Johnny Jackson | Owner, Designer, Artist
Biolab Piercing Studio
Q: Why did you start your business?
A: Houston hasn't had a stand alone piercing studio since the 90's, if you wanted a piercing you went to the local tattoo shop and walk into the back room to get pierced.
I wanted to create an environment that was dedicated to just piercing alone. It worked! Many of the suburban moms can feel a slight relief from having a spot to bring their teens for a piercing without exposing them to the tattoo shop in the process. Win-win!
Q: What are some key factors or decisions that contributed to the success of your business?
A: As mentioned before I knew we would be the only fully licensed location in Houston regulated by the Health Department and also help safeguard younger teens that are into piercings, from being exposed to the tattoo shop. The state of Texas requires tattoo and piercings be performed in separate areas from each other.
Q: What are some challenging aspects of your business?
A: The hardest and most challenging part is managing a personal life along with a business career. There's a fine line of balance that I'm still learning to manage and keep harmony within my art as well as my home and family life. Having the shop separate from the tattoos allowed me some administration and guidance to properly balance my business.
Q: Do you feel you made any serious mistakes as you were starting or growing your business? Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently?
A: Not a single thing because every struggle brings in new growth and a time to change. I've learned to embrace these things and use them to challenge my own daily life.
Everything happens for a reason and therefore I would not change anything about it.
Q: What other advice or words of inspiration would you like to share?
A: Dream big, work hard and focus on small steps toward bigger goals is all I know to do and find a perfect balance between work and home life or you will go crazy shuffling and being happy in all areas of life.
About Biolab Piercing Studio
Biolab Piercing features two top professional piercers, Ben Reel and Aaron Powers and is open 7 days a week to assist in all piercing inquiries. Open since 2007, and nestled next door to the world famous Texas Body Art on Jones Rd. in Houston, Texas.
"The hardest and most challenging part is managing a personal life along with a business career. There's a fine line of balance that I'm still learning to manage and keep harmony within my art as well as my home and family life."—Johnny Jackson