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

Q4 Board Meeting

December 16, 2019

The current Board of Directors and Officers will meet to discuss membership, outreach, policies, and...

Office Closure

December 24, 2019

The Office will be CLOSED December 24 - 25, 2019.
Orders for brochures will be processed during...

Office Closure

December 31, 2019

The Office will be CLOSED December 31, 2019 - January 2, 2020.
Orders for brochures will be processed...

Join us July 5-10, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV, USA for a week of education, excitement, comradery, jewelry,...

See the full Calendar of Events and submit professional piercing-related events in your area.

Recent News

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.

A piercing cure?

Nov 15 2015
Currently there is no compelling evidence to support or refute claims of aid for any health conditions by body piercing. Therefore we pol...