For Health Officials

The Association of Professional Piercers would like to invite you to attend our Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Our education-based Conference is the only one of its kind, dedicated solely to Body Piercing, attracting 500-1000 participants every year.  The APP has an over two decade long history of providing Body Piercers, Health Care Personnel, Health Officials, and others in the Piercing Industry with the most current and comprehensive piercing education worldwide.  Nowhere else will you be able to talk with as many piercers at one event, nor meet with the leaders in the industry.  Our speakers, attendees and vendors gather once a year to share information, discuss innovations in the industry, and socialize at this week long event.


For the 12th year in a row the APP invites Health Officials to attend the Conference free of charge.  In addition to many other courses, in order to enhance Inspectors’ experience, we offer classes on Best Practices in the Piercing and Sterilization Rooms, Roundtable discussions on Legislation for Piercers and Health Inspectors, and a meeting where attending Health Officials can meet and discuss pertinent issues with other Officials.  The only requirement for this offer is that the person(s) attending reserves and stays in a room in the host hotel within the APP room block.

Registration for the Conference can be done either online or by mail.  Details regarding the Conference can be found on the Conference Website which will launch in Winter of 2016


Curious to know what other Health Officials have thought about the APP Conference experience?


To read Jayme Calavera’s (REHS/RS) experience from 2009 go to:

Calavera from The Point issue 48 Schiemann from The Point issue 44_web / Full Issue

To read Karl Schiemann’s (CFSP) experience from 2008:

Schiemann from The Point issue 44 / Full issue


Come join us for our Annual Conference and Exposition – our event is bound to exceed all your expectations!

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.