S: Body Piercing 2003-2006
1: This is the 2003-2006 piercing portfolio for John Johnson. Please look and enjoy. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask!
3: To the left, John Johnson sits between piercers Kent Fazekas and Myra Shultz at Body Accents in Indianapolis, IN. John got his start working the counter in this legendary studio. Sky Renfro from Professional Piercing Information Systems is on the right.
4: This is a copy of John's contract with the Association of Professional Piercers, (APP). Minimum safety standards are required for membership. On the right is a couple surface bars below the collar bone. These can be difficult to heal and temporary for many clients.
6: Tongue piercings can result in damage to teeth and gums. Clients should downsize the length of their barbell in 10-14 days from the original piercing.
7: These two ear cartilage piercings are positioned to allow the client to wear a single barbell spanning both points, (Industrial).
8: This barbell is coiled, giving it the look of a ring.
9: Curved barbells are a great option in eyebrow piercings. These piercings can be hard to heal sometimes and the curved barbell fits the contour of the anatomy better than a ring.
10: Straight barbells are perfect for ear cartilage piercings and ideal for clients familiar with the look of ear piercing "studs." Titanium can be used for different colors of and gems can be added for style.
11: The tongue is two separate muscles. Tongue piercings are usually placed in the soft connective tissue between them. Two piercings placed like this will result in more swelling and a slower healing time. The risk of dental damage is higher and downsizing the length of the barbells is crucial.
12: John Johnson in San Francisco. June, 1997.
14: Her three piercings were done in two sessions.
15: Sunrise at 10,000 feet on Mt. Haleakala. Maui, HI.
16: She's wearing a stainless steel barbell in her lip piercing. | He's wearing a stainless steel ring in his nostril piercing.
17: Piercing can be a bonding experience for people.
21: John is co-host of The Bod Mod Show podcast. www.BodModShow.com
24: Vertical Lip and Rook Piercings.
25: Surface piercings like these are hard for many clients to wear long-term.
28: Curved barbells with dangling gems and charms are popular for navel piercings, but not practical for a piercing that's still healing.
31: The lip piercing pictured has a stainless steel captive bead ring, the double eyebrow has two D-rings, the rook and surface piercings each feature internally threaded barbells.
32: These two nostril piercings show both basic options, nostril screws and rings.
33: Double gemmed curved barbells are the most common jewelry option for navel piercings.
35: She's wearing both a captive bead ring and a barbell in her two lip piercings.
36: Labret, lip, and cheek piercings are done with barbells that have a flat disk on the inside to fit comfortably.
37: Above, John Johnson performs a surface piercing on a client's arm.
39: The anti-tragus piercing below has a curved barbell. | The tragus piercing above features a D-ring.
40: There's a niobium septum retainer in the left picture and a glass color front plug in the picture above.
41: The conch piercing below features a straight barbell. Gems are a popular addition to this type of jewelry. | The client pictured above is wearing captive bead rings in her conch and forward helix piercings.
42: Like all other initial piercings, lip piercings need jewelry that will allow for swelling and natural movement of the body. | Captive bead rings are a popular option for ear lobe and lip piercings because the cost is lower than barbells. Steel, titanium, and niobium are all common materials for rings.
43: The arm above has a surface anchor. A small base sits under the skin. These are easier to heal than surface bars, but can still be difficult and temporary. | The arm below has two surface bars. A shaft runs vertically under the skin from disk to disk on each side.
45: John has played in punk bands and toured the U.S. since 1988. The photo on the left was taken in Texas. | The photo on the right was taken in San Francisco.
46: Forward helix with a captive bead ring. The lip piercings to the right feature black niobium rings. | Beauty-mark piercing with a gem. | Lip piercing with a gem.
48: Double conch with captive bead rings. | Rook with a captive bead ring.
49: The conch above has a stainless steel ring. | Rings like the niobium one in the navel below, are only suitable after several months of healing. Navels are pierced initially with curved barbells.
50: Helix and ear lobe. | Rook
51: John stands at the jewelry counter. | In 2001 John visited Jamaica.
54: Play piercing is done with multiple hypodermic needles.
55: Play piercing is temporary. Clients usually only wear the needles for a few minutes.
56: Many people want play piercing for fun and the experience.
57: Bleeding is part of the "fun" for some.
58: John Johnson is a member of the APP and invites you to become a patron sponsor at www.SafePiercing.org.
59: This has been John Johnson's 2003-2006 portfolio. Look through the others for more images and information.