Benefits of Membership
In this environment of increased competition, with so many people claiming to be expert piercers, the APP will give you the credibility you need to stand out from the crowd. Our stringent criteria and high standards will remain in force. Those consumers who have learned to recognize the difference between so called professionals and APP Members will seek you out. They will patronize APP members for piercings and advice. When you become a member of the APP you gain the trust of your clients and the support and respect of your peers. You will also have access to the collective knowledge and experience of your colleagues-including the most respected and experienced piercers worldwide, and a whole lot more. Each member will receive:
- An updated procedure manual at no charge
We have meticulously and diligently worked to generate an updated APP manual. This modern version of our widely read handbook has the most current, in-depth, relevant, and useful information available anywhere at any price on the topic of body piercing.
- A FREE subscription to APP’s quarterly journal, THE POINT
This publication includes features about new products and jewelry, reports of body piercing in the media, reviews of studios, letters from members, and information on techniques, as well as legislation updates, business news, classified ads and more. YOU, as a member, are welcome to participate and have your voice or opinions heard by submitting an article to THE POINT.
- The opportunity to attend the members-only classes at the Annual APP Conference
New special features at the Conference include a Members- only Meeting, plus one or more seminars (including technique seminars)that are open exclusively to member attendees.
- A discount on the APP Conference
When you are a member in good standing with current video on file, and paid dues, you will receive $50.00 off the annual APP conference cost.
- An opportunity to vote and voice your opinion
Members are encouraged to become involved, volunteer to serve on committees, to run for Board positions, and to have their say by participating in the Association. If you feel something could be done better, we want you to come and show us how!
- A listing on the APP web site
This amounts to automatic referrals. Numerous piercees are familiar with APP, trust our members, and wish to patronize only our studios. They won’t be pierced elsewhere. These consumers regularly use the APP Web Site Member Listing to locate the members in their region and to refer their friends and associates.
- Special Discounts
There are a number of manufacturers of the finest quality body jewelry, companies that sell care products, medical supplies, and other providers of related products and services, each offering only APP members special discounts with current membership status.
- Marketing and referrals
The APP has a budget for advertising in tattoo magazines and other various publications. Every time the APP promotes itself, it endorses all of its members simultaneously. APP Members are regularly contacted for referrals on safe, hygienic piercers in other regions. These members refer to other APP members.
- Use of the APP Logo
Members in good standing are permitted, with specific rules, to use the APP Logo on their web sites and in their print advertising. Click here for details.
- The power of numbers
As an APP member you have the strength of an organization behind you. When it comes to legislators, inspectors, and also clients, the power of numbers is not to be denied. As a member you are a part of the first and largest organization of this kind! If you are part of a membership organization, performing piercings hygienically, according to the accepted industry standards, you are much less vulnerable to legal attack. Your actions are more defensible and you will be more creditable as a member of a health, safety, and education organization. Legislators in need of input and assistance regularly contact the APP for information and advice. We are powerful. APP members are internationally regarded as up-to-date, trustworthy, knowledgeable experts in this field. When you become a member, that status by association is an undeniable benefit.
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