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Is it Time to Upgrade?    

by John Johnson
New flower has had a wonderful year so far. New customers, new piercings, and new jewelry! Even if you haven’t considered or come in for your new piercings for 2016, don’t forget about upgrading your current jewelry and downsizing jewelry that may be unnecessarily big.

Gold rings in a nostril.

Gold rings in a nostril.

Successful healing is the goal with any piercing and we help achieve that by providing information on things like average healing times and aftercare. Proper jewelry style, fit, and material will also contribute to the success of a piercing. Don’t forget, the jewelry you begin with isn’t always best for long term wear in a healed piercing. We generally recommend waiting three months before changing out your initial jewelry so visit us again to check out your new options if you’re piercings are ready for something new.

princess navel

Maybe you love the jewelry you were initially pierced with and don’t need or want to change. If it looks great and feels comfortable there’s probably no actual need to change anything.  But for some piercings, like oral piercings, we suggest downsizing the barbell in as little as two weeks when most of the swelling has gone down allowing us to install a properly fitting piece for long term wear. By doing so you are minimizing the risk of possible damage to your teeth and gums. We carry a wide selection of sizes and offer stainless steel as well as titanium barbells and beads in any size you’ll need.  We also carry yellow, rose, and white gold for many piercings. If you’re one of our clients considering an upgrade to your nostril piercing with gold we’re likely to have something you’ll love. If you have a happy and healthy piercing and you’re at or passed the three month point stop by. Our inventory is constantly changing and you’ll always see something new.

John Johnson
John Johnson is a professional body piercer at New Flower Studio and a resident of Long Beach, CA. He's also a Red Cross instructor and authorized OSHA trainer. He manages the online curriculum for the Association of Professional Piercers and is a member of AFDO.
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