The Association of Professional Piercers is a California-based, 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.

Join the APP

Locate a member:

You can find the closest APP member by searching via zip code or city in the locate a member feature.

If you are having a problem with your piercing:

Please consult with your piercer or local APP member, or a piercing friendly physician, or email Chris Glunt Medical Director, if a local piercer is not available.

21st Annual Conference 2016 Dates Announced!

July 24 — July 29, 2016, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino – save the date!

#APP2016 #APPconference2016 #APPsafepiercing

Conference 2015 was June 7 — June 12, 2015, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino


BVLA - Body Vision Los Angeles

BVLA Raffle winners announced!


Thanks to BVLA for their generous donation to our #app2015 raffle


The Administrator will be out of the office from August 26th – September 2nd; returning to work on the 3rd. They will also be out of the office on Labor Day, September 7th and September 23rd & 24th.

Orders paid via PayPal during this time period will be processed. Phone calls will be responded to but may be delayed.

Please use the contact information in the contact section to reach any of our board members if you are unable to wait until September 3rd for a response.

Any questions regarding an order – please either call the office or email Emily at

If you are having trouble with your piercing – please contact your piercer, an APP member near you, or email Chris Glunt Medical Director, if a local piercer is not available.
Aftercare information can be found in the Piercing section