Find a nearby professional piercer using the "member locator" search tool on the Association of Professional Piercers' website. The Association of Professional Piercers lists members from all over the country.
The Association of Professional Piercers is a non-profit collective for body piercers committed to ensuring that proper safety and health standards are practiced throughout the piercing community. Those interested in getting pierced should assess a piercer's ability to provide a sterile environment that minimizes the risk of infection. Safety-conscious professionals should always employ an autoclave, perform regular spore tests and keep all sterilized tools sealed. They should also thoroughly wash their hands and wear fresh gloves before every piercing.