APP: the Association of Professional Piercers

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What is the APP and what does it do?

The Association of Professional Piercers, or APP, is an international health and safety organization based in California. It all started in 1994, when representatives from several piercing studios organized themselves as a political action group to address concerns with the legislation proposition AB101 in California. It rapidly grew to accommodate members and provide valuable representation for the piercing profession.

Association of Professional Piercers

Association of Professional Piercers

The APP is now a nonprofit voluntary alliance, dedicated to providing accurate and relevant education about body piercing to its worldwide members. It is guided by a voluntary elected Board of Directors, and its united group of piercing professionals freely share information to fellow members, piercers, health care professionals, legislators, health inspectors, and the public in general, to help them get the best and most up-to-date information about body piercing.

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They have an Annual Conference and Exposition. This year’s conference was from June 8th to the 13th in Las Vegas, and Mantra Tattoo & Body Piercing was present with one of our professional body piercers, Luke Horton. These conferences are held so that piercers, studio owners, vendors, and Health Inspectors can come together for a week of education and peer-to-peer sharing. They can also learn the core requirements as a new piercer or update their skills and information as an experienced one.


Come get pierced at Mantra!

Whether you are thinking of getting your first piercing, or if you already have a few and are looking to replace a piece or to get another one, come by our shop to check out our great selection of jewelry and get pierced by either one of our awesome piercing professionals: Chris and Randy.

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Piercing station at Mantra Tattoo

Mantra Tattoo & Body Piercing

We are Colorado’s Best Custom Tattoos and Piercing: a full service tattoo shop providing professional clean custom tattoos, piercings, and a large variety of jewelry and clothing. Schedule an appointment online or visit us to talk with one of our great artists.

Age requirements: 18 and up on your own with photo ID; 16 – 17 with legal guardian and both individuals required to have photo ID with matching last names.

Lil Chris Piercing at Mantra

Lil Chris Piercing at Mantra

1695 Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, Colorado
(303) 239-8282 / (303) 238-3736
Open: Mon – Sat 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sun 12:00 noon – 9:00pm.


Randy Piercing at Mantra

Randy Piercing at Mantra