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Photo Contest! The Association of Professional Piercers and the Body Piercing Archive are excited to see what photos you have in your collection. Please submit your single all-time favorite photo from the APP Conference & Exposition. This photo can be […]

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Point #68: 2014 Conference and Exposition Review

Kimberly Zapata On June 7, 2014 I prepared for the 19th Annual Association of Professional Piercers’ Conference as I have for every other conference: with frantic,

Point #68: Best Individual Booth Winner – Blessings to You

Interview of Prince Cyrus, conducted by Kimberly Zapata Q. What is Blessings to You? A: Blessings to You is the title of my current creative metalsmithing venture

Point #68: Best Multiple Booth Display – Tawapa

Phoebe Minona I am being given the opportunity to write about my company, Tawapa, for this issue of The Point, as we won the award for

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Point #68: Dual Innovator Award-Winner – Jimmy Buddha and Diablo Organics

Jimmy Buddha To win both innovator’s awards this APP was both a wonderful surprise and an honor. In an industry where so much is changing and


Point #68: No Excuses Scholar – Trist’n Peterson

Trist’n Peterson Before APP, I was an apprentice of 10 months searching for more information on the broad subject of body piercing. I was at the

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Point #68: Al D. Scholar – Dae Jedic

Dae Jedic I've been involved in the industry for about four years, and every year I've watched the application deadline for the Al D. Scholarship come


Point #68: Al D. Scholar – Ryan Clark

Ryan Clark If you’d told me that I was going to fall in love at Conference, I would have said you were nuts. Yet from the

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Point #68: Al D. Scholar – Zach Fitzgerald

Zach Fitzgerald 2014 was a rough year. I dealt with a major family loss at the beginning of the year, which required me to use nearly

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Point #68: Raffle Thank You

Each year at Conference, lives are changed; one of the ways this happens is winning one of the big raffle prizes. (Anyone who attended the Banquet, or who

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