John Johnson Body Piercing

John Johnson is a Professional Piercer and owner of New Flower Studio in Long Beach, California. John is also the current Vice President of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP).

byental asked: I've had my PA for two years now and am comfy at 2ga but looking for something a little and uniquely different to wear other than interchanging my CBB and curved barbell. Suggestions?

Hey thanks for your question.  If you already wear circular and curved barbells in your piercing you already have the most common and practical jewelry for 2g.  You might find a segment ring to be a good look, but you’ll need a tool to get it in and out, just like a captive ring.  However the seams in a ring like that may be irritating.  Thanks again.  Good luck.  John

Piercings by John Johnson at New Flower Studio in Long Beach, CA. 

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Anonymous asked: Hi, I ( stupidly) pierced my friends cartilage (ear) around 2 months ago and she has kept it very clean and i pierced it hygienically, she now has a cyst kind of pimple on it , what is it and how can she get rid of it, its urgent!

Hi there.  Thanks for messaging.  There can be a few different reasons a piercing may have a problem like this.  Keeping it clean or not is not likely to be the cause.  The odds are there’s too much friction from the jewelry moving, or pressure from jewelry that is too small.  Little bumps like this often don’t appear for 8-12 weeks.  The best thing your friend can do is visit a professional piercer.  You may find someone close at the APP website, http://www.safepiercing.org/locate-a-member.  I’d like to suggest in future leaving piercing services to professionals, for your safety as well as your friends.  Thanks again.  John Johnson

Anonymous asked: hey! So I got a ear piercing around the area where lobe turns to cartilage and its one of the thickest spots on my outer ear. Ive had it for 4 months. It was pierced with a neometal labret with a flat back. It never quite healed and recently formed a friction cyst, that was filled with puss. I went to my piercer and he said to put crushed asprin paste on it until the bump went away. It didn't work so I changed it out for a curved barbell and now its better. Did I do the right thing?

Hi there,  If your piercing is healthy now, I have to say yes, you did the right thing.  The goal for any piercing is to get it to heal well and stay that way.  There are many options and possibilities for jewelry, aftercare, and troubleshooting and it can sometimes be a challenge to find something that works perfectly for an individual client.  I have to say that we don’t usually suggest aspirin quite so soon and curved barbells are an unusual choice for this type of piercing. But if your piercing is doing well that’s what matters.  Sincerely, John Johnson

newflowerstudio:

Caroline upgraded her septum piercing today with this petty clicker by Venus.

newflowerstudio:

Caroline upgraded her septum piercing today with this petty clicker by Venus.

Association of Professional Piercers response to cheek piercing incident in The UK

safepiercing:

The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) is aware of a piercing incident reported on February 24, 2014 in the lifestyle/health section of the Birminghammail.co.uk website.  A Birmingham, UK resident visited a local tattoo and piercing studio for a pair of cheek piercings and reportedly lost four pints of blood in about 5 days. The article states an artery was ruptured and required surgeons to cauterize the wound. It is important to know bleeding and swelling are among the most common symptoms of a fresh piercing, and some piercings may take several months to appear healed. A small amount of bleeding is normal with any piercing and not usually considered life-threatening or a cause for alarm.

Some health conditions and medications may influence the amount of bleeding a piercee may have. This particular client’s situation required medical attention and we hope she recovers quickly. Cheek piercings have special anatomical considerations and elevated risk which is evident in this client’s experience. Further, the use of a light is not always effective for mapping blood vessels in such thick tissue.

The APP encourages piercees to educate themselves with what to look for when choosing a studio to ensure the piercer is properly trained and experienced for the piercing they desire, offers jewelry made of an appropriate material and finish, and performs piercings in a safe and aseptic manner.  To learn more about picking a piercer and appropriate jewelry standards for initial piercings please visit the APP’s website, SafePiercing.org.

The Association of Professional Piercers is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, health care professionals, legislators, and the general public.

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Association of Professional Piercers response to cheek piercing incident in The UK

safepiercing:

The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) is aware of a piercing incident reported on February 24, 2014 in the lifestyle/health section of the Birminghammail.co.uk website.  A Birmingham, UK resident visited a local tattoo and piercing studio for a pair of cheek piercings and reportedly lost four pints of blood in about 5 days. The article states an artery was ruptured and required surgeons to cauterize the wound. It’s important to know bleeding and swelling are among the most common symptoms of a fresh piercing, and some piercings may take several months to appear healed. A small amount of bleeding is normal with any piercing and not usually considered life-threatening or a cause for alarm.

Also, some health conditions and medications may influence the amount of bleeding a piercee me have.
This particular client’s situation required medical attention and we hope she recovers quickly. Cheek piercings have special anatomical considerations and elevated risk which is evident in this client’s experience. Further, the use of a light is not always effective for mapping blood vessels in such thick tissue.

The APP encourages piercees to educate themselves with what to look for when choosing a studio to ensure the piercer is properly trained and experienced for the piercing they desire, offers jewelry made of an appropriate material and finish, and performs piercings in a safe and aseptic manner.  To learn more about picking a piercer and appropriate jewelry standards for initial piercings please visit the APP’s website, SafePiercing.org.

The Association of Professional Piercers is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, health care professionals, legislators, and the general public.

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Tragus piercing by John using Neometal gold. 

Tragus piercing by John using Neometal gold. 

newflowerstudio:

Body Piercer Kenny Crespo did this set of Conch piercings in Long Beach at New Flower Studio.  See his Portfolio at KennyCrespo.com to see more of his work.  Visit NewFlowerStudio.com to make an appointment with him.

newflowerstudio:

Body Piercer Kenny Crespo did this set of Conch piercings in Long Beach at New Flower Studio.  See his Portfolio at KennyCrespo.com to see more of his work.  Visit NewFlowerStudio.com to make an appointment with him.