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THE APT IS A MEMBERSHIP DRIVEN PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS LEAGUE WHICH IS FOCUSED ON HEALTH, SAFETY, PROMOTION AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE ART OF TATTOOING.
The concept of the APT was introduced in 1991 when a group of like-minded tattooists recognized a need to address health and safety issues within tattooing. APT gained nonprofit status in May of 1992.
The APT is devoted to uniting professional tattooists and educating all stakeholders on tattoo safety standards and best practices.
We are a member driven organization which is only as strong as the people in it.
Delving into the ink beneath the skin: Recent studies show the compounds in popular tattoo inks are common additives also found in foods, drugs, and cosmetics. The concentrations are substantially below permitted levels, suggesting safe exposure levels. As the tattoo industry gains popularity, there's a strong push for more ingredient research and transparency, yet current evidence does not suggest high toxicity. It's reassuring to know that our body art is not just beautiful, but also safe. Here's to continued analysis and enhancing safety practices.
Course covers Prevention of Disease Transmission in Tattooing, Microbiology & Disease, Sterilization & Disinfection, and BBP, with 3 hours dedicated to BBP and Communicable Diseases. This course is not Valid in Florida (go to the Seminars tab for approved FL course).
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Our Board of Directors are dedicated professional tattooists and tattoo lovers who willfully devote time, energy and passion to the care and advancement of our Tattoo trade. We thank these individuals who give of themselves tirelessly.
We are Resilient
Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in this area, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using hands-on experience in the field, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for all tattooists. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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