APP 2014 fund

APP 2014 fund

From Karla Grimes

I am trying to raise money for travel/lodging for my first trip to the 19th ANNUAL APP CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION JUNE 8-13, 2014! Please like and share!

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almost 8 years ago

WHAT IS THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS?
WHAT IS THE APP?

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.
THE APP…

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.
(See: Publications, Products, and Educational Services).
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.
Does not police the piercing industry or piercers. The APP will respond to and resolve complaints against its members, in addition to those falsely claiming membership.
Does not license or certify piercers. Members do receive a certificate of membership which must be renewed every year. Attendees of APP classes receive a seminar certificate.
Does not allow piercings performed at its annual conference, nor does it teach people how to pierce. The APP provides supplemental education to piercers and has a number of Corporate Sponsors who provide basic piercing education.
Does not dictate the piercing technique(s) its Members use, what aftercare they suggest, or what specific piercings they may choose to perform.
Specifically addresses the practice of body piercing.
We do have a position on tattooing, branding, scarification, dermal punching, scalpelling, implants, or other types of body art.
Members are not precluded from also practicing these types of body modification where they are allowed by law.
Staffs an email/phone response system for individuals with questions regarding piercing.
Maintains a comprehensive website with information for piercers, piercees, educators, legislators, health care professionals, and anyone else with questions about body piercing.

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Karla Grimes posted a new update:
almost 8 years ago

What is the APP?

WHAT IS THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS?
WHAT IS THE APP?

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.
THE APP…

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.
(See: Publications, Products, and Educational Services).
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.
Does not police the piercing industry or piercers. The APP will respond to and resolve complaints against its members, in addition to those falsely claiming membership.
Does not license or certify piercers. Members do receive a certificate of membership which must be renewed every year. Attendees of APP classes receive a seminar certificate.
Does not allow piercings performed at its annual conference, nor does it teach people how to pierce. The APP provides supplemental education to piercers and has a number of Corporate Sponsors who provide basic piercing education.
Does not dictate the piercing technique(s) its Members use, what aftercare they suggest, or what specific piercings they may choose to perform.
Specifically addresses the practice of body piercing.
We do have a position on tattooing, branding, scarification, dermal punching, scalpelling, implants, or other types of body art.
Members are not precluded from also practicing these types of body modification where they are allowed by law.
Staffs an email/phone response system for individuals with questions regarding piercing.
Maintains a comprehensive website with information for piercers, piercees, educators, legislators, health care professionals, and anyone else with questions about body piercing.

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