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

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!

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING PROGRAM

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...