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).

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.

off-to-austria asked: Hey i was just wondering weather or not you can get your rook and auricle pierced with a ring or not and whether i'd be able to purchase some jewelry from you?

Hi, thanks for your question.  Are we doing the piercing for you?  Different piercers may give you different jewelry options for certain piercings.  We’re happy to pierce the outer rim of the ear with a ring for you.  If we’re sending you jewelry through the mail you’ll need to be confident of the gauge and diameter you ask for.  It’s often better to purchase jewelry from your piercer.  Thanks again.  John

daisyimploded asked: Hey i was just wondering where you get all your beautiful jewelry and where i'd be able to buy it online ( the flower threaded end's especially!), i live in Australia and Austria if this helps and am very keen to get my hands on some!

Hi, thanks for your message.  The jewelry designers we purchase from don’t do any retail sales.  The flowers we usually use are from Anatometal and sometimes Industrial Strength.  The best way to purchase quality jewelry is always going to be in a studio where you know the material, size, and gauge meet your needs.  Some studios, like ours, do shipping when someone wants to make a purchase.  We’ve learned the hard way just how expensive shipping can be outside the U.S.  You can contact APP member Joeltron who lives in Australia. 

JOELTRON
02-80-337278
1/77 William St Darlinghurst NSW Australia 2010

yo@JOELTRON.com
firstblood.com.au

Hopefully he can help you out.  Let me know what you decide and how things go.  Thanks again for your message.  John