UKAPP Logo. UK Association of Professional Piercers

Strengthening body piercing standards through education, outreach and collaboration

The UK Association of Professional Piercers (UKAPP) is a not-for-profit health and safety organisation set up to improve piercing industry standards within the UK. Working collaboratively with other professionals by joining the organisation has a number of benefits.


We have held a conference every autumn since 2015, these conferences have grown in size and content every year. As well as offering seminars, classes and roundtable discussions led by piercers from all around the globe, we showcase some of the finest jewellery manufacturers from both the UK and overseas. ​

Jewellery Verification for Piercers

The UKAPP maintains a list of jewellery manufacturers who produce implant grade titanium whose titanium standards meet our requirements.

This will be an ever-changing list as new manufacturers appear on the market or change their business model.

Associates and Sister Organisations

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Piercing

DGP German Piercing Society Logo

Asociación Latinoamericana de Body Piercing

Asociación Latinoamericana de Body Piercing

Association of Professional Piercers Benelux

Australasian United Professional Piercers

Logo for Australian United Professional Piercers

Association of Professional Piercers