Fans of piercings, rejoice because we stumbled upon an awesome pop-up that will change your life (and ears). Two Saudi bestfriends Reema Motib and Lamia Al-Eisa joined their love for body piercings and jewelry in 2017 and founded The Piercing Annex.
This traveling piercing studio has a fabulous mission and that is to fight the unglamorous stigma of piercing. The first of its kind in the Arab region, this pop-up concept houses a team of experts offering the safest piercing practices
“The moment we realized that women in the region needed to travel in order to receive professional piercings was the moment we realized there was a lack,” told Motib to Arab News.
“We managed to create an environment that’s luxurious but still intimidating and welcoming,” she added.
Arab women today don’t think twice before attending their next pop-up for their incomparable piercing services. Their professional team of piercers assists clients from A to Z, uses single-use needles, and provide them with after-care tips.
And that’s not all because the studio boasts an exceptional collection of high-end, hypoallergenic, and nickel-free body jewelry from leading designers in the industry. If you’re wondering why a piece of jewellery requires all the above, well it’s because fresh piercings need jewelry made from high quality metals for your ear or cartilage to properly heal. The Piercing Annex hand-picks unique body jewelry from renowned brands including Maria Tash, BVLA, Meenu, and others.
Their accessories showroom dedicates a special place for their awesome sister brand Lamb & Lu, which stands out with minimal pieces for everyday wear. The brand empowers understated design and hopes to bring back love to daily jewelry amongst Arab women.
Custom design services are also available - think of it as the perfect gift to yourself. The client sits down to jewelers, create their own piece from scratch, et voila!
“Khaleejis are more accepting of piercings than most of the rest of world,” Motib said. “What changed is designers getting creative and pushing the limits of what body jewelry can be. There’s more individuality and customization involved,” she added.
Follow the exciting world of the Piercing Annex on Instagram here. Safe piercing!