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

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

Hello Campers! Join us for a week of wilderness lodging, piercing education, and industry networking...

The APP has more than two decades of providing Body Piercers, Studio Owners, Counter Personnel, Apprentices,...

The APP has more than two decades of providing Body Piercers, Studio Owners, Counter Personnel, Apprentices,...

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


Recent News

COVID-19 - 15 Days To Slow The Spread

Mar 16 2020
Regarding COVID-19, the APP is recommending the following guidelines: - Professionals and business owners follow local and federal recommen...

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 ...

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING PROGRAM

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