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. […]

Regional Stay at Home Ending

This post clarifies the announcements by the state of California and city of Long Beach regarding the reopening of body art studios.

Downsizing a Piercing and Upgrading the Jewelry

The services discussed in this post were provided when our staff was legally permitted to work. The image above features a Conch piercing done by New Flower’s Squeeze. It’s not often we pierce anything with rings in the modern world of body piercing. Especially Conch piercings, the initial ring needs to be significantly larger than […]

Body Piercing and Tattoo Studios in Long Beach Required to Close Again

Once again, COVID19 statistics have exceeded the established limits set by the state, county, and city health departments. As expected by most of us in the body art industry, we’ve been shut down again by the health department. At the time of this post*, on December 6, 2020, the new order to close seems to […]

California’s Updated COVID19 Guideline for Tattoo and Piercing

10/22/2020As a result of the state’s removal of the body art ban, Cal/OSHA has issued an update to the original guidelines for Expanded Personal Care services. This includes body art like piercing and tattooing. Cal/OSHA is the state agency that oversees worker safety in California. Please be aware that despite the state now allowing body […]

Tattooing and Body Piercing Reopening in California

10/20/20 The state of California’s weekly update to the COVID19 Map has finally reflected a change of status for body art. While still in the purple tier, LA County body piercers and tattooers are no longer prevented by the state from legally opening their doors. Be aware this doesn’t mean LA County studio’s are immediately […]

Constellation Piercings

Using the term “constellation” to refer to a set of piercings is not exactly new. Not too long ago the catch phrase “curated ear” was being used by piercing clients to describe custom piercing projects to accommodate the client’s unique anatomy. The thing is, this is normal practice for any piercer, we’ve always worked with […]

Body Art Education Alliance COVID19 Release

In October of 2019 the Body Art Education Alliance (BAEA) completed a massive project to overhaul the significantly outdated Body Art Model Code (BAMC). Established by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), the Alliance of Professional Tattooists (APT), and many other […]