Body Piercing Program
Body piercing, a form of body art, is the act of penetrating the skin to make, generally permanent in nature, a hole, mark, or scar.
It does not include the use of a mechanized, pre-sterilized ear-piercing system that penetrates the outer perimeter or lobe of the ear or both.
The Florida Department of Health Pinellas County regulates approximately 30 body piercing facilities in Pinellas County.
Body Piercing Facility Information
How do I apply for a permit?Apply for a permit at the following site:
Are there training requirements for operators and piercers?YES - Operators and piercers (defined in section 381.0075, F.S. , and section 64E-19.002, F.A.C. , respectively) need training in infection control procedures prior to licensure of a body-piercing salon.
Where can I see inspection results for a Health Department inspected facility?Follow these instructions.
Where can I find more information about the Florida Department of Health’s role in these facilities?Visit the Florida Department of Health website: