Here for a Cocktail—And Three Holes In My Head

Piercing pop-ups: the new photo booth? Holiday parties, wellness retreats, fashion parties and even baby showers are adding a new enticement for guests: ear-piercing bars.

Though most of the guests at L.A. jewelry company The Last Line’s opening party in downtown Manhattan were magazine editors and social media influencers, many decided against arriving fashionably late.

Within minutes of the party’s 6 p.m. start time, attendees were packed onto a shiny ombré couch in the back of the pop-up, filling out patient information forms and leaning against pillows embroidered with phrases like “Home is where the diamonds are.” Their names were first on a growing list to sit in a gold glitter Eames...

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