2017 APP Conference and Expo DATES ANNOUNCED!

22nd Annual Conference 2017 Dates Announced!

June 11 — June 16, 2017, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino – save the date!

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A Piercing Cure?

Currently there is no compelling evidence to support or refute claims of aid for any health conditions by body piercing.

Therefore we politely request our members to refrain from representing speculative theories of this nature.

Miro Hernandez
Public Relations Director
Association of Professional Piercers
pr@safepiercing.org

*More detailed analysis by former President Elayne Angel with acupuncturist Kristen Horner Warren in this article —http://www.liveoakacupuncture.com/can-getting-your-ear-pierced-really-cure-migraine-headaches

 

saintsabrinas: Daith piercings are one of our favorites! We love the simplicity and beauty of this one. It was done by dansteinbacher using a yellow gold ring.

saintsabrinas:
Daith piercings are one of our favorites! We love the simplicity and beauty of this one. It was done by dansteinbacher using a yellow gold ring.

The Point Issue #72

Point #72

Table of Contents

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To view this issue in its entirety, click here. (This format works best for most phones and eReader devices.)

You can also download the .PDF file by clicking here.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training Program

The Association of Professional Piercers offers industry specific Bloodborne Pathogens training for body piercers.


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Click here for our online training program

We’ve created a thorough and unique program that meets the requirements of 29CFR1910.1030 in a manner that will be understood and appreciated by professional piercers of all skill levels.  The collective experience of it’s designers brings insight that makes it the best option for required industry specific training.

The Association of Professional Piercers offers a clear advantage over other training providers:

  • Our program was created for piercers by piercers currently working in the industry.
    Every member of the Bloodborne Pathogen training staff is currently employed as a piercer in a modern studio environment.
  • Our program is industry specific.
    Most training programs for body art focus mostly on tattooing and offer very little to body piercers.   The body piercing industry is dynamic with new products and technologies being introduced regularly.
  • The APP leads the industry and is more than qualified to provide piercers with the training they need to work safely for the benefit of both the public and themselves.
  • Chapter by chapter our presentation is derived from the actual Bloodborne Pathogen standard itself.
    Other similar training programs for the body art industry don’t stay on topic and often don’t even reference the standard at all.   Within the body piercing industry there is a lot of confusion about the roles of OSHA and the Health Department.  Once a piercer has completed this course, their vocabulary will be greatly expanded and the purpose of OSHA and the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard will be made clear.
  • A piercer with a Bloodborne Pathogen Standard certificate from the Association of Professional Piercers will be able to recognize workplace hazards, apply the guidelines of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, and develop routines and protocol to eliminate or minimize risks in the piercing environment.
  • Our program complies with section 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii) which requires an explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne disease and explanation of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens.
  • Students using our online version will have access to one of our trainers who can answer questions as required by 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(N).
  • The standard has been divided into sections with quizzes and reviews to test the students retention and comprehension of the information. There are minimum scores required for a certificate to be rewarded.

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    Click here for our online program

We hope you’ll find our Bloodborne Pathogen training program for body piercers to be suitable for your needs. Our staff of experts has developed a program unlike any other and we’re confident its the best training of its type.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at 785-841-6060. Message JohnJ@SafePiercing.org with any questions.

Online BBP Courses

Welcome to the Association of Professional Piercers online education center.

Be aware we currently have multiple versions of Bloodborne Pathogens training for body piercing. Please select the appropriate course for your location. If you work in New York City, Washington DC, Virginia, Florida, or Puerto Rico you should not take the APP’s Bloodborne Pathogens training course at this time. ***For California residents, our course is currently only approved in certain areas. ***

We are approved to offer this course to everyone else in the U.S.

Course Cost

***Workers in New York City, Puerto Rico, California, or Florida should not take this course.

You are about to purchase online training of Bloodborne Pathogens for body piercers for general U.S. residents.

usd 25.00
***This course is for Pasadena, Long Beach, and these California counties; Lake, Humboldt, Santa Clara, Tehama, Yuba, Mendocino, Butte, San Mateo, Yolo, Monterey, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura, Sacramento, and San Francisco.
usd 25.00
* NOT YET AVAILABLE. DO NOT PURCHASE. You are about to purchase online training of Bloodborne Pathogens for body piercers (Florida Edition.) Upon completion you’ll receive a PDF certificate for your records. This certificate will be valid for one year.
usd 25.00
***This course is for Los Angeles County only. This is the only area in California that has approved of this annual training program. There is a separate course for other areas of California.
usd 25.00
This course is for the county of San Diego only. This is the only area of California that has currently approved of this edition of our annual training program.
usd 25.00

More online courses available here

Varies

 


Piercer Wanted

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Tribal Rites

Job Location: Westminster, CO

Job Description: We are a high volume tattoo and piercing shop looking for an experienced body piercer to work at our Westminster and Longmont locations. Must have good customer service skills, be able to work in a fast paced environment, and be familiar with high quality jewelry including anatometal, industrial strength, and neometal. Please email with link to portfolio and any questions you may have.

Contact Name: Mike

Contact Email: mike@tribalrites.com

Website: http://Tribalrites.com

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

Piercer Wanted

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: CULTure Grande Prairie

Job Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Job Description: Professional Body Piercer Wanted
CULTure is a great place to work, with freedom to express yourself and work with the best materials and jewelry.
We’re a high volume piercing shop located in the Prairie Mall. Current body piercer is an Association of Professional Piercers Member, and we are looking to find a body piercer with high standards and quality work. Our shop uses only high quality body jewelry from Industrial Strength, Anatometal and Neometal. We are single use disposable, freehand and we use a Statim-2000 Steam Autoclave.
The piercer applying should have excellent work ethic, works well independently and exceptional organizational skills. Our shop offers competitive wages with excellent perks and benefits.
If you have a portfolio, are experienced and feel like you would be a great candidate for the position please contact Courtney Rose directly with a resume, references and portfolio.

Contact Name: Courtney Rose

Contact Email: courtneyhumankanvas@gmail.com

Website: http://www.shopculture.ca

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: YES! There are APP members employed at this studio.

Piercer Wanted

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Red Nova Piercing Studio

Job Location: Asheville, NC.

Job Description: I am looking to hire a professional piercer with at least 3 years experience. Must have a solid portfolio and a willingness to become an APP member if not already. I am looking for someone who can run the studio when I am not there. Please e-mail me at rednovapiercingstudio@gmail.com with your resume and a link to your portfolio. Serious inquiries only!

Contact Name: Kristie

Contact Email: rednovapiercingstudio@gmail.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: I would like to work with APP members

Piercer Wanted

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Leviticus Tattoo

Job Location: Minneapolis, MN

Job Description: We are looking for a down to earth, flexible piercer who is looking for either full or part time work. Our shop has been here for 20 years. We want someone is happy to be here, and enjoys coming to work.

Contact Name: Kelli Love

Contact Email: kelli.leviticus@gmail.com

Website: http://www.leviticus.com

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

Piercer Wanted

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Bluemoon Tattoo and Piercing

Job Location: Tracy, Ca

Job Description: Looking for a Professional Piercer to willing to work full time. You will have to get certified in san joaquin county we will help guide you through the process. If interested please email me.

Contact Name: Aman

Contact Email: amansdhanoya@gmail.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

Piercing Apprenticeship Available

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Available

Company Name: Rose Gold Body Piercing and Tattoo Removal

Job Location: Calgary, Alberta

Job Description: Hey there! I’m an APP member piercing professionally since 2004. I’m opening a new studio in Airdrie/Calgary and i’m currently looking for another full time piercer, a shop hand, counter sales and an apprentice! If you have excellent work ethic, body jewelry and piercing knowledge and a wicked attitude please email Courtney Rose at courtneyhumankanvas@gmail.com

Contact Name: Courtney Rose

Contact Email: courtneyhumankanvas@gmail.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: YES! There are APP members employed at this studio.

Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Company Name: n/a

Job Location: Seattle area

Job Description: I am interested in becoming a piercer. I have certification in blood born pathogens, and have been around the body modification industry for almost my whole life. I have a little bit of knowledge on different types of piercings, their placement, and healing times. Coming up in July, I hope to attend the piercing conference if money and school work out. This is a passion of mine that I would love to pursue. I would like to stay in the Seattle area, as I am a college student.

Contact Name: Kailin Meacham

Contact Email: kailinmeacham@gmail.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: I would like to work with APP members

Piercer Wanted

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: NEXT! Body Piercing and Tattoo

Job Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Job Description: We’re a small, busy shop in downtown Vancouver looking to expand our team. We are currently seeking a body piercer with minimum 2 years shop experience to join us.
The right candidate will have good customer service skills, motivation, and bloodborne pathogen certification.

Please reply with a resume and a little bit about yourself.

Contact Name: Eann Morai

Contact Email: info@nextbody.com

Website: http://nextbody.com

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

Piercer Wanted

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Good Life – Body Piercing + Fine Jewelry

Job Location: Akron, OH, USA

Job Description: Good Life – Body Piercing + Fine Jewelry, located in Akron, OH, USA is looking for a FULL TIME PIERCER!!!!!!! My name is Jeremiah Currier and I am the head piercer and shop owner. I am wanting to step down and step away from piercing just a bit. I am wanting to focus on managing and expanding the studio, our staff, our jewelry selection and also starting my new family. We are looking for an experienced and well rounded piercer. Someone who understands quite well and has a passion for the entire piercing experience. Must have at least moderate knowledge of high quality jewelry metals/stones, knowledgeable customer service, thorough troubleshooting and care instructions, bedside manner and of course the execution of safe and clean piercing procedures with ease. We would prefer to hire someone who is well versed in body piercing, confident in is his/her skill and someone who does all body piercings including surface anchors, “basic” genital piercings and at least 5 yrs of piercing experience. Our clients have come to know and expect great service in and out of the piercing room, and we plan to continue and uphold that standard. We offer many basic piercings at ages 14+, all other body piercings at 18+, and I currently am the only piercer who also does children’s earlobes at ages 5+. The piercing volume ranges from 6-15 Monday through Thursday and about 10-20 on Fridays & Saturday. There is talk of reopening on Sundays when we have enough staff to take on that day. Someone who is or would quickly like to become an APP member is a plus. Someone who promotes themselves well is a plus. Someone who comes to work with good energy and even a little bit extra to give is a plus. Someone who is familiar with gold jewelry is a plus. Someone who is willing to relocate to Akron, OH, USA is obviously a plus and a necessity. We are hoping to book some week long interviews soon. All resumes and questions to jeremiahcurrier@yahoo.com

Contact Name: Jeremiah Currier

Contact Email: jeremiahcurrier@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.goodlifeakron.com

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: YES! There are APP members employed at this studio.

Piercer Wanted

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: A Touch Of Color

Job Location: Hamden, CT

Job Description: We are looking for a professional piercer with experience to work in our tattoo shop. GREAT opportunity! We are open 7 days a week with plenty of clientele. You can work as much as you want. There is an immediate opening. Commission based pay. Great place to work, everyone gets along and the shop has been at the same location for 17 years.

Contact Name: Kaleb Edgar

Contact Email: kaleb.edgar@yahoo.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/atouchofcolortattoo/?fref=ts

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

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