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Point #71: In the Office-Josh Prentice – Caitlin McDiarmid

Caitlin McDiarmid APP Administrator     “I began by getting pierced in a shop in Alabama and becoming friends with the people working there. I worked as receptionist for a short stint before being offered an apprenticeship. I have been […]

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Point #71: President’s Corner – Brian Skellie

Brian Skellie APP President In an organization comprised of exceptional participants who have gladly offered countless hours of work and traveled across the planet to share their

Point #71: From the Editor – Kendra Jane Berndt

Kendra Jane Berndt Managing Editor of Content & Archives   “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill In our

Point #71: From the Editor – Jim Ward

Jim Ward Managing Editor of Design & Layout   “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that has.” —Margaret

Point #71: From the Editor – Marina Pecorino

Marina Pecorino Managing Editor of Content & Statistics   My first experience at Conference was in 2012 as a love volunteer. I waited until my fourth year as a piercer to


Point #70: Total Membership Statistics

Total Membership Statistics Introduction

By Marina Pecorino

In the 20 years since its inception, the Association of Professional Piercers has grown by

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Point #70: The Point Past and Present


KENDRA JANE The Point—Managing Editor of Content & Archives If we look hard enough we can find patterns, cycles and trends in everything; music, food,

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Point #70: Christina Shull-Trends in the Industry


CHRISTINA SHULL Integrity Piercing When Alicia Silverstone starred in Aerosmith's “Cryin'” video, she was a young woman dealing with heartbreak by running away and getting her navel

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Point #70: In the office


CAITLIN MCDIARMID APP Administrator I’ve been asked to talk about how the office has changed over the last 20 years; I can only speak to the last 12

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Point #70: From The Editor – Jim

Jim Ward Managing Editor of Design & Layout

As many of you know, Kim Zapata the previous Editor

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