APP Suggested Body Piercer Apprenticeship Guideline and Curriculum

I am very pleased to announce the first ever APP Suggested Body Piercer Apprenticeship Guideline and Curriculum. 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.
President
Jef Saunders

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2018 APP Conference and Expo DATES ANNOUNCED!

23nd Annual Conference 2018 Dates Announced!

July 15 — July 20, 2018, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino – save the date!

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training Program

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


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Click here for our online training program

We’ve created a thorough and unique program that meets the requirements of 29CFR1910.1030 in a manner that will be understood and appreciated by professional piercers of all skill levels.  The collective experience of it’s designers brings insight that makes it the best option for required industry specific training.

The Association of Professional Piercers offers a clear advantage over other training providers:

  • Our program was created for piercers by piercers currently working in the industry.
    Every member of the Bloodborne Pathogen training staff is currently employed as a piercer in a modern studio environment.
  • Our program is industry specific.
    Most training programs for body art focus mostly on tattooing and offer very little to body piercers.   The body piercing industry is dynamic with new products and technologies being introduced regularly.
  • The APP leads the industry and is more than qualified to provide piercers with the training they need to work safely for the benefit of both the public and themselves.
  • Chapter by chapter our presentation is derived from the actual Bloodborne Pathogen standard itself.
    Other similar training programs for the body art industry don’t stay on topic and often don’t even reference the standard at all.   Within the body piercing industry there is a lot of confusion about the roles of OSHA and the Health Department.  Once a piercer has completed this course, their vocabulary will be greatly expanded and the purpose of OSHA and the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard will be made clear.
  • A piercer with a Bloodborne Pathogen Standard certificate from the Association of Professional Piercers will be able to recognize workplace hazards, apply the guidelines of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, and develop routines and protocol to eliminate or minimize risks in the piercing environment.
  • Our program complies with section 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii) which requires an explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne disease and explanation of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens.
  • Students using our online version will have access to one of our trainers who can answer questions as required by 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(N).
  • The standard has been divided into sections with quizzes and reviews to test the students retention and comprehension of the information. There are minimum scores required for a certificate to be rewarded.

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We hope you’ll find our Bloodborne Pathogen training program for body piercers to be suitable for your needs. Our staff of experts has developed a program unlike any other and we’re confident its the best training of its type.

For Non-BBP Course related questions, contact the APP Office at info@safepiercing.org

For BBP Course related questions, you can contact JohnJ@SafePiercing.org  

Online BBP Courses

Welcome to the Association of Professional Piercers online education center.

Be aware we currently have multiple versions of Bloodborne Pathogens training for body piercing. Please select the appropriate course for your location. If you work in New York City, Washington DC, Virginia, Florida, or Puerto Rico you should not take the APP’s Bloodborne Pathogens training course at this time. ***For California residents, our course is currently only approved in certain areas. ***

We are approved to offer this course to everyone else in the U.S.

Course Cost

***Workers in New York City, Puerto Rico, California, or Florida should not take this course.

You are about to purchase online training of Bloodborne Pathogens for body piercers for general U.S. residents.

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***This course is for Pasadena, Long Beach, and these California counties; Lake, Humboldt, Santa Clara, Tehama, Yuba, Mendocino, Butte, San Mateo, Yolo, Monterey, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura, Sacramento, and San Francisco.
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* NOT YET AVAILABLE. DO NOT PURCHASE. You are about to purchase online training of Bloodborne Pathogens for body piercers (Florida Edition.) Upon completion you’ll receive a PDF certificate for your records. This certificate will be valid for one year.
usd 25.00
***This course is for Los Angeles County only. This is the only area in California that has approved of this annual training program. There is a separate course for other areas of California.
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This course is for the county of San Diego only. This is the only area of California that has currently approved of this edition of our annual training program.
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More online courses available here

Varies

 


Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted – Célia Lopes

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Company Name: Frenetic Damages Factory.

Job Location: On The Road

Job Description: Mesdames, Messieurs,

Je m’adresse à vous aujourd’hui dans l’espoir de décrocher un stage/formation d’apprentissage théorique et pratique du métier de pierceur au sein de votre salon.
Ayant abandonné les études par manque d’intérêt en septembre dernier, je suis aujourd’hui à la recherche d’un métier pour lequel j’y apporterais de l’intérêt et il est grand temps pour moi de me jeter à l’eau ! Passionnée de musique, de dessin, d’art et ayant pour projet de nombreuses modification corporelles, j’éprouve l’envie d’en apprendre d’avantage sur ce métier plutôt atypique et pourtant si intéressant. Je me suis renseignée auprès de quelques forums sur internet, malheureusement très pauvres en informations, auprès de quelques personnes en contact avec le milieu qui m’ont finalement conseillé de venir directement à vous pour en savoir d’avantage. Sachant que c’est un métier assez difficile d’accès, je suis consciente qu’il est de plus en plus en vogue en ces temps dû à un « phénomène de mode » et que l’apprentissage se fait donc de plus en plus rare. N’allez pas penser que je m’y intéresse uniquement dû à ce phénomène mais plutôt dû à une curiosité et une énorme envie d’accéder au milieu que je cultive depuis pas mal de temps. De plus j’envisage de passer une formation d’hygiène et salubrité dans les courants de juillet. Je tiens à préciser que je ne demande en aucun cas à être rémunérer mais uniquement de m’imprégner au maximum de votre métier. Bien entendu si tout se passe pour le mieux j’espère décrocher une place définitive et professionnelle à vos côtés. 😉

Je m’appelle Célia, j’ai 19 ans, j’habite en seine et marne dans la petite commune de Gretz, je passe actuellement mon permis, mais pour l’instant je me débrouille avec les transports en communs, je peux donc me déplacer dans toute la région parisienne. Naturellement souriante 😀 , aimable, organisée, curieuse, à l’écoute, à l’aise en anglais, dynamique, créative, assidue et très motivée, j’aimerais en apprendre un maximum sur le métier de pierceur dans votre entreprise, notamment pour la diversité des tâches et des rencontres liées à l’accueil en magasin. Attirée par la modification corporelle depuis un certain temps, j’envisage à l’avenir d’atteindre mon objectif qui est de devenir pierceur professionnel . Ce stage dans votre établissement me permettrait également d’enrichir mon expérience professionnelle et de plus amplement me découvrir dans le milieu du travail. De nature curieuse, j’aime les défis, me fixer des objectifs, collectifs ou pas, découvrir et apprendre, ma capacité d’adaptation et
d’apprentissage est donc à son maximum !
Capable de travailler durant de longues heures, je suis disponible la semaine, le
week-end et en soirée à partir de ce jour.
Persuadée que je peux être une excellente stagiaire et pleine d’espoir, je reste à votre disposition pour vous rencontrer si l’envie se fait sentir afin de vous détailler plus en avant ma candidature.

Portable: 07.83.58.42.27
Mail: celia.f.d@outlook.fr
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celia.damages

Contact Name: Célia lopes

Contact Email: celia.f.d@outlook.fr

Website: https://www.facebook.com/celia.damages

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted – Alona Winters

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Company Name: N/A

Job Location: Ellsworth, Me

Job Description: Interested in an Apprenticeship for Piercing

Contact Name: Alona Winters

Contact Email: awflannery85@gmail.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

Piercer Wanted – Red Room Tattoo

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Red room tattoo

Job Location: chico california

Job Description: Hello fellow piercers!
Red room in Chico is looking to fill a full time piercing position. Chico is a nice laid back college town located in northern California. We are a medium to high volume studio so you must be great with customer care, And be able to handle days of 12 to 30 piercings as well as jewelry insertions. We are busy and pay well because of it! In our studio we use only implant grade titanium, implant grade steel, gold, and niobium. Our most used companies include Neo Metal, Anatometal, Industrial Strength, BVLA, and LeRoi.

We have a fun loving crew, and have been established for over 8 years in Chico. All of your supplies will be paid for, all you need to have is a great attitude, and be able to handle our busier days. You should know how to use a Statim (though not a requirement). Our piercing department meets all requirements for membership for the association of professional piercers, just shoot your video and you’re set. Send us a resume in an email and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Contact Name: Joey hayden

Contact Email: piercingbyjoey@gmail.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted – Peter Schrewelius

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Company Name: none

Job Location: Sverige, Landskrona

Job Description: Hej, jag är en 21årig man från Landskrona, Skåne. Jag har alltid haft ett stort intresse av body modification och har ett par stycken piercings själv. Det är en konstform jag verkligen brinner för och hade velat lära mig mer om, och så småning om arbeta som en piercare. Det är en av de få yrken jag är helt säker på att jag hade velat jobba som. Därför söker jag nu en studio som tar emot en entusiastisk och trevlig lärling!

Contact Name: Peter Schrewelius

Contact Email: peter.schrewelius96@gmail.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: I would like to work with APP members

Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted – Carolanne Boulanger

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Company Name: Carolanne Boulanger

Job Location: Ville de Québec

Job Description: Bonjour,

J’aimerais beaucoup devenir perceuse : c’est pourquoi j’aimerais beaucoup faire une formation auprès d’un perceur professionnel. J’ai plusieurs cours de premiers soins, de stérilisation et de maladies transmissibles par le sang à mon actif. Je suis d’ailleurs sauveteuse depuis six ans. Je trouve que le métier de perceur s’agencerait bien avec les formations que j’ai suivies jusqu’à maintenant!

Merci beaucoup de me contacter pour vos offres.

Carolanne Boulanger

Contact Name: Carolanne Boulanger

Contact Email: carolanneb877@gmail.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: I would like to work with APP members

Piercer Wanted – Sinful Skin Tattoo and Body Piercing

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Sinful Skin Tattoo and Body Piercing

Job Location: Glendale/peoria Arizona

Job Description: Need a Professional Piercer for atleast 3 days a week. Saturday Sunday and another day. We seek someone very motivated and have great customer service. We cant express that enough. Very bust street shop. Lots of walk ins with great jewelry. We pay liability insurance. We supply everything . Lots of fun at this shop.Checkout our website www.sinfulskinaz.com our instagram @sinful_skin_tattoo_az or my personal Page @cooley132000

Contact Name: corey cochrane

Contact Email: cash132000@gmail.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted – Madison M

Job Type: Piercing Apprenticeship Wanted

Company Name: Apprenticeship Wanted

Job Location: Morristown/Knoxville/Johnson Xity

Job Description: I am a 22 year old whom has several piercings of her own, and I would like to make this my long-term profession. I love the excitement, expression, and beauty of piercing. It is a real art and I would like to begin apprenticing as soon as possible. My mind is made up.

Contact Name: Madison M.

Contact Email: thedinosawrkidd@gmail.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: I would like to work with APP members

Piercer Wanted – Lulus Body Piercer

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Lulus Body Piercer

Job Location: Los Angeles / Orange County

Job Description: Looking to bring on board a knowledge and talented body piercer to work full time we have two shops and expanding so we need someone who’s looking to grow with us

Contact Name: Johnny

Contact Email: lulusbodypiercing@gmail.com

Website: http://Lulusbodypiercing.com

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

Piercer Wanted – Gemini

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Gemini

Job Location: Wildwood, NJ

Job Description: Attention Piercers!!!!
Do you want to work in a fun and exciting atmosphere and be part of a great team.
We are looking for a piercer for a seasonal business in Wildwood, NJ. Shop is located directly on the boardwalk facing the ocean. Season is from May 15th- August 31st.
Must have experience, be drug free, have excellent bed side manner, and professional.
If interested, please call David @ (609)408-1509

Contact Name: David Zarfati

Contact Email: Rocktheboardwalk@Yahoo.com

Website:

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

Piercer Wanted – Royal Flesh Tattoo and Piercing

Job Type: Piercer Wanted

Company Name: Royal Flesh Tattoo and Piercing

Job Location: CHICAGO, IL

Job Description: We are looking for someone who can start ASAP.
Wants to work full time.
Team Player who loves this industry and working with artists. Who is ready and willing to help out when needed.
Cleanliness / Hygiene is Crucial.
You keep yourself and your work area neat, cleaned,
sanitized and organized.
Experience: 3 – 5 years of shop experience, piercing portfolio work references, positive reviews.
Provide a fun, safe and educational piercing experience for clients with professionalism throughout.
Able to provide clients with proper care instructions and experienced trouble shooting skills.
is an APP member or aspires to be.
has experience w/ high quality jewelry & thread less, titanium and gold.
Is self motivated, organized , willing to build on their
education and grow with this industry.
if possible, is willing to relocate to Chicago, IL.
Competitive pay and commission with a good
tipping clientele. Has excellent bed side manner, willing to help the shop and personal growth.
Creative and caring and strives for nothing less than excellence.
We are proud to carry the finest of body jewelry from brands such as Anatometal, NeoMetal, Industrial Strength, Tawapa, Glasswear, LeRoi, Body Gems, and more which is constantly growing.
Royal Flesh Tattoo and Piercing in Chicago, IL is an established tattoo and piercing studio with a growing client base and marketing strategies to expand and grow the business. Since 2009, we established a solid reputation for ourselves, and we have a high demand for custom tattoos and body piercings. We pride our shop on delivering an outstanding customer experience as well as keeping the the shop clean beyond expectations and by offering skilled, friendly, professional service and top quality jewelry.

To schedule your portfolio review and interview.
Send a link of some your current body piercings pictures
with a brief description of yourself, experience and contact information to.
Contact Name: Nick Maiella
Contact Email: royalfleshtattooandpiercing@gmail.com
Website: http://www.royalflesh.com

Contact Name: Nick Maiella

Contact Email: royalfleshtattoo@live.com

Website: http://www.royalflesh.com

Are there APP members employed at this studio?: No. There are no APP members employed at this studio.

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