Welcome to the Association of Professional Piercers

The Association of Professional Piercers is a California-based, international non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, health care professionals, legislators, and the general public.

If you are having a problem with your piercing:

Please consult with your piercer or local APP Member, or a piercing friendly physician, or email our Medical Directorif a local piercer is not available.

Upcoming Events

Office Closure

January 02, 2020

The Office will be CLOSED December 25, 2019 - January 2, 2020.
Orders for brochures will be processed...

Join us July 5-10, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV, USA for a week of education, excitement, comradery, jewelry,...

See the full Calendar of Events and submit professional piercing-related events in your area.

Recent News

APP Conference & Exposition in 2020!

Apr 1 2019
The 25th Annual APP Conference and Exposition will be held July 5 - 10, 2020, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. Join ...


May 3 2016
The Association of Professional Piercers offers industry specific Bloodborne Pathogens training for body piercers.

A piercing cure?

Nov 15 2015
Currently there is no compelling evidence to support or refute claims of aid for any health conditions by body piercing. Therefore we pol...