Body piercing is an invasive procedure that presents the potential for infection. It can result in infections of
the pierced site, especially if aftercare procedures are not followed. Blood borne pathogen transmission, such as
Hepatitis B, is possible if minimum sanitary and safety standards are not met. The Alachua County Health Department
manages the Body Piercing Program for the following North Central Florida Counties: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union.
Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30.
Program Supervisor: Anthony Dennis (352) 334-7931
Permitting Clerk: Andee Bowman (352) 334-7938
Body Piercing Salon Annual Permit $150.00
Body Piercing Training
Chapter 64E-19 Florida
Conventional and Cosmetic Tattooing
Licensure and permitting, State of Florida, Department of Health