LONG BEACH- (562) 363-5003 / 1180 N. Studebaker Rd. #G, Long Beach, CA 90815 Piercing Services are from 11am to 7pm each day except for holidays. Please scroll down for information for our Torrance services.

This is Why Body Piercing is so Popular

Body piecing studios and jewelry designers haven’t been this busy since the 1990’s. Professional piercing studios are increasing in number every year and the Association of Professional Piercers has more members than ever before. We’ve all heard the expression “simplest answer is usually the correct answer.” If we’re asking why piercing studios are so busy we would likely think it’s because piercing is just more socially acceptable than ever before. That may be true and is definitely the simplest answer.

But what if there’s more to it? Body jewelry, for example, is far more sophisticated now than it’s ever been. Once upon a time, jewelry was relatively plain stainless steel and the addition of a stone or crystal was an upgrade. The average piece was bulkier and more masculine looking than today. At that time, using titanium rather than steel was a big deal and if you were buying gold… that was an incredible day for the studio. By today’s standards, gold is the norm. Gold can be fashioned into beautiful body jewelry easier than harder metals like steel, niobium, and titanium. If you’re wearing jewelry that simply looks pretty your odds of wearing it at work, school, and around family are probably better. People like to see nice looking things.

Another possible reason we should consider. The parents of today’s college age kids either had piercings in the 1990’s or had friends who did. They’re going to be less shocked by their child having a nostril piercing and possibly even supportive. If they were exposed to body piercing twenty or more years ago they’re not unfamiliar with piercing and probably know better than to rely on an ear piercing gun even for simple ear piercings. At New Flower Studio in Long Beach it’s not uncommon to have mom or dad buying jewelry for their child.

If you’ve never been to our studio we invite you to visit. Our showroom has beautiful jewelry and our staff is easy to talk to. We can easily answer all your questions and when you’re ready to be pierced or replace your old jewelry we can make that easy too.

John Johnson
John Johnson is a professional body piercer at New Flower Studio in 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 ASTM International.