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Point #70: The APP wants to thank North Bay Bioscience

The APP wants to thank North Bay Bioscience, LLC (NBBS) and Autoclave Testing Services, Inc. (ATS) for working with us to find an efficient streamlined process for the reporting of spore tests results for the APP Members who test with […]

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Point #70: Thank you to Kim Zapata

Thank you Kim Zapata!

On behalf of the Board, the readership, and the new editorial team we would like to sincerely thank Kimberly Zapata. From 2009-2012 she acted as



Photo Contest!

The Association of Professional Piercers and the Body Piercing Archive are excited to see what photos you have in your collection. Please


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

Lenny Kravitz

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


Point #70: Announcement of Body Piercing Archive


Paul King Committee Chairperson and APP Treasurer Anyone who has sat in on one of my classes knows my passion for recovering and preserving our

Paul King preparing to pierce Alicia Silverstone’s navel in the Aerosmith
video “Cryin’”

Point #70: Evolution of Our Industry from a Piercer’s Perspective

by Luis Garcia Though it might not seem it to some, our industry is a fairly new one. One of the things I find so amazing about body piercing is

Maya Jewelry display at the APP Conference

Point #69: Marketing and Sales Through Display

By the Maya Jewelry team Gone are the days of horn spirals being our only alternative jewelry option! As our industry continues to embrace an educated

baby ear piercing

Point #69: Informed Consent and the Body Modification Industry

By Kendra Jane Authors note: During research for this brief piece it became apparent that is not a topic that one can do justice to in

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

| Placed by Dann Berg