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Body piercing safety

Make sure your body piercing is done safely to reduce the risk of getting an illness such as HIV, hepatitis B or C or other infections.

Before your piercing

Choose a piercing studio that’s inspected by Peel Public Health. We routinely inspect personal service businesses, including piercing studios. Following every inspection, a disclosure sign is provided and must be posted at the main entrance.

Review the latest inspection results and convictions of personal service businesses.

If you have an infection, sore or rash on your body near where you want to get pierced (within 15 cm), wait until that area has healed.

Public Health requires the piercer to collect the name and contact information of the person being pierced.

During your piercing

After the piercing

Contact a public health inspector

To report unsanitary or unsafe conditions where piercing is offered, or an illness or infection after getting a piercing, email Peel Public Health or call 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.