Anyone getting pierced or having jewelry inserted into a piercing must provide proof of age and identification. This includes minors who are accompanied by a parent!

adults

In order to be pierced or have jewelry inserted into a piercing you must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid photo ID. Acceptable identification includes the following:

  • Driver’s license

  • Passport

  • State issued identification card

minors

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and must provide identification and proof of age and relationship to the guardian in order to be pierced or have jewelry inserted into a piercing. Acceptable identification and proof of age and relationship includes the following:

  • Any of the forms of acceptable identification listed above from both parent and minor on which either last names or addresses match.

  • If the parent has a different last name and address than the minor then legal documentation (birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce papers, adoption papers, etc.) must be provided to verify the relationship.

  • If the legal guardian is not the parent the adoption papers must be provided to verify the guardian’s legal right to sign for the minor.

  • A school issued photo ID or yearbook picture accompanied by a birth certificate is acceptable identification for minors younger than driving age.

ages required for specific piercings

Age requirements are subject to change. Current age requirements are as follows:

18 years of age or older with proper identification

  • Microdermal (single point) piercings

  • Surface piercings

  • Nipple piercings

  • Genital piercings

14 years of age or older with parental consent and proper identification

  • Earlobe piercings (no larger than 10 gauge)

  • Ear cartilage piercings

  • Navel piercings

  • Facial piercings

  • Oral piercings

Minors under 14 years of age with parental consent and proper identification

  • Earlobes (18, 16 or 14 gauge only) Minors must be old enough to request and consent to the piercing and understand how to care for them while they are healing.