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Presenters and performers preparing for the voyage to LBP 2014

Point #69: President’s Corner

By Brian Skellie Some of the most fundamental ideas about piercing are those that are most intriguing and still relevant to question. What materials are available now to make jewelry for initial healing and prolonged wear in the body safe? […]

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Point #69: In the Office

By Caitlin McDiarmid There is a lot to report since our 2014 Conference has ended. Over the last few months, the Conference Committee has convened multiple

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Point #69: From the Editor

By Kimberly Zapata It is with a mix of emotions that I write this From the Editor column, as it will be my last. After months


Point #68: Board Welcome – Miro Hernandez

Miro Hernandez I’d like to thank the outgoing Board members,  as well as those continuing on in service, for their hard work and dedication. I’d also

Point #68: Board Welcome – Cody Vaughn

Cody Vaughn I am honored to have been elected by my peers. I joined the Association of Professional Piercers in 2009, and I have served as

Point #68: Board Welcome – Jef Saunders

Jef Saunders Hello Point readers! My name is Jef Saunders, and I am the new Membership Liaison. I am following Sarvas Berry—which means I have some very

2014 Conference Volunteers. Photo by Autumn Swisher.

Point #68: In the Office – Volunteer Thank You

Caitlin McDiarmid I think if I had to identify my favorite part of my job it would be the work I do with the volunteers at

Brian Skellie headshot at 2014 APP conference by April Berardi

Point #68: President’s Corner

Brian Skellie As we approach our twentieth annual meeting, I reflect on the beginnings of the APP. When I discovered that a group—this group—had formed to

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Point #68: From the Editor

Kimberly Zapata Ah, the after Conference crash—more commonly referred to as post-Vegas depression, or PVD. For me, it set in the second I stepped through the

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Point #67: From the Editor

By Kimberly Zapata I resolved myself to make a video for this issue’s “From the Editor.” (I love watching online webcasts—industry-related and not—but I was not

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