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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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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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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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: Deep roots tattoo

Job Location: Seattle WA

Job Description: We are currently looking for a professional piercer with atleast 3years professional experience. We have 3 studios in the area and We stock a ton of high end high quality jewelry and need someone who is well versed in Selling and using quality jewelry. Please message for more information

Contact Name: Rion Wickersham

Contact Email: rion_w@msn.com

Website: http://www.deeprootstattoo.com

Piercer Wanted

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Vicious Ink Tattoos

Job Location: Sterling Heights, MI

Job Description: We are in search of a professional, who is used to working with Neo Metal and Industrial Strength. Position is for full time piercer who is also in charge of inventory, displays, and ordering. Individual must have portfolio, professional demeanor, be clean, and organized. BBP a must! Please send portfolio to viciousinktattoos@gmail.com

Contact Name: Aaron Broke

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

Company Name: N/a

Job Location: Coral Springs, Florida

Job Description: Hi! I’ve wanted to be a piercer since I was 13 years old, and I’ve gone to multiple shops but so far no luck. Im willing to be an apprentice for as long as it takes, I have a great work ethic and I have a few piercings and tattoos. Please help!

Contact Name: Tasha

Contact Email: natashasolomons06@gmail.con

Website:

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

Other

Job Type: Other

Company Name: TRX Tattoos and Piercing

Job Location: St. Louis, MO.

Job Description: Hello Friends,

TRX Tattoos and Piercing is looking to hire some new people!

We are expanding again and to do that we need more people!

We are currently looking to fill a few different positions:

JEWELRY BUYER:

Yes, that’s a full time job for us. The person who currently does this for us is fantastic so you will have big shoes to fill. She is staying with us and will teach you how to do what we want and will ultimately be your boss.

Some of the requirements are:

Taking care of inventory and placing orders then checking in and packaging / displaying new orders when they arrive.

Being an integrated part of and promoting our studio and jewelry on social media.

Handling special orders.

Taking care of the jewelry – polishing and oiling displays.

Following trends and staying current in the jewelry market.

Working with the piercers and counter staff to ensure all their jewelry needs are met and the customers are being taken care of.

COUNTER STAFF:

Running the register and answering the phone.

Helping Piercers and Tattoo artists take care of their clients.

Scheduling clients and working with Peircers and Tattoo artists in this regard.

Of course we are always interviewing Tattoo artists as well!

Please contact us either through email at TRXTattoos@gmail.com
or just come into the studio and drop off a resume!

We look forward to meeting you, thanks for your time!

Contact Name: Williams Spencer

Contact Email: TRXTattoos@gmail.com

Website: http://TRXTattoos.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: 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.

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