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.

Body Piercing and Tattoo Reopening Date is Set for Long Beach Studios

On Tuesday, October 20th, the state of California allowed body art services like piercing and tattooing to resume in the remaining counties where these services were still prohibited. Once the state made this decision, the city of Long Beach decided to wait until Los Angeles County’s health department made an announcement about reopening before they […]

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 […]

100 Days of Being Closed

If all goes well, we’ll limit the number of days without business to 102. The city has approved body art studios like tattoo and piercing to reopen in Long Beach on Friday, June 26th. This means many studios are busy at this time reorienting themselves to operate in a new world full of COVID19 considerations. […]

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In October of 2019 the Body Art Education Alliance (BAEA) completed a massive project to overhaul the significantly outdated Body Art Model Code (BAMC).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 […]

COVID19 Body Art Studio Guidelines for California (CAL OSHA)

The state of California has finally established a date for piercing (and tattoo) studios to reopen. It’s contingent on the individual counties to approve body art for resuming (for us the city of Long Beach), but Friday, June 19th is the earliest date anyone should be offering services like tattooing and body piercing in our […]

Defining Recovery

Things are surely changing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The world’s finances and social customs are being stressed. Many people are currently without their standard income and when the inevitable return to work arrives, some won’t have a job to return to, and many will have debt they never prepared for. Here are […]