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

The Office will be CLOSED May 8 - 20 (Annual Conference) and May 22 - 27. We will be in the office...

Join us in Las Vegas, NV, USA for a week of education, excitement, comradery, jewelry, and history.

Recent News

Upcoming Office Closures - May 2019

Apr 1 2019
The Office will be CLOSED May 8 - May 20 for our Annual Conference, and CLOSED again May 22 - May 27. We will be in the office on May 21.

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 ...


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