Florida Department of Health
approved body art training provider

Our Class Schedule

Initial Body Piercing Class
Next Class: Wednesday, June 26 @ 7:00 pm

This is an intensive, hands-on class that introduces the Florida state laws to new and current body piercers. We cover proper sterile field set-up, cross contamination prevention procedures, bio-medical waste handling and storage, infection control and a number of other issues affecting the body piercing industry as it pertains to Florida State law. This class meets all requirements of Florida Statute 64E-19 for the initial and annual body piercing training requirements.

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CPR, AED, First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens
Next Class: Wednesday, June 26 @ 4:30 pm

Attendance in this class will enable you to earn 4 certifications in 1 day. You will earn BLS CPR with AED, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens and the Initial Body Piercing Certification (sign up for the body piercing class in the separate event page). This class has a strict limit of 12 people and therefore must be paid ahead of time to ensure we do not have any empty seats. Additionally, this class may be canceled if we do not have 4 people signed up.

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This course is a comprehensive and practical training program designed to educate both novice and experienced body piercers on the laws of Florida. The curriculum includes instruction on appropriate techniques for establishing a sterile environment, preventing cross-contamination, managing and storing biomedical waste, implementing infection control measures and other related topics. Successful completion of this course satisfies the mandatory initial and annual training requirements outlined in Florida Statute 64E-19.

All student who wish to take this class must submit proof of initial training before a refresher certificate can be issued. Initial training MUST be done in person. This class is approved by the Florida Department of Health and meets the requirements for the Florida Body Piercing Annual Education under 64E-19 F.A.C. This learn-at-your-own-pace refresher course can be accesed here.

This class provides every document needed in order to be compliant with all 64E-19, 64E-16 & 64E-28 F.A.C. rules and regulations regarding body piercing, tattooing and biomedical waste in the state of Florida. We’ll guide you through each document every step of the way, and every document is downloadable and customizable to your own body art facility. Includes release forms, license applications, detailed videos & more. Online course can be accessed here.

We offer a variety of private services, including hosting private classes (with minimum head count), one-on-one body piercing lessons, shop design assistance and guidance on handling the large amount of government paperwork associated with opening a body art shop. For more details on how to arrange private services, contact Crea at crea@zedgepiercing.com.

Jump Start Your Body Piercing Business & Learn Basic Body Piercing Techniques

Have you ever dreamed of opening your own Body Piercing Studio? Now is this time to take advantage of the booming Body Piercing Business!

***This is NOT the Initial Body Piercing Class. This is an Extra Add On Class the day after the initial piercing class***

In this fully interactive class, you will learn how to “Jump Start Your Body Piercing Business”

I will teach you everything you need to know to start your own body piercing business and I will teach you how to perform 5 of the most common body piercings

After Completion of this class, you will learn:

– How to successfully start your Body Piercing Business
– How to Perform Market Research & Develop Your Business Plan
– How To Find A Location
– All of the legal requirements & permitting required and how to obtain them
– How to successfully design your Body Piercing Studio
– What equipment to purchase, why you should purchase it and how to use it
– What body jewelry to use, how to purchase Body Jewelry & which companies to purchase from. You will also be set up with wholesale body jewelry accounts
– Which tools you need to purchase and how to use those tools
– How to handle employees & deal with employee problems
– Proper aftercare of a Body Piercing
– Common problems resulting from a body piercing procedure

You will learn how to perform 5 of the most common body piercings including:


You will learn how to use the body piercing tools that are needed for these procedures. We will be practicing on silicone molds, using real body piercing needles, real body jewelry and real body piercing tools. Everything that you use in the class is yours to keep so you can use it when you successfully open your body piercing business.

As an added bonus, you will also receive:

– Lifetime access to my online class “Florida Facility Documents” which includes detailed instructions and downloadable forms for every paper document, required form and health department licensing needed for tattooing, body piercing and biomedical waste in the State of Florida. Everything is fully customizable for your own business!
– Body Piercing & Business Advice, as needed by Phone, Text or E-Mail. As your instructor, I want you to succeed and I want you to properly run your body piercing business. Therefore, I am only a Phone Call, Text Message or Email away. Once you take my class, I consider you a student for life and I am happy to help with any questions that you have or advice that you need.

Pre-req: Current Florida Body Piercing Certification

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Class Location

All classes are held at the Southgate Community Center unless otherwise noted.

3145 Southgate Circle
Sarasota, FL 34239

All initial piercing classes start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

The CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogen Certification is an optional add-on class that starts at 4:30 pm.

For more information regarding upcoming classes, please contact Michael Crea by calling (941) 378-0914 or by sending an email to: crea@zedgepiercing.com

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Get all of your artists current in OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens Standards, CPR & First Aid, and many other industry certifications that go above and beyond state and federal law.

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Meet Your Instructor

Michael Crea, R.S., Expert Piercer

Crea is the owner of Z-Edge Tattoo & Body Piercing and Earthrise Enterprises in Sarasota, FL and has been an expert body piercer for over 25 years. Crea has earned various degrees related to his craft, including a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Management, and a Graduate certificate in Infection Control. Crea also holds a Registered Sanitarian (R.S.) credential through the Florida Environmental Health Association (FEHA) and a Certified Environmental Health Professional (CEHP) credential through the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). He is also a member of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and is an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor.

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In-Person Private Classes

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Initial Body Piercing Class

We can host a private class for you with a guaranteed minimum number of students. Class size minimum varies depending on the location, but starts at 30 students for the Initial Body Piercing Class.

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Private Body Piercing Lessons

Learn from a body piercing expert with over 25 years of experience with a customized class organized according to your unique needs. We will come to your location and teach you various body piercing skills as well as sterilization procedures and infection control.

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Body Art Consulting Services

We can provide guidance on many aspects of opening your own shop, including the design of your body art studio, all the government paperwork, how to deal with licensing and inspections and everything in between.

Online Classes

Online courses


We know you’re busy. To help your time go further, we offer our classes online at bodyart.training*.

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Learn at your own pace

You want to get the most out of your classes, so take the time you need for every lesson.

Piercing compliance


These online classes help you stay compliant with all Florida state regulations regarding body art.

*Initial Body Piercing Class MUST be taken in person.

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Shopping For Supplies

We are committed professionals who strive to meet our clients’ needs by providing them with high-grade medical, piercing, and tattoo equipment and tools. Customer satisfaction is crucial to us, so at Earth Rise, we offer hassle-free and prompt ordering, no minimum order limitations, and a customer-centric environment. Our product catalogs are frequently updated with new, advanced and high-quality supplies.

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Student Testimonials


10/10 would recommend I loved the goodies after, only complaint i would say is people talking while your teaching since it is distracting and made it harder to hear when you have whispers behind you. Overall everything was super fun and educational. It wasn’t like traffic school where you would doze off and sleep. Questions were answered and advice was given which was super helpful. So glad you guys decided to come to Miami. If any other classes are available other than the beginner class I would definitely love to take and will keep on a look out for those 🙂


Michael shares a wealth of knowledge with attendees. Worth every penny and the time.


Great class very informative and positive experience!


Very thorough, and the only one in the state of Florida I will trust to continue my teachings in future courses. Thank you for this class. Wonderful experience!


Very informative!