John Johnson Body Piercing

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

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.  I don’t know how old this message is.  I hope it’s not been sitting unanswered for too long.  There are several different things than cause piercing problems and it’s important your friend visits a good professional.  I suggest starting at safepiercing.org.  there’s a members locator function that might help.  Until she can be evaluated I suggest using sea salt soaks as recommended by most piercers.  You can find the instructions on our website http://www.newflowerstudio.com/piercing-aftercare.php.  Keep me updated on your progress.  Sincerely.  John Johnson

quicktothebatmobile asked: JOHN JOHNSON! Does he actually run this blog?

Yes, I handle all social media for New Flower Studio and myself.  Do you need a piercing?

Healed nostril piercings by John Johnson at New Flower Studio.  Yellow gold nostril nails by Body Gems.  We’re celebrating the 2014 Gold Rush. 

Healed nostril piercings by John Johnson at New Flower Studio.  Yellow gold nostril nails by Body Gems.  We’re celebrating the 2014 Gold Rush. 

zahiily asked: Hey i have a tragus piercing and i think is infected and i dont know what to do :( can you help me ??

Hi Zahiily.  Thanks for messaging me.  I’ll do my best to help you, but it’s best if you visit a professional piercer at their studio.  If you live near Long Beach, CA you can come in anytime.  Or you can look for someone close to you at http://www.safepiercing.org/locate-a-member/searchable-member-database/.  If your piercing is fresh it would be normal to have certain symptoms like swelling, discomfort, or small amounts of bleeding.  There can also be a lot of reasons for a piercing to be healing poorly like low quality jewelry, inadequate placement, or overuse of cleaning products.  It will be hard to troubleshoot your issue without seeing you, so I do suggest finding a reputable piercer near you.  If you haven’t, let the person who did your piercing know you’re having concerns.  You can email me pictures directly to info@newflowerstudio.com or use Skype, New_Flower_Studio.  Thanks again.  John

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

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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.