Covid 19

Covid-19 Pandemic Considerations

We at New Flower Studio care about our clients, staff, and the communities we all live and work in. We ask you to read through this page closely.

The city and state’s health agencies have created protocols for everyone’s safety regarding body art. Our studio has implemented measures that meet orders from both of these agencies. We’re also paying close attention to the Association of Professional Piercers as protocols for body piercing evolve during the current pandemic.

We’re grateful for your cooperation with the new way we provide services. The health and safety of everyone is important to us. This includes the health and safety of our staff. We promise to operate the safest possible studio. In return, we ask that our clients respect the new way we are operating.

Once you arrive at our studio for your appointment fill out the necessary forms online before calling us, 562-363-5003. Please do not fill these out in advance of your appointment.

Everyone now fills out the COVID-19 Agreement. Please do not fill this out before the day of your appointment.

To be pierced you’ll need to fill out the form below. For other services that don’t include a new piercing, only the COVID19 agreement above is required. Please do not fill this out before the day of your piercing appointment.

To shorten the amount of time clients spend in our studio, we ask that you please review our aftercare suggestions below before arriving.
The links below will open our written aftercare suggestions in a Word doc, PDF, and video formats.

You will find a link to scheduling at the bottom of this section.

Our studio already maintains an Exposure Control Plan as required by OSHA and an Infection Control and Prevention Plan as required by the state health code. We now have COVID19 worksite plans as required by the state of California and the body art orders by the city of Long Beach.

Below is a list of additional engineering and environmental controls we’ve implemented in addition to our advanced standard operating procedures. This list will be amended as necessary.

  • The city and state are currently not allowing nose and oral piercing services. We will not be offering any sales or services for the nose or mouth. Please do not try and schedule an appointment for this disguised as a different service. We are making no exceptions.
  • Digital forms are now used through the website.
  • We now use a germicidal UV lamp capable of disinfecting air and surfaces.
  • We prevented our hand washing water from remaining stagnant during the closure to avoid the growth of legionella bacteria in our pipes. We also drained our autoclaves during the shutdown to avoid the growth of bacteria.
  • We’ve reduced our seating to a single chair in the showroom since we’re only allowing a single guest at a time. This chair has been covered with a plastic barrier that is disinfected between clients.
  • We maintain laboratory spore test results for our autoclaves. These are necessary to monitor the effectiveness of these machines. Before reopening our spore tests confirmed they’re operational.
  • We will follow the D.C.P. -Distance, Clean, and Protect plan as established by the Association of Professional Piercers.
  • We’ve rearranged furniture in our studio to accommodate social distancing.
  • We will follow all local requirements and guidelines.
  • We promise to be aware of current information as it’s made available.
  • Our staff has updated their work practice controls and are utilizing new technology to manage the risk of Covid-19. All staff members have received training and agreed to compliance. 
  • We will limit the number of staff on duty at all times relative to the ability to maintain a minimum distance.
  • We will work safely, but swiftly, to minimize the amount of time customers are in the studio.
  • We will be alternating rooms for services allowing disinfection and ventilation protocols to be as effective as possible.
  • We will limit the access to the studio to only those people needing or seeking services and have an appointment. There will be no additional guests. One visitor per appointment.
  • We will temporarily shift to an appointment only basis for all services and all visits. This is non-negotiable. Visits need to be scheduled on this website.
  • We will offer video conferencing consultations as alternatives to in-store visits.
  • We will take and record the temperature of staff members at the beginning of each shift.
  • We will take and record the temperature of each visitor as they enter the studio using a no-contact thermometer.
  • We will deny entrance to all visitors and staff members with a temperature of 100.4°F/40°C or higher, a cough, sneeze, sore throat, or other general symptoms of illness.
  • We will require all staff members and visitors to wear nose/mouth protection (masks) in the studio. This is non-negotiable.
  • When in the piercing room with clients, staff will wear an additional plastic face shield.
  • All surfaces used during visitor interactions will be disinfected before and after each visit. This includes, but is not limited to the restroom and front desk.
  • We’ve installed a Plexiglass barrier at the front desk to distance our front end staff member and visitors.
  • Hand hygiene will be performed by staff between PPE changes after each visitor interaction. 
  • All jewelry handled by visitors, but not purchased, will be disinfected before being placed back into storage or display.
  • We have placed marks on the floor to indicate the distance that should be maintained.
  • Visitors to the studio will be required to do hand sanitizing upon entering.
  • Front end staff will wear disposable gloves when necessary during client interactions and replace them, at a minimum, after each interaction. 
  • Additional HEPA filters have been installed in the piercing rooms and the showroom. This is an increase from one to four. We now have air filtration that exceeds studio’s square footage and not just our decontamination area.
  • Doors will be opened for ventilation periodically throughout the workday according to CDC guidelines.
  • We will remove unnecessary objects like reading materials and other items that may be touched by others and which are not easily disinfected.
  • Touchless payments will be available and encouraged.

We appreciate your patience while we, and other businesses, figure out how to do what’s best for customers and staff. Please remember our own safety is important to us and we’re kindly asking for our client’s cooperation. The above list will be updated as necessary.

Please remember that when booking an appointment you’re agreeing to all new protocols in our studio. We are now operating very differently.