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.

Recent News

Office Closures - 2018 Fall

Aug 24 2018
The APP Office will be closed from August 23-29; on September 3rd; and from October 1-14th. Please plan accordingly. Orders for brochure...

Conference has a new location in 2019!

Aug 17 2017
Our conference is getting an upgrade in 2019! Come spend the week (05-12-19 - 05-17-19) with us at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada!


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