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Body Piercing

Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County

Body piercing is an invasive procedure that presents the potential for infection. It can result in infections of the pierced site, especially if after care procedures are not followed. Blood borne pathogen transmission, such as Hepatitis B, is possible if minimum sanitary and safety standards are not met.

Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding the body piercing program please call (863) 993-4601 extension 120.

Regulatory Code

Chapter 64E-19 Florida Administrative Code