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Point #71: Josh Prentice Award – Ryan Ouellette & Gus Diamond

Ryan Ouellette I remember Josh Prentice being a busy bee at Conference. He always seemed to be helping someone with something. He was kind and never gave anyone the brush off. He really wanted to be part of a team. […]

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Point #71: Process of Choosing Conference Classes – John Johnson

John Johnson Owner of New Flower Studio Editor’s note: This is John Johnson’s response when asked to explain what is involved when deciding what classes are offered and what instructors

Point #71: Volunteering as a Corporate Sponson – Badur Ramji

Badur Ramji Owner of PunkMedics “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” —Arthur Ashe I sometimes joke that I am not only

Point #71: The Mentor Team

Ash Misako Outreach Coordinator “When I first started attending Conference I was pretty intimidated. It was a conference full of strangers, and worse yet it was strangers who probably knew

Point #71: Survival Tips for Conference

Marina Pecorino Managing Editor of Content & Statistics   The APP Board of Directors and Administrator, along with the Conference Staff, Volunteers and Mentors want you to have an exceptional experience.

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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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