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The Association of Professional Piercers is excited to announce that digital download of our Procedure Manual (2013 Edition) is now available for FREE! Contributions are welcome, but not required. We are working to bring you an updated edition soon.
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. This manual does NOT contain piercing technique instructions.
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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. This manual does NOT contain piercing technique instructions.
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Version 2 Digital Download - I am very pleased to announce the first ever updated 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 of the Board and the APP 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.
— Jef Saunders, APP President 2016 - 2019