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rec.arts.bodyart: Piercing FAQ 4A--Professional Organizations, Piercing Instruction

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Archive-name: bodyart/piercing-faq/professional-resources/partA
Last-modified: May 01, 2000
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Summary: This posting contains information about body piercing. Anyone 
    interested in the subject and/or who wishes to read/post to 
    rec.arts.bodyart should read the Piercing FAQ first.

The rec.arts.bodyart Piercing FAQ is divided into 30 parts:

1--Introduction
2A--Jewelry Materials
2B--Jewelry Sizes & Designs
2C--Facial Piercings & Their Suggested Jewelry
2D--Body Piercings & Their Suggested Jewelry 
2E--Genital Piercings & Their Suggested Jewelry
3--Getting A New Piercing
4A--Professional Organizations, Piercing Instruction
4B--Professional Piercers - United States - Alabama - California
4C--Professional Piercers - United States - Colorado - Iowa
4D--Professional Piercers - United States - Kansas - Nevada
4E--Professional Piercers - United States - New Hampshire - North Dakota
4F--Professional Piercers - United States - Ohio - Pennsylvania
4G--Professional Piercers - United States - Rhode Island - Wyoming
4H--Professional Piercers - Canada
4I--Professional Piercers - Beyond N. America
4J--Professional Piercers - Beyond N. America Cont'd
5--Care Of New Piercings
6--The Healing Process & Healing Problems
7--Healed Piercings
8--Historical Information
9A--Resource List
9B--Resource List Cont'd
10A--Personal Experiences - Facial & Unisex Piercings
10B--Personal Experiences - Genital Piercings
10C--Personal Experiences - Genital Piercings Cont'd
10D--Personal Experiences - Genital Piercings Cont'd
11A--Jewelry Manufacturers
11B--Jewelry Manufacturers Cont'd
11C--Jewelry Manufacturers Cont'd

This section includes:

4A  Professional Organizations, Instruction
   4A.1  Professional Organizations
   4A.2  Piercing Instruction

All texts written and (c) 2000 by Anne Greenblatt unless otherwise
noted.
Please see Part 1 of the FAQ for information regarding copyright and 
dissemination of the FAQ.


4A.1  PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
      ==========================
      
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS, PO Box 90987, San Diego,
  California 92169
  1-888-515-4APP
  http://www.safepiercing.org
  Non-profit organization.
   Publishes "The Point" newsletter, information on techniques,
products,
   sterilization, and laws that affect the piercing profession. Back
issues
   on view at website. Members must comply to a number of strict safety
and
   hygiene requirements including but not limited to autoclave testing,
   completion of Red Cross First Aid/CPR Course, and submission of
studio
   photos. The APP presents an annual conference with educational
seminars
   open to anyone in the piercing industry.
  
AMERICAN BODY ART ASSOCIATION, 2309 Ft. Henry Drive, Kingsport,
  Tennessee 37664
  (423) 378-6402
  http://www.body-art.com/abaa.htm
  abaa@body-art.com
  
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BODY ARTS
  http://www.bme.freeq.com/caba/index.html
  Contact Denise Robinson of AMBIENT <ambient@ambient.on.ca>
  "A non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the Body Art
  industry as safe and ethical, and eliminating misinformation while 
  maintaining high standards in member shops. Membership not limited
  to Canadian shops."

EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS ASSOCIATION, Bristol, England
  0117 960 3923
  Contact Phil Barry, Chairman
 
ILLINOIS COALITION OF PROFESSIONAL TATTOOISTS AND PIERCERS,
   fax (708) 709--0145
   http://www.bodybasics.com/coalit/coal.html
   tatpierce@aol.com
   
NATIONAL PIERCING ASSOCIATION**, PO Box 14345, San Luis Obispo,
California
  93406
  (805) 549-9346, 1-800-549-4NPA
  **The NPA was "put on hold" in the summer of 1995. The future of the
  NPA is unknown.
  
PENNSYLVANIA COALITION OF PROFESSIONAL TATTOOISTS AND BODY PIERCERS
  http://www.pa-tattoo.com/
  President Tim Azinger, PO Box 502, Carnegie, PA 15106
  (412) 531-5319, <Amazinger@aol.com>
  Vice-President Drake Cox, (814) 726-2860, fax (814) 716-2850,   
  <tattoo@pa-tattoo.com>


4A.2  PIERCING INSTRUCTION
      ====================

AMERICAN BODY ART ASSOCIATION
  Prevention of Disease Transmission Via Bloodborne Pathogens Training
and 
  Certification program
  2309 Ft. Henry Drive, Kingsport, Tennessee 37664
  (423) 378-6402
  http://www.body-art.com/abaa.html
  
ÄSTHETIC PIERCING, David Scheidl, Sulzdorfer Weg 7, 86655 Mündling
Harburg,
  Germany
  (0 90 80) 20 15, fax (0 90 80) 40 77
  http://www.piercing.de
  info@piercing.de

ECLIPSE INK, INC. PIERCING WORKSHOP, 7615 Aurora Avenue N., Seattle,
  Washington 98103
  (206) 706-0333, fax (206) 706-3100

THE EXOTIC BODY, 1219 19th Street, Sacramento, California 95815
  Office: 2804 T Street, Sacramento, 95815
  1-800-411-OUCH (6824), Fax (916) 455-8239
  mike@exoticbody.com
  http://www.exoticbody.com

FAKIR MUSAFAR PROFESSIONAL BODY PIERCING INTENSIVES
  Insight Books, P.O. Box 2575, Menlo Park, California 94026
  (415) 324-0543
  http://www.bodyplay.com/school/

FREEDOM DESIGN EMPORIUM TATTOOING, Jeff or Vicki Fuhrmann 
  PO Box 1173, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324-9998 
  (520) 639-3036
  http://www.sedona.net/fdetat2/apprent.html
  flashtat@sedona.net

HEALTH EDUCATORS, INC., 2710 Detroit Avenue, Lower Level, 
   Cleveland, Ohio 44113
   (216) 623-0815, fax (216) 623-0745
   healtheducators@earthlink.net
   David Vidra, C.L.P.N., M.A., Authorized Outreach Instructor for 
   OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) General Industry

IMAX INTERNATIONAL, Via Emilia, 41, PO Box 240, 47036 Riccione Rn Italy
  Tel. +39 541 642160, Fax +39 541 643542
  http://www.imaxint.com
  imax@rimini.com
  Contact Max Grassi

METAL MORPHOSIS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BODY PIERCING, Unit 4 Peterly 
Business Centre, 472 Hackney Road, London E2 9EQ, England
  0171 729 9223
  http://www.metalmorphosis.co.uk/metal.morphosis
  http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/town/estate/gx18
  metal.morphosis@dial.pipex.com
  4 and a half day course with an average of 10 to 15 piercings done   
  under the guideness of our senior lecturer Mr David J Potasnick.

NEW MILLENIUM BODY PIERCING AND SEMINARS at Patrick Bear Body Shop,
   808 E. Roy Street, Seattle, 98102
   Mailing Address: Al D. Sowers, 1122 East Pike Street PMB #737, 
   Seattle, 98122-3934
  (206) 325-6565, voice mail (206) 783-0884
  http://www.piercingeducation.com
  ald@piercingeducation.com
   Piercer / instructor: Al D. Sowers (former Board Member of the APP, a
   committee member for National Environmental Health Association Body
Art
   Committee)

NEXT! BODY PIERCING & AFTERCARE,  1068 Granville Street, Vancouver,
  V6Z 1L4 Canada
  (604) 684-6398

PIERCING PRO'S INC., 5925 Newport Avenue, Portage, Indiana 46368
  (219) 764-2759, pager 1-800-483-0094 pin#4916862
  Contact Jim Trafny <jimie1@juno.com>
  Piercing needles, tools, supplies.
  Onsite consultations for studio design and training programs.

PROFESSIONAL PIERCING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, PO Box 390288, Anza,
  California 92539
  (415) 201-2181, (909) 763-9728, fax (909) 763-9729
  ppis@koan.com
  Contact Debra Miller and Sky Renfro
  Providing information, consultation and piercing seminars in a
variety 
  of geographical locations.

STAINLESS STUDIOS, 609 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2B7 Canada
  (416) 504-1433, 1-800-548-7615
  http://home.ican.net/~bodyart/
  bodyart@io.org


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                              Anne Greenblatt
                Manager of the rec.arts.bodyart Piercing FAQ
                             Piercing Exquisite
                      http://www.piercingexquisite.com

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