We’ve talked about this a few times on the blog. We are not trying to tell people that APP members are the only safe piercers out there. Members in the Association of Professional Piercers operate with certain jewelry and environmental standards. Any professional piercer would be capable of meeting or exceeding APP standards if they chose to make it a priority.
Read this brochure on How to Choose a Piercer. It will walk you through some of the things you want to look for when trying to find a good studio.