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.



Upcoming Events

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

The APP Office will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Please stay healthy and financially well as the world moves forward through this crisis.
We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

The APP Office will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

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

COVID-19 Cancellations

Apr 30 2020
The APP has cancelled the 2020 Conference & Exposition, Camp APP Members’ Retreat, and all in-person APP gatherings.

APP Recommendations for post-COVID

Apr 22 2020
Recommended guidelines for all body artists to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in their workplace.

COVID-19 - 15 Days To Slow The Spread

Mar 16 2020
March update from the APP with recommended guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19.