The Association of Professional Piercers is a California-based, international non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, health care professionals, legislators, and the general public.
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He now has his own private studio in the heart of the Mission district, contact him directly to set up appointments!
Master Piercer Elayne Angel is known for being a pioneer in the field. She continues to make tremendous contributions to our industry's piercing techniques and aftercare, as well as placements. To access her extensive library of piercing FAQ, as well as the aftercare and history of these piercings, read her articles here
Another great source for information is Elayne's book, the only comprehensive reference book about safe body piercing. This book's information is valuable and accessible for everyone who has an interest in the subject.
This APP member studio is located in Philadelphia, PA. They have a great staff, and their website is a wonderful source for up-to-date, and accurate piercing information.
We love having this company's jewelry! The craftsmanship is unmistakable. The materials and gem stones are of the highest quality, and their selection is vast and varied. We keep a lot of their products in stock, but if there's something you see on their site that we don't have in the studio we can definitely order it for you!
Another fantastic company we adore! Their super high quality, attention to detail, and excellent customer service are just a few reasons they're known and respected by anyone who loves good jewelry. We can also do special orders from these guys, and customizing your own gemmed eyelets adds fun to the process!
You ready to go for gold? Well, if you can dream it, these folks can make it happen. We keep a lot of their jewelry-some basic, some ornate-in stock, but doing custom orders is another, almost endless, option. Any combination of solid 14 and 18karat gold, platinum, cubic zirconium and genuine stone can be assembled to create a lifetime-guaranteed piece that you'll be excited to show off forever.
This company's patented "snap-together" push-pin style jewelry is some of our favorite! The super secure, comfortable, easy to use design allows for no worrying about gems coming unthreaded and getting lost. And with a very wide selection of different interchangeable ends, you're style can really shine!
Handmade, impeccable quality jewelry that you can tell apart from anyone else's, this jewelry is versatile, ornate, and sturdy. Based in Oakland, Little Seven produces body jewelry like none other. You will cherish their pieces for a lifetime.
Glass jewelry is a colorful, affordable, comfortable option when it comes to body jewelry. Borosilicate glass is a sturdy, non-porous, bio-compatible material, and especially great for stretching. This company has been around for years and has perfected the art of great looking plugs, shapes, and custom designs!
One of our favorite companies to get stone jewelry from, with fantastic selection of high quality stones, crafted flawlessly. They also make single-flared stone plugs, which is great news for those with smaller gauge piercings, or who like to stretch with certain stones. They also make some of the most insanely detailed, unique hanging style jewelry in wide ranges of wood and bone!