Pantone Announces the 2023 Color of the Year

Body piercers, and nearly everyone else on earth who works in some form of the visual arts, such as clothing designers in the fashion industry and graphic designers, arrange their work around the Pantone Color Institute’s selected “color of the year.” To clarify what we mean, Pantone selects a color (color of the year) their […]

Holiday Shopping Guide for Body Jewelry

Body jewelry shopping for the holidays? Piercing studios see an increase in body jewelry sales around the time of gift giving holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s day. Of course professional piercings studios sell jewelry everyday, but in this article we’re referring specifically to the body jewelry one person buys as a gift for someone else. […]

John Johnson presents at NEHA 2022

Shortly after the Association of Professional Piercers‘ 2022 conference in Las Vegas, APP member John Johnson traveled to Spokane, Washington to represent the association’s Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee (LRAC) at the annual education conference hosted by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). APP members Matt Bavougian, Steve Joyner, and John Johnson each have positions […]

Bedside Manner Definition

Bedside Manner, what is this? The industry you’re in might determine how you define this. When searched for on Google, all ten results on the first page were for the medical/healthcare environment. Each definition Google provided included references only to doctors, nurses, patients, and healthcare providers. For example, Merriam-Webster.com result reads “the manner that a […]

10 Years of Piercing in Long Beach

As we celebrate 10 years of piercing in Long Beach, California, we really celebrate this piercing journey that we’re on with so many wonderful people who have shared time and space with us. Below is only a small sample of images of the many people who’ve contributed to New Flower and some early images of […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Body Piercing

Here are a few important things to know about visiting our piercing studio in Long Beach, California. We appreciate your interest in piercing and our studio. We do not piercing minors. We are 18+ only. We are strongly encouraging appointments scheduled online. This includes all sales and services. If you wish to buy a piece of jewelry […]

Body Piercing Safety

Safety is important in body piercing. We comply with OSHA standards to protect our staff and local environmental health regulations to protect you. Many piercing studios and piercers work differently so your experiences will vary as you get pierced at other places. However, there are some common precautions all studios should implement. Below is a […]

End of the Year Body Piercing Studio Review

Once we have our company meeting at the end of the year we always share details we think you might find interesting. The top three services we performed in 2021 were nostril, ear cartilage, and ear lobes, in that order. These have been the top three services for a few years now with the only […]

Long Beach Health Order Update for Body Art

It’s been a week, but we’re happy to finally announce that body piercing services under the mask are now permitted in Long Beach. This means we can finally offer nose piercings and install new jewelry under the mask. Many local studios violated the health order without consequence and we’re grateful for your understanding and patience. […]

Online Body Jewelry

We’ve blogged before about body jewelry found on websites like Amazon, Etsy, and Ebay before. In fact, there’s too many online body jewelry sellers than we can count. Shopping online is never without some risk. With body jewelry we need to be prepared for low quality materials and craftsmanship in addition to buying the proper […]