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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

  • 2005

    Our experience makes the difference

  • 2013

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

  • 2016

    Thank your for your fidelity - Yours faithfully - Richard

  • Present

    !!!Already 25 years!!!

News

News from our shop

Aug
28
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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Aug
28
!!!Credit and debit cards

!!!Our shop in Geneva does 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 FAQ...

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Jun
01
Summer holidays

HOLIDAYS The piercer will be on holiday from the 08.08.2020 until the 17.08.2020. The shop will be closed during this period. It will reopen on 18.08.2020. Thanks.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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    Septum and Medusa/Philtrum

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    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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  • Skin Diver - Neck

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    Skin Diver - Neck

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  • Skin Diver - Nape of the neck

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    Skin Diver - Nape of the neck

    Skin diver

  • Skin diver - Hand

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    Skin diver - Hand

    Skin diver

  • Skin diver - Eyebrow

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  • Surface piercing - Staple Barbell - Hand

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    Surface piercing - Staple Barbell - Neck

    Piercing

  • Piercing de surface - Agrafes - Hip

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    Piercing de surface - Agrafes - Hip

    Piercing

  • Industrial/Scaffold

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    Industrial/Scaffold

    Piercing

  • Vertical lip

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    Vertical lip

    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. (Both 70.- 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 of jewel: 10.- fr. (Free with the purchase of jewellery from Red Light)
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)

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).

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

"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.

"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.

"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).

Questions concerning privacy?

 

 

Confidentiality

 

Personal data protection policy

During our collaboration, you are required to give us your personal data. We thank you for your trust and wish to inform you herewith of your rights and also about the use that will be made of your data.

 

Responsibility for data processing

This privacy statement is valid for RED LIGHT DISTRICT, Rue de Berne 35, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Questions concerning privacy

For all questions concerning your personal data, you can contact us as follows:

Richard.anex@gmail.com or RED LIGHT DISTRICT, Rue de Berne 35, P.O. Box 1022,

1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland.

 

Your Rights

You can at any time exercise your right to enter, rectify, oppose or suppress the information concerning your personal data, which is processed by RED LIGHT DISTRICT, Geneva, Switzerland as part of its overall activity or individual measures. In this regard, we would ask you to use the contact details given above.

If the data is required for the performance of a contract or for the performance of pre-contractual measures, early deletion of the data is only possible if this does not contravene contractual or legal obligations.

 

General points concerning the data processing

The protection of your data matters to us. We respect your private sphere and we undertake that your data will be processed in compliance with the laws in force, whether you have entrusted them to us by electronic means, post, telephone or verbally. In principal, we deal with personal data only when this is necessary for the services that you wish to receive from us as prospect or client.

 

Data processing is in any case only carried out within the framework of legal regulations. RED LIGHT DISTRICT, Geneva, Switzerland is subject to Swiss law. This is equally valid concerning data protection. Our services are exclusively intended for people in Switzerland. For that reason, European Union laws and, in particular, general regulations on data protection, do not apply.

The aim of this protection policy is to inform you exhaustively of the way your data is processed. If you give us anyone else’s personal data (e.g. that of mother, father or legal guardian, in the context of a parental authorisation), please make sure that it is correct, that the people concerned have read this protection policy, and that they have authorised the transmission of their data to RED LIGHT DISTRICT, Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Processing of personal data

The processing of personal data means in particular the following operations:

 

  • •    Archiving
  • •    Registration
  • •    Administration
  • •    Use
  • •    Suppression

 

The details that we process are those indicated on our forms (such as the confidential file and parental authorisation) or those given to us manually during visits that you have made to us. They are, for example, the following items:

 

  • •    Last name and first name
  • •    Personal address
  • •    Date of birth
  • •    Parent or legal guardian also linked to RED LIGHT DISTRICT, Geneva, Switzerland
  • •    Email address
  • •    Telephone number(s)
  • •    Type(s) of piercing and/or location(s)
  • •    General state of health, previous history
  • •    Contractual data

 

Uses we have for your personal data

We use your personal data principally for the reasons given when we take this data, e.g. for improving/adapting the offer/service, assessing the aptitude for piercing, recommending targeted products (for security reasons), or obtaining parental authorisation for an operation.

We do not use your data for marketing, nor do we use it for commercial prospecting by email.

 

Recipients of personal data

We may transmit your data to third parties should this prove to be necessary for the reasons cited in this protection policy, e.g. to use technical or organizational services required for the achievement of the aforementioned purposes or for our other commercial activities. This may include the transmission of data to other countries.

 

We may transmit your data to third parties of confidence, including – but not only – the following:

 

  • •    Ourselves, for the processing of your requests or your orders, and the management of client relationship.
  • •    Third parties to whom we entrust administrative and accounting work
  • •    our payment or payment security providers, our delivery providers, our business partners/commercial relations

 

for the reasons listed in this policy and in as much as it would appear to be necessary. In cases where this is required by law, your consent is obtained or a possibility of refusal is given to you before any data transmission is made.

 

We may also have to use your data to meet our legal and/or regulatory obligations, where applicable (transmission of your personal data to courts, prosecution authorities, supervisory and government authorities as well as enforcement authorities).

 

Duration of the retention of personal data

The personal data of the data subjects are deleted as soon as the purpose of the backup/archiving lapses.

 

Tracking and other technologies related to the use of our website

Our website does not use cookies or similar techniques, which would enable us to identify your browser or device. While visiting our website, you will not be called upon to give us any personal data.

 

Secure data transmission

All employees of RED LIGHT DISTRICT, Geneva, Switzerland who handle your data undertake to respect its protection.

The data collected is used only to improve the offer. Any other use is excluded.

 

Use of social media plugins

On our website, we also use social media plugins such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram. They are all visible (generally through the corresponding icons). We have configured these items to be disabled by default. If you activate them (by clicking on the icon), the operators of the various social networks can register your presence on our website as well as the pages you visit and use this information for their purposes. The processing of your personal data is then the responsibility of the operator, in accordance with the latter's privacy statements. We do not receive from them any data about you.

 

Modifications

We may adapt this privacy statement at any time without notice. The current version published on our website is binding.

 

Red Light District

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)

!New opening hours due to Covid-19!
In case of affluence, the store will remain open a little longer.
Do not hesitate to call us.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday12:30 to 18:30
Saturday13:00 to 17:00
SundayClosed