APP Suggested Body Piercer Apprenticeship Guideline and Curriculum

I am very pleased to announce the first ever APP Suggested Body Piercer Apprenticeship Guideline and Curriculum. To everyone who contributed, and there are so many, you have my personal thanks as well as the thanks of the Board and the APP as a whole. This is a free publication for the entire piercing community.

I am so proud to have this available to our community . I have heard countless stories over the years about poor apprenticeships, inexperienced mentors, and dangerous work situations. I hope this document is helpful to would-be mentors to help determine if they are ready to train a piercer, and give them a framework for them to build on and add to. I hope this is empowering for people looking to become apprentices, so they have some basis on which to search for a mentor. For those apprentices who are already in good hands, I hope it reinforces the quality education they are receiving. And I hope it is a powerful tool that helps our amazing community make the most of the fresh talent joining us every day.
President
Jef Saunders

Download the PDF file at this link 

The Point Issue #75

2018 APP Conference and Expo DATES ANNOUNCED!

23nd Annual Conference 2018 Dates Announced!

July 15 — July 20, 2018, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino – save the date!

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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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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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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 – Vanity Rites Tattoo & Body Art Studio

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Vanity Rites Tattoo & Body Art Studio

Job Location: CT

Job Description: Experienced piercer needed for busy central CT tattoo studio. Built in clientelle. Extremely clean, upbeat atmosphere.

Contact Name: Paul

Contact Email: tattoos@vanityrites.com

Website: http://www.vanityrites.com

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

Piercer Wanted – True Love Tattoo

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: True love tattoo

Job Location: Cookeville Tn

Job Description: At least 3 years shop experience required as well as a portfolio, high commissions and flexible schedule/hours! Please spread the word if you know anyone thanks

Contact Name: Josh Fracker

Contact Email: truelovetattootn@gmail.com

Website: http://Truelovetattootn.com

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

Guest Piercer Wanted – Vicious Ink Tattoos and Piercings

Job Type: Guest Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Vicious Ink Tattoos and Piercings

Job Location: 13432 15 Mile Rd. Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Job Description: Looking for a guest piercer to work during the APP conference from June 11 — June 17, 2017.

All tools, cleaning supplies, needles and jewelry are supplied.

Requirements:
Must have B.B.P and First Aid/CPR certification.
Must be professional, punctual, energetic, friendly, and drug/drama free.
Must provide your own gloves.

If interested, please send a link of some of your current body piercing pictures and all social media, along with a brief description of yourself, experience and contact information to our email – viciousinktattoos@gmail.com

Contact Name: Randee Saenz

Contact Email: viciousinktattoos@gmail.com

Website: http://viciousinktattoos.com

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

Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted – Dorian Pyzdrowski

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Company Name: Surrounding Shops to Falls Church, VA

Job Location: Falls Church, VA & Surrounding Areas

Job Description: Looking for piercing apprenticeship in the surrounding Falls Church, VA area. Hoping to join the piercing community. A community that has intrigued me for years and has opened my eyes & mind to a way of life I cannot be with out. Currently working Front Desk, Tattoo Artist Personal Assistant, and Assistant Manager at the Shop at Art of War Tattoo Collective. Able and willing to handle apprenticeship and current job to attain a piercing license. Current shop willing to assist me in receiving a piercing apprenticeship and license. Eight years of Customer Service, Two years as Management, and a Year of working at a Tattoo Studio. Certified in Blood Borne Pathogens, First Aid, CPR, and AED. Memorized healing times, Piercing and tattoo safety guidelines, and Piercing/Tattoo after care. Have read Elayne Angel’s The Piercing Bible, Russ Thorne’s Body Piercing: The Body Art Manual, Anatomy Books, APP Procedure Manual and continuing to read from other piercing books. 25 years old, I own transportation, & can support myself during apprenticeship. Please email for more information and resume. Thank you for your time and any consideration.

Contact Name: Dorian Pyzdrowski

Contact Email: dpyzdrowski@gmail.com

Website: http://www.aowtattoo.com

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

Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted – Haley

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Company Name: N/a

Job Location: Fl central Lake county

Job Description: Looking for a piercing apprenticeship in central clorida lake county area.

Contact Name: Haley

Contact Email: haleyshann0nnn@gmail.com

Website:

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

Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted – John Pierce

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Company Name: Preferably Local

Job Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

Job Description: Piercing Apprenticeship, willing to work the counter, clean the shop and work in the studio for a time after apprenticeship. Knowledgeable about terminology, and have a bunch of different certifications in CPR, blood born pathogens and first aid.

Contact Name: John Pierce (Legal name, not joking.)

Contact Email: johndpierceiii@gmail.com

Website:

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

Piercer Wanted – Electric Anvil Tattoo

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Electric Anvil Tattoo

Job Location: Brooklyn, New York

Job Description: We are looking for an experienced piercer for either full or part time to work at our piercing studio in Brooklyn, New York.

We are looking for a piercer who is a motivated, artistic and a creative professional who has extensive piercing experience and knowledge of existing trends.

If you have your own clientele that is a bonus, as well as the ability to accommodate heavy walk in traffic build new client relations.

To apply send a link of some your current body piercings pictures and social media, along with a brief description of yourself, experience and contact information.

info@electricanviltattoo.com

Contact Name: Josh

Contact Email: info@electricanviltattoo.com

Website: http://www.electricanviltattoo.com/

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

Piercer Wanted – Royal Flesh Tattoo/Piercing

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Royal Flesh Tattoo/Piercing

Job Location: CHICAGO

Job Description: If you are an experienced body piercer looking for a really great shop to work in Chicago, IL You must have extensive piercing knowledge and be available to work a flexible schedule 3 to 4 days a week and by appointment.
Royal Flesh Tattoo and Body Piercing is a clean, attitude free, easy going, Custom Tattoo and Body Piercing Shop with retail body jewelry and art gallery.

Located on the busy intersection of Irving Park Road and Broadway St.  in the Buena Park neighborhood. Between Lake View and Uptown. Just blocks from Lake Michigan, Wrigley Field and the Sheridan Red Line el stop.

We are looking for a piercer who is a motivated, artistic and a creative professional. Familiar with threadless and Internally threaded jewelry. We work exclusively with Neometal, Anatometal, Industrial Strength, Tawapa, Etc.

Has or can bring in there own clients is a bonus, as well as maintain the shops existing flow of clients and can build new client relations.
Professional piercer with good sales experience and excellent bedside manor only need to apply.

To schedule a portfolio review and interview.
Send a link of some your current body piercings pictures
along with a brief description of yourself, experience and contact information to.
royalfleshtattoo@live.com

Contact Name: Nick

Contact Email: royalfleshtattooandpiercing@gmail.com

Website: http://www.royalflesh.com

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

Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted – Laura March

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Company Name: N/A

Job Location: Long Island

Job Description: I currently manage a tattoo parlor on Long Island,NY. I would love to find an apprenticeship so I can start piercing and become a more involved member in the body modification community that I love so much.

Contact Name: Laura March

Contact Email: lauramarch87@gmail.com

Website:

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

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