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 […]

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 […]

Rest in Piece Dave Kelso

It seems too soon to restart the grieving process, but we must. On January 7th, 2022 the body piercing community lost yet another of its beloved members. Dave Kelso from Evolved Body Arts in Columbus passed away leaving us all shocked and saddened. Dave was a member of the Association of Professional Piercers volunteer staff […]

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 […]

2022 Horoscope for Body Piercing

New Flower Studio body piercing in Long Beach, California produces a monthly newsletter with thousands of subscribers. Each month we deliver content regarding what’s happening in our studio, our industry, and our community. If you love reading about constellation piercings, migraine relief, piercing bumps, and all new piercing trends, our email is something you’ll love. […]

Rest in Peace Alicia Cardenas

We must once again make the unfortunate announcement of the passing of one of our industry family members. Alicia Cardenas, owner of Sol Tribe, was one of the victims, along with studio manager Alyssa Maldonado, of the December 27th mass shooting in Denver. Alyssa’s husband James Maldonado was also shot, but survived. Many of the […]

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 […]

Can I Wear a Mask with Ear Piercings?

During the nearly eight months of being closed we received countless emails from people having piercing issues, almost all of the nose and mouth, and almost all seemingly a result of masks. The combination of the long hours we wear masks throughout each day and the number of times we may be removing and replacing […]

Fake Face Mask Exemption

This image is now floating around the internet. You’ll have no shortage of search results if you go looking for information on these fake mask exemption cards. If you’re a business owner and see one of these, we encourage you to not reward such bad behavior. IN our studio anyone asking for a medical exemption […]

Reopened for Body Piercing in Long Beach!

After 102 days we’ve finally gotten back to our art, body piercing. You’re probably aware of the new operating protocols body art studios like ours have. If not, click here. We’ve spoken to many piercers around the country in the last month to hear their reopening stories. Piercers are reporting lots of issues getting their […]