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AWAY TO THE UKAPP CONFERENCE

 

Its that time of year again when we close for a few days to be part of the annual UKAPP conference

This is a professional piercing conference running since 2015 by the non-profit health and safety organisation www.ukapp.org.uk

As you may already know our senior piercier Nici is the founding member of this organisation, working towards higher industry standards across the UK

We will be closing early, 3pm on Saturday the 5th October and returning to regular opening hours on Thursday the 10th October

OFF TO THE UKAPP CONFERENCE

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we are attending the annual UKAPP educational piercing conference, held in September.

This provides us a fantastic learning opportunity but unfortunately  means we will closing early, 4pm, on Saturday 16th and closed on the Monday 18th September.

We will be returning to normal on Wednesday 20th all bright eyed and bushy tailed and with heads filled with knowledge and pockets full of new shiny jewellery!

 

CLOSING EARLY 4pm Saturday 16th Sept

CLOSED Monday 18th Sept

 

OFF TO THE APP CONFERENCE

Its that time of year again when we take the opportunity to expand out knowledge.

This year I have the pleasure in announcing that I won the AD Scholarship to the APP conference in Vegas where I will be representing the UK piercing industry for the UKAPP13592813_1254713047874779_3450645977338330434_n

Not only will there be amazing piercer networking opportunities and a wonderful chance to learn at dedicated seminars but also a huge amount of jewellery to invest in for the store. So expect lots of photos soon of new stock!

So, there will be away from the studio: Monday 18th July – Thursday 4th August

THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS

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WE ARE THE FIRST PIERCING STUDIO TO ATTAIN APP MEMBER STATUS IN THE UK FOR MORE THAN A DECADE

 

As of this today, Blue Lotus are proud members of the APP – Needless to say this has been huge cause for celebration at the studio.

Whats the APP I suspect you wonder? The APP has been around since 1994. Yet its existence is not as widely well known as it could be. Beginning as a political action group in California to address legislation concerns, it has grown to become a nonprofit  health and safety organization dedicated to the decimation of information regarding body piercing.

The Association of Professional Piercers [APP] is an international health and safety organization. It is a nonprofit voluntary alliance dedicated to the dissemination of information about body piercing. Governed by a voluntary elected Board of Directors, the APP is a united group of piercing professionals that freely shares information to help fellow members, piercers, health care professionals, legislators, health inspectors, and the general public get the best and most up-to-date information about body piercing.

“During the first week of my apprenticeship which started in 1999 I was handed copy of the APP health and safety procedure manual. 
Although it didn’t contain much looking back [but] at the time it was gold dust. A bible. I must have read that worn copy cover to cover over a dozen times.
I knew back then that my future contained the APP. That I’d eventually run my own studio and be responsible for the decisions that would include APP membership”  … Nici

The APP do not constitute as ‘the piercing police’ telling piercers how to pierce or judging their technical abilities – rather – actually ensuring that stringent environmental criteria are set, maintained and updated accordingly. Becoming an APP member does not mean a studio has better piercers. It means the environment you are being pierced meets the highest of safety standards currently required of any professional piercing body.

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