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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    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

 


Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

My name is Amber and I’m 19 years old. I’ve been looking for someone to take me on as an apprentice for the past 2 years, but unfortunately have had no luck. I’m very hard working and know that piercing is what I want to do with my life, which is why I haven’t set up shop and started poking holes in my friends. I’m looking for someone to teach me the right way with quality jewelry and hands on learning. I have been saving up for the cost of an apprenticeship if necessary. I live in Montgomery county, Maryland but Im definitely willing to travel as far as an hour away from home. If you’d like to take on someone that’s ready to learn, hard working, and reliable then I’m your girl. Thanks for taking the time to read.

Piercer Wanted

The corner tattoo and piercing studio is looking for a full-time, licensed piercer with at least one full year of professional experience. We’re currently in the process of transitioning into higher end jewelry with which comes commission for jewelry sales. Requirements for the position include, reliable transportation, good professional references from prior studio(s), no drugs, no attitude problems, no egos, a CLEAN appearance, punctuality, and reliability in general. If you’re certified out of state please be aware that you would need to become a Florida certified piercer within thirty days of consideration for the position.

PLEASE RESPOND WITH ATTACHED RESUME THAT INCLUDES ALL APPLICABLE REFERENCES

Piercer Wanted

The corner tattoo and piercing studio is looking for a full-time, licensed piercer with at least one full year of professional experience. We’re currently in the process of transitioning into higher end jewelry with which comes commission for jewelry sales. Requirements for the position include, reliable transportation, good professional references from prior studio(s), no drugs, no attitude problems, no egos, a CLEAN appearance, punctuality, and reliability in general. If you’re certified out of state please be aware that you would need to become a Florida certified piercer within thirty days of consideration for the position.

 
PLEASE RESPOND WITH ATTACHED (not pasted to the body of your email) RESUME THAT INCLUDES ALL APPLICABLE REFERENCES

Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Hi, my name is Madalyn Magrath and I am seeking a body piercing apprenticeship. I am certified in First Aid/CPR/AED through the American Red Cross, bloodborne pathogens through the APP and have completed the skin course offered through Quincy Health Department. I am also scheduled to take the basic body piercing course through the Fakir Intensives in San Francisco in April. I have been fascinated with body piercing for as long as I can remember and would love nothing more than to begin my career in this field. I am passionate, motivated and eager to learn all there is to know about this trade and would love to work with an amazing piercer in the Boston area!

Piercer Wanted

We recently expanded our tattoo studio and would like to add piercing as one of our services.
We would really like 5 years experience but it is not a requirement. Must be willing to work at least 12pm to 8pm Tuesday thru Saturday.
If you are outside of Oklahoma and are considering moving here please call and make sure they will accept you past experience, they can be picky.

Piercer Wanted

Energy Tattoo & Body Piercing
Santa Barbara CA 93101
info@energytattoo.com
www.energytattoo.com

Guest spots available for interested parties.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Must have at least 5 years professional verifiable experience.
Must be ready and willing to sell body jewelry and offer all levels of piercing services
Must be humble, motivated and have a good attitude and willing to learn
Large opportunity for growth and advancement.

Our artist owned and operated tattoo and body piercing studio is looking for long-term dependable piercing artist to add to our crew. Located in sunny Santa Barbara with a prime downtown location just steps from the beach. Large student population in town as well as year round tourists resulting in a great client base. We have a large selection of all types of body jewelry, giving our piercer the opportunity to earn a commission on jewelry sales, as well as piercings. Currently, we stock and sell lots of high quality jewelry for our clients such as BVLA, Body Gems, Industrial Strength and Tawapa. Even though we sell a lot of jewelry we still feel like there is opportunity and room for growth for jewelry sales and piercing services.

If you’re interested, please provide at least 10 examples/pictures of work with some general information. Please include a list previous shop experience. All applications will remain confidential.

We are not currently an APP shop however we are willing to make that happen for the right candidate.

We are currently an all female staff of tattoo artists and body piercers but all qualified applicants will be considered.

Piercer Available

I’m looking to start doing some guest spots in the coming months/year, and possibly relocate if theres a connection with a specific shop. if anyone knows of any shops that are looking for guest/full time piercers, let me know. I’d prefer to work with shops that use quality Internal threaded titanium jewelry like Anatometal, Neometal, Industrial Strength, BVLA, etc. I’ve been a licensed piercer for 9 years, have attended conference, and know how to work out of a statim. I’m looking for a shop that has higher volume and can make use of a piercer that wants to constantly better himself by attending more classes and intensives. I’ve held piercing licenses/certification in Florida and Alabama, and am willing to take whatever courses are necessary to be certified in most states, i also have my First Aid/ CPR certification.

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