Welcome to the Association of Professional Piercers

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.

Recent News


May 02, 2016
Our 23rd Conference and Expo will be held Sunday evening July 15 through Friday afternoon July 20 of 2018 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino


May 03, 2016
The Association of Professional Piercers offers industry specific Bloodborne Pathogens training for body piercers.

A piercing cure?

November 15, 2015
Currently there is no compelling evidence to support or refute claims of aid for any health conditions by body piercing. Therefore we pol...

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 our Medical Directorif a local piercer is not available.

June 22, 23, 29, 30 the main office will be closed but emails and orders will be processed

Orders for brochures will be processed during this time but may be delayed. Orders for other items will be held until our return. Phone calls and email messages will be returned when we return to the office after this absence. If you are contacting Caitlin regarding a Conference related matter – it’s best to email her (Subject Line: Urgent).

If you are having trouble with your piercing

Please contact your piercer, an APP member near you, or email medical@safepiercing.org if a local piercer is not available. Aftercare information can be found in the Safe Piercing section on this site under the LEARN tab; along with the Locate a Member search function.

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