarely straight, remain painful for a long time and are slow to heal. To this day, there are no regulations concerning body piercing in Switzerland and each piercer will propose a method based on his own experience. Red Light District, being the pioneer of body piercing in Geneva, has 20 years of practical experience in the field. Not only because of our excellent knowledge and mastery of the body piercing technique, acquired and perfected over the years, but also because the system we use is particularly rapid and effective, the piercing that we carry out is practically painless.

Gallery

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  • Lobe

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    Lobe

    Piercing

  • Intimate piercing/nipple

    Piercing intime/téton

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    Intimate piercing/nipple

    Piercing

  • Navel

    Navel

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    Navel

    Piercing

    Navel piercing is generally carried out on the upper rim of the navel which acts as a support for the jewel which passes through it vertically. This is one of the most common piercings among young people and, in particular, girls. There are various derivatives and variations of navel piercing, one of which goes through the lower rim instead of the upper.Others consist of several jewels around the navel forming a triangle, for instance, or a kind of cross.

  • MDII - Madonna/Monroe/Mole

    MDII - Madonna/Monroe/Mole

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    MDII - Madonna/Monroe/Mole

    MDII

    Madonna/Monroe/Mole: The Madonna piercing is situated just above the upper lip, on one side. Le Madonna piercing is also named Monroe or Mole. MDII (MD2): Red Light District – the first Piercing Shop of Geneva – has invented an exclusive piercing method: the MDII, small and discrete, like a sequin sitting on the skin. There is a large demand for piercings with no visible “exit hole”. The MDII (pronounced MD2) is the answer, a gentle alternative to the Microdermal implant, a practice not available at Red Light District. What are the characteristics of the MDII? The MDII is not a Microdermal implant. No biopsy clip is used. The insertion of the MDII is carried out with the use of a very fine needle of 1mm in diameter. The piece of jewellery inserted is made of 18 carat gold (you can choose between yellow or white gold). The after-care required is very much reduced and there is practically no risk of rejection. The MDII can be placed almost anywhere on the body and its removal can be executed by the piercer painlessly, with no bleeding and without leaving any mark.

  • MDII - Eyebrow

    MDII - Eyebrow

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    MDII - Eyebrow

    MDII

    Eyebrow piercing is generally situated towards the end of the eyebrow. It is probably the most common piercing. (qui signifie "sourcil" en anglais). MDII (MD2): Red Light District – the first Piercing Shop of Geneva – has invented an exclusive piercing method: the MDII, small and discrete, like a sequin sitting on the skin. There is a large demand for piercings with no visible “exit hole”. The MDII (pronounced MD2) is the answer, a gentle alternative to the Microdermal implant, a practice not available at Red Light District. What are the characteristics of the MDII? The MDII is not a Microdermal implant. No biopsy clip is used. The insertion of the MDII is carried out with the use of a very fine needle of 1mm in diameter. The piece of jewellery inserted is made of 18 carat gold (you can choose between yellow or white gold). The after-care required is very much reduced and there is practically no risk of rejection. The MDII can be placed almost anywhere on the body and its removal can be executed by the piercer painlessly, with no bleeding and without leaving any mark.

  • Septum and Medusa/Philtrum

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    Septum and Medusa/Philtrum

    Piercing

    Septum: The septum is the name given to the cartilaginous tissue that separates the nostrils. In spite of what one may think, it is not the cartilage that is pierced, but just the soft skin at the base. Medusa/Philtrum: A piercing centred above the upper lip is generally known as a “Medusa”. The correct anatomical term, as used by professionals in the Anglo-saxon countries, is Philtrum. The general idea that people have about this piercing is that it causes loosening of the teeth and/or retraction of the gums. True and false. A badly-placed piercing, or one with a jewel that is too long will, in the end, cause these results. Come to see the piercer, and he will shorten the jewel for you. If the piercing is well carried out, and with a well-adapted jewel, these after-effects are not to be feared.

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    Tongue

    Piercing

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    Piercing

  • Skin Diver

    Skin Diver

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    Skin Diver

    Skin diver

  • Skin Diver - Neck

    Skin Diver - Neck

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    Skin Diver - Neck

    Skin diver

  • Skin Diver - Nape of the neck

    Skin Diver - Nape of the neck

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    Skin Diver - Nape of the neck

    Skin diver

  • Skin diver - Hand

    Skin diver - Hand

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    Skin diver - Hand

    Skin diver

  • Skin diver - Eyebrow

    Skin diver - Eyebrow

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    Skin diver - Eyebrow

    Skin diver

  • Surface piercing - Staple Barbell - Hand

    Surface piercing - Staple Barbell - Hand

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    Surface piercing - Staple Barbell - Hand

    Piercing

  • Surface piercing - Staple Barbell - Neck

    Surface piercing - Staple Barbell - Neck

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    Surface piercing - Staple Barbell - Neck

    Piercing

  • Piercing de surface - Agrafes - Hip

    Piercing de surface - Agrafes - Hip

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    Piercing de surface - Agrafes - Hip

    Piercing

  • Industrial/Scaffold

    Industrial/Scaffold

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    Industrial/Scaffold

    Piercing

Frequently Asked Questions

Our tariffs/Services supplied by Red Light District Body Piercing Shop

 

New body-piercing price list (in Swiss francs). All-inclusive: The piercing itself, the sterile material used, the medical jewellery, adapting the jewellery to your own size and requirements, and the follow-up of the healing process.

 

Ear:
Industrial/Scaffold: 80,- fr.
Helix/Pinna (Cartilage): 50.- fr.
Anti-Helix (Cartilage): 50.- fr.
Forward Helix (Cartilage): 50.- fr.
Rook (Internal cartilage): 70.- fr.
Snug (Internal cartilage): 70.- fr.
Daith (Internal cartilage): 70.- fr.
Conch (Internal cartilage): 70.- fr.Tragus: 60.- fr.
Anti-Tragus: 60.- fr.
Lobe: 40.- fr.

 

Face:
Eyebrow: 80.- fr.
Horizontal Bridge: 80.- fr.
Vertical Bridge: 80.- fr.
Nostril/Nose: 50.- fr.
Septum (Ring, Circular, U, Barbell): 80.- fr.
Monroe/Madonna: 80.- fr.
Medusa: 80.- fr.
Cheek: 80.- fr. (Both 150.- fr.)

 

Mouth:
Labret: 70.- fr.
Offbeat Labret: 70.- fr.
Vertical Labret: 70.- fr.
Smiley/Lip Frenulum: 70.- fr.
Marley/Tongue Web (Sublingual): 70.- fr.
Tongue: 70.- fr.

 

Body:
Stud: 80.- fr. (Both 150.- fr.)
Navel/Belly button (Preferably a Ring or then a Banana): 80.- fr.
Inverted Navel/Reverse Belly button: 80.- fr.
Surface (Custom staples): 90.- fr.
Genital men and woman: 100.- fr.

 

Miscellaneous:
Stretching: 5.- fr. (Free with the purchase of jewellery from Red Light)
Insertion and adaptation of jewel: 10.- fr. (Free with the purchase of jewellery from Red Light)
Skin-diver: 80.- fr.
Implant: 80.- fr.
MDII/MD2 (18k gold): 100.- fr.
Microchip implant: 150.- fr. (Exclusiveness of RLD Geneva)

"Care and Counsels" form

There are several types of body-piercing by which many areas of the body can be pierced. It should be understood that the skin and mucous membranes are barriers protecting the body from germs and foreign bodies. Body-piercing is an operation that deliberately breaks this barrier in order to introduce a foreign body. Following this "break", one can to observe more or less abundant bleeding, bruising, inflammatory symptoms (redness, swelling, sensitivity ...), but above all there is a risk of infection. Indeed, if you do not follow some essential rules, you run the risk of introducing bacteria or other germs that can slow healing, irritate the skin and even cause an infection! You are fully responsible for hygiene and care of the piercing(s) (even more so for intimate piercings)! We therefore urge you to follow the advice given by the piercer and the instructions given in the sheet "Care and Counsels" provided during your visit or available on the website (see: FAQ).

NEVER LISTEN TO OTHERS! We are all different, and each individual can react differently to a body-piercing. We ask you, therefore, to return regularly to see the piercer (free consultations) in order that he follow the evolution of the healing (if possible, once a week during the first month). In case of doubt, contact us immediately. That is what we are here for, and are entirely at your disposal! (See: Contact).

"Parental authorisation" form

The minimum age requirement for all types of body piercing is 18 years. Under that age, piercing can be carried out in the presence of parents. Otherwise an identity paper and a parental agreement, duly signed by one of the parents or a legal guardian, are required. Our “Parental authorisation” form can be downloaded from this site or obtained from our shop. Hand-written authorisations, duly signed, are also accepted.

"Confidential File - Agreement and consent formalities" form

Everyone who comes to Red Light District for body piercing is given a form “Confidential File – Agreement and consent formalities”. The questions and statements contained in this document inform us on the current state of your health and your fitness for body piercing. This measure is principally intended for the safety and security of the customer and his piercer.

The main railway station (Gare Cornavin) is the nearest stop for buses and trams. To find an itinerary, go to http://www.tpg.ch

Our shops in Geneva and Nyon do not accept credit or debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro, etc). However, there are cashpoints not far away where you can make withdrawals:

 

Geneva:

  • Raiffeisen, Rue du Mont-Blanc 19 (277 metres on foot, i.e. about 4 minutes),
  • Postomat, Centre Commercial des Cygnes, Rue de Lausanne 18-20 (310 metres on foot, i.e. about 4 minutes),
  • Banque Migros,Centre Commercial des Cygnes, Rue de Lausanne 18-20 (310 metres on foot, i.e. about 4 minutes),
  • Crédit Suisse, Rue de Lausanne 11-19 (323 metres on foot, i.e. about 4 minutes),
  • Banque Migros, Rue du Mont-Blanc 7 (321 metres on foot, i.e. about 5 minutes),
  • Crédit Agricole (Suisse) SA, Rue Chantepoiletm25 (374 metres on foot, i.e. about 5 minutes),
  • UBS SA, Place de Cornavin 12 (400 metres on foot, i.e. about 5 minutes),
  • Banque Cantonale de Genève, Place de la Navigation 10 (384 metres on foot, i.e. about 5 minutes),
  • Caixa Galicia, Rue du Mont-Blanc 14 (433 metres on foot, i.e. about 5 minutes).

 

Nyon:

  • Raiffeisen, Rue de Rive (241 metres on foot, i.e. about 3 minutes),
  • Caisse d’Epargne de Nyon, Rue St-Jean 11 (261 metres on foot, i.e. about 4 minutes),
  • Postomat, Place Bel-Air 5 (276 metres on foot, i.e. about 4 minutes),
  • Crédit Suisse, Place Bel-Air 9-11 (306 metres on foot, i.e. about 4 minutes),
  • Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, Rue Perdtemps 6 (385 metres on foot, i.e. about 6 minutes),
  • UBS SA, Rue de la Morâche 6 (506 metres on foot, i.e. about 7 minutes),
  • Banque Migros, Rue de la Morâche 6 (506 metres on foot, i.e. about 7 minutes).

Contact

All you need to know to find us

Our Shop

Rue de Berne 35
CH-1201 Geneva (GE)

Mailing:
P. O. Box 1022
CH-1211 Geneva 1 (GE)

Outside opening hours, phone us. It may well be that the piercer is free and able to receive you or to fix an appointment.

Opening Hours

MondayClosed
Tuesday12:00 to 14:00
16:00 to 19:00
Wednesday14:00 to 19:00
Thursday - Friday12:00 to 14:00
16:00 to 19:00
Saturday13:00 to 17:00
SundayClosed

Our Shop

Ruelle de la Poterne 8
CH-1260 Nyon (VD)

Opening Hours

MondayClosed
Tuesday12:30 to 18:30
Wednesday14:00 to 19:00
Thursday - Friday12:30 to 18:30
Saturday12:00 to 17:00
SundayClosed