Open Piercer Forum

A free meet-up for all active professional body piercers of all levels to discuss our industry & future conference.

Meet and greet with other piercers, have the opportunity to learn from each other, and discuss our needs as practitioners.

You DO NOT need to be an active AUPP member to attend.

Speak to the AUPP about what you would like to see happen within the industry, and what you’d find valuable at a piercing conference.


Melbourne, VIC

When Sunday 18th September 2022. 12noon-3pm
Where East Melb Library – Meeting Room
Address 122 George Street East Melbourne VIC 3002
Transport Tram: ​Route 11. Jolimont Station-MCG/Wellington Pde
Train: ​Jolimont Railway Station

Sydney, NSW

When Sunday 9th October 2022. 12noon-3pm
Where Darling Square Library
Address The Exchange, levels 1 and 2, 1 Little Pier St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Transport 8min walk from Town Hall Station

Brisbane, QLD

When Sunday 6th November 2022. 12noon-3pm
Where Brisbane Square Library
Address 266 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Transport 9min walk from Brisbane Central

Perth, WA

When Sunday 4th December 2022. 12noon-4pm
Where City of Perth Library Auditorium
Address 573 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
Transport 5min walk from Perth station

Christchurch, New Zealand

When Thursday 12th January 2023. 12noon-3pm
Where Abberley Park Hall
Address 15 Abberley Crescent, St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Transport 7min walk from Edgeware Village stop on bus route 28

What to expect as an attendee

  • The opportunity to be a part of a larger community
  • Find local support and connections to help you grow as a piercer
  • Have your say about what you want to see in our industry
  • Talk to the AUPP about what you’d benefit from most at a local piercing conference
  • Open forum for all your piercer questions
  • Gifts for all attendees from our sponsors
  • Social activities afterward (not run or sponsored by the AUPP)

Digital Attendance

Due to the round-table style format, you will have the best experience and contribution by attending physically.

Who can attend

Any currently active member of the body art industry, including body piercers, apprentices, piercer managers, studio owners, etc.

At this time we are not inviting prospective piercers or those currently between studios.

You must be 18+ in order to attend.

Questions or comments?