APP - Association of Professional Piercers
Join the APP and support safe piercing - your membership includes many benefits, all which are described on the site.
APT - Alliance of Professional Tattooists
The APT has been around for a long time and is highly respected by tattoo artists around the world. There are several different levels of membership from patron to professional. Joining shows you support safe tattooing and believe in raising the bar.
Conventional and Cosmetic Tattoo Association
Conventional and Cosmetic Tattoo Association is a non-profit organization that welcomes both styles of tattoo artist under one organization. Our purpose is to unite the artists and to share information without a price tag attached to it.
NTA - National Tattoo Association
The NTA puts on one of the best tattoo conventions each year, represented by some of the top artists in the world. But not just anyone can join - their limit has been reached and now they only accept associates, which is explained on their membership page.
Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals
This non-profit organization is dedicated to serving you, the customer and the professional, in ensuring safe cosmetic enhancements in the U.S.
The American Academy of Micropigmentation
Micropigmentation, another form of cosmetic enhancement, also has a non-profit advocate to ensure professionalism in its field.
Should the Body Art Industry be Regulated?
Should tattoo and body piercing businesses and practitioners be held to certain standards by the law and health departments, or should they be left alone and trusted to regulate themselves? This article explores both sides of the issue.