The Alliance of Professional Tattooists, Inc.

is a non-profit organization founded in 1992.

The APT's founding mission is to address the health and safety issues facing the growing national tattoo industry.


About Us

Faces of the APT

See what we've been up to and view our members and events.



We have promoted autoclaving, sterilized equipment, gloves, barriers and equipment to keep you safe, even before it was the law.

Prior to then, there was no organized effort to help educate artists nor were there any types of developed standards of infection control procedure.

Times have changed and so has our industry. APT has grown to include more than just safety standards. This is the professional organization for professional Tattooists.

APT has been called upon by many states to help formulate the laws that govern our industry. It is your organized voice to lawmakers!

APT is tattoo professionals coming together to promote and provide continuing education



Looking to the future

The  APT’s focus remains squarely on the continuing education of artists and their apprentices in the practice of infection control, the establishment of professional standards and the implementation of professional practices with regard to health and safety in the tattoo industry

Your APT

The APT exists through its members.  As a non-profit organization, all money collected is put right back into the organization to provide the services our members enjoy.  As a member of a professional organization you have unlimited resources to obtain knowledge, the respect of other professionals and a voice. These benefits are priceless.


• PDTT.  6 hour Industry specific blood borne disease transmission prevention course. OSHA compliant.

• Mini-Course.  2 hour Industry specific blood borne disease transmission prevention course. Developed for the National Tattoo Assoc.

• Regional and State Representatives.  To facilitate seminars in your shop, county or state. Provide resources when dealing with your Legislators and Health Dept.

• Certified PDTT Instructors.

• Online BBP COurse

Annual Trade Show.

For Tattooists, by Tattooists. 75 hours of continuing education and access to Suppliers.




22052 W. 66th Street,

 Suite 225

Shawnee, KS 66226



P: 816-979-1300



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