Please note: The Membership Committee will resume processing new applications in August. Applicants are welcome to continue submitting, but response will be delayed until after the 2018 APP Conference & Exposition.
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Digital Download - This comprehensive guide contains everything from a piercers' introduction to microbiology and detailed information on skin preparation, body jewelry, aftercare, equipment, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization, right up through ethics and legalities, dealing with emergencies and much more.
Hard Copy Edition - This comprehensive guide contains everything from a piercers' introduction to microbiology and detailed information on skin preparation, body jewelry, aftercare, equipment, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization, right up through ethics and legalities, dealing with emergencies and much more.
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Digital Download - I am very pleased to announce the first ever APP Suggested Body Piercer Apprenticeship Guideline and Curriculum. To everyone who contributed, and there are so many, you have my personal thanks as well as the thanks fo the Board and the APPs as a whole. This is a free publication for the entire piercing community.
I am so proud to have this available to our community . I have heard countless stories over the years about poor apprenticeships, inexperienced mentors, and dangerous work situations. I hope this document is helpful to would-be mentors to help determine if they are ready to train a piercer, and give them a framework for them to build on and add to. I hope this is empowering for people looking to become apprentices, so they have some basis on which to search for a mentor. For those apprentices who are already in good hands, I hope it reinforces the quality education they are receiving. And I hope it is a powerful tool that helps our amazing community make the most of the fresh talent joining us every day.
—President Jef Saunders