At Steri-Studio, we believe in the APP’s core message, and are proud to support its efforts to encourage sound methods and the use of safe products, and to educate piercers, piercees, and the non-modified alike.


The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) is an international health and safety organization. It is a nonprofit voluntary alliance dedicated to the dissemination of information about body piercing. Governed by a voluntary elected Board of Directors, the APP is a united group of piercing professionals that freely shares information to help fellow members, piercers, health care professionals, legislators, health inspectors, and the general public get the best and most up-to-date information about body piercing.


  • Provides a professional association for piercers

  • Encourages piercers to meet and/or exceed the APP set standards and provides an avenue to show the public that this standard is being met.

  • Provides piercers, legislators, and the public with support and assistance in drafting appropriate legislation in the industry.

  • Provides piercing technique, business, and health education classes at our Annual Conference for piercers, health inspectors, and others related to the industry.

  • Provides educational and informational materials, including consumer-oriented brochures and our Health and Safety Procedure Manual for piercers.

  • Attends and is involved in health related conferences.

  • Provides information and professional opinions to the media, when requested and in response to erroneous information and articles about body piercing.

  • Presents lectures to students, health care professionals, and other related groups.

  • Publishes The Point, a quarterly newsletter dedicated to piercing related news and information for individuals in the industry.

    And more!

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Feel free to download and print the piercing aftercare brochures designed by the APP for your clients.