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THE POINT THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jef Saunders—President Cody Vaughn—Vice-President Aaron Pollack—Secretary Paul King—Treasurer Kendra J. Berndt—Director of Events & Operations Luis Garcia—International Liaison Ryan Ouellette—Outreach Coordinator Steve Joyner—Legislation & Regulatory Affairs Jef Saunders—Membership Liaison Miro Hernandez—Public Relations Brian Skellie—Medical Liaison

ADMINISTRATOR Caitlin McDiarmid

EDITORIAL STAFF Managing Editor of Content & Archives—Kendra J. Berndt Managing Editor of Content & Statistics—Marina Pecorino Contributing Editor—Ryan Clark Historical Curator—Badur Ramji Art Director & Contributing Editor—Jim Ward

ADVERTISING kendrajaneb@safepiercing.org Front Cover: Painting by R.S. Connett Used as the cover image for Piercing Fans International Quarterly issue #46, 1996 ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PIERCERS 1.888.888.1APP • safepiercing.org • info@safepiercing.org Donations to The Point are always appreciated. The Association of Professional Piercers is a California-based, international non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, health care professionals, legislators, and the general public. Material submitted for publication is subject to editing. Submissions should be sent via email to editor@safepiercing.org. The Point is not responsible for claims made by our advertisers. However, we reserve the right to reject advertising that is unsuitable for our publication.

IN THIS ISSUE

4 FROM THE EDITORS

7 PRESIDENT’S CORNER

8 THE 90S

16 WHAT A YEAR CAN DO

18 THE MENTOR PROGRAM

19 UPDATE FROM THE SECRETARY

22 BPA: CHARLES GATEWOOD

28 BPA: JEWELRY EXHIBIT

30 UK APP UPDATE

26 SILVER ANCHOR

32 12TH ITALIAN SUSCON, 2016

34 PIERCING—AN INTERVIEW WITH MIRO HERNANDEZ

ISSUE 79

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The Point #79  

piercing techniques, body-art-legislation, history, and anthropology, as well as reports on Conferences and events in the US and around the...

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