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Regulation frequently changes. Please note that the Body Piercing Related Bills and Legislation contained on this page may not be the most current, though every effort will be made to update regularly.
Christina Shull started piercing professionally in 2000 and has been a Business Member of the Association of Professional Piercers since 2003. She served as the APP Secretary from 2005-2007 and has been actively involved with the APP since then, including teaching classes and speaking at many annual conferences and representing the APP at various events. Christina is an active committee member for both the APP Legislation and Regulatory Affairs Committee and the APP Bloodborne Pathogens Committee.
Her passion for improving standards for the piercing industry is what lead Christina to become an official member of the APP Legislation and Regulatory Affairs committee in 2011. In addition to her contributions to the committee, she has also been an advisory committee member for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Vice-Chair of the Oregon Board of Body Art Practitioners in 2012 and 2013, and has been an advisory committee member for the Washington Department of Licensing.
In addition to her work with the Association of Professional Piercers, Christina has also served on her local Board of Directors for the YWCA and has been the organizer for a private APP conference scholarship. She is the owner of Integrity Piercing in Wenatchee, Washington, which is one of few piercing-only studios in North America. In the little bit of spare time that she has, Christina enjoys cuddling her three cats and taking road trips.
Seth Dietz is more than just a fabulous beard. He is a professional and dedicated piercer who is esteemed by his peers – clients and industry co-workers alike. He started piercing in 2006 and has continued to challenge himself by learning everything he can to be the best possible piercer. He has attended Fakir Body Piercing Intensives – both Basic and Advanced. He takes and teaches classes annually at the Association of Professional Piercers Conference. He is a founding member of the Oregon Association of Professional Piercers (OPP). He is also a board member for the State of Oregon’s Board of Body Art Practitioners. Seth loves exquisite gold jewelry, ear-projects, surface piercing, and making sure clients leave feeling confident about how to take care of their new piercings. When he’s not piercing he’s hiking or climbing mountains with his awesome wife somewhere in the great outdoors or drinking a pint at a beard competition.
Matt Bavougian is happy to serve on the APP's Legislation and Regulatory Affairs Committee. He has been working with piercing and body art legislation since 2005 when he helped organize piercers and tattooers in Illinois. He is also a current volunteer with the National Environmental Health Association's model body art code work group as well as the Association of Food And Drug Officials' Sub-committee on Body Art Materials.
Matt owns and operates Onyx Piercing Studio (formerly Know Piercing) in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives with his wife and two daughters. Together they enjoy hiking through the numerous parks in and around Lincoln. Matt enjoys cooking in his spare time. He has a particular affinity for curing and smoking meats, as well as pickling and fermenting. Matt was the head chef for the first annual Camp APP and looks forward to cooking for his fellow piercers as long as they'll let him.
|Web Site (Legislature Portal)|
|Alaska||SB 34||No legislation relating to body piercing is under review by the current session of the State of Alaska. Legislature.http://www.legis.state.ak.us/|
|Arizona||HB2488 & HB2345||No legislation relating to body piercing is under review by the current session of the State of Arizona Legislature. htpp://www.azleg.state.az.us/|
|Arkansas||SB 38, SB 128, and ACT 28||http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/|
Effective date: July 1, 2012.
Official notice: http://gov.ca.gov/Link to the law http://www.
|District of Columbia||-||http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/|
|New Hampshire||-||http://gencourt.state.nh.us/ http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xxx/314-a/314-a-mrg.htm|
|New Jersey||A1079 and A1716||http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/|
|Oregon||-||http://www.oregon.gov/OHLA/BP/index.shtml * Updated!|