Pronouncing an open tone towards other forms of modification

Pronouncing an open tone towards other forms of modification

I've been a member now since 1996
I’ve been a member now since 1996

Here is some progress to be proud of:

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. Socially and legislatively, body piercing is situated within the greater body modification community. As a result, we recognize that our role extends beyond the discipline of body piercing. Our position on body art practices such as tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, branding, scarification, suspension, and other forms of body modification is as follows:

We support the right for all adults to adorn or modify their bodies in a safe, informed, and consensual manner when performed by a qualified practitioner under appropriate asepsis.

While the APP does not directly regulate, perform outreach, or offer procedural guidelines on practices other than body piercing, we support health and safety organizations that do. Our most fundamental principles as expressed in our environmental criteria and ethical standards extend to the greater body modification community and its practices.


We hope this resolves a certain point of contention for some members and potential applicants.
June 9-14, 2013, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino – save the date!

Our 18th Annual Conference and Exposition will be in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 9-June 14, 2013. Our classrooms will once again fill with attendees from all over the world. Piercers, Studio Owners, Vendors, and Health Inspectors will all come together for a week of education and peer-to-peer sharing. Learn the core requirements as a new piercer just starting to work in the industry – or update your skills and information as an experienced practitioner. You need not be an APP member to attend the Conference!*

See you at the 2013 APP Conference!

I’ll be there as a board member and educator, teaching Anodization and Advanced Statim use

Anodizing is Awesome!
Anodizing is Awesome!
Advanced Statim Operation and Troubleshooting

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