Questions & Answers – Association Of Professional Piercers

  • Does HBA have memebers of the APP on staff?
    • Yes, all of HBA’s piercers are members of the APP.
  • What is it?
    • APP / The Association of Professional Piercers
    • The APP is an international non-profit organization that focuses on health and safety.
    • The APP educates the piercing community and legislators on proper techniques, health / safety requirements, and inspections.
  • Why is it important?
    • The requirements also extend to the shop the piercer works in. Ensuring that the shop is a sanitary environment and that healthy business practices are used at all times.
    • To become a member of the APP, a piercer must meet certain health and safety requirements, such as certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens.
  • Additional Info:
  • Fraud:
    • If an artist is claiming to be a member of the APP, simply go to the APP webpage and check the directory listing of all active members.
    • Click here to check the list.
    • If they are a listed member then they also need current certifications in CPR, Blood Borne Pathogens, and First Aid.
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