I am very pleased to announce the first ever APP Suggested Body Piercer Apprenticeship Guideline and Curriculum (free download from our web store). To everyone who contributed, and there are so many, you have my personal thanks as well as the thanks of the Board and the APP as a whole. This is a free publication for the entire piercing community.
I am so proud to have this available to our community . I have heard countless stories over the years about poor apprenticeships, inexperienced mentors, and dangerous work situations. I hope this document is helpful to would-be mentors to help determine if they are ready to train a piercer, and give them a framework for them to build on and add to. I hope this is empowering for people looking to become apprentices, so they have some basis on which to search for a mentor. For those apprentices who are already in good hands, I hope it reinforces the quality education they are receiving. And I hope it is a powerful tool that helps our amazing community make the most of the fresh talent joining us every day.
Complete with an extensive glossary of terms and definitions, sample logs and signs that can be used in your studio, sample release forms, a physician's acknowledgment form, gauge conversion chart, guidelines for hand hygiene, and other practical and useful items. This is the only edition of the procedure manual to contain well over 100 current and reliable resources for the material cited. It is a must-have for every professional piercer, and any health inspector or legislator who deals with our industry.