Piercing for Minors

How old does my child need to be to get pierced?

Your child must be 10 or older. We will pierce cartilage on minors as young as 13 and up and nostrils/septums of minors at 15.

 

What do I need to bring to my child’s appointment?

We require the original birth certificate as well as a parent on the birth certificate with ID present for the piercing. It cannot be a photocopy or digital copy. If you do not have the birth certificate, we have a form that you can take to get notarized that can be used in place of one. We cannot perform any services on a minor without their original birth certificate. 

If you are unable to present the required documents for either yourself or the child, our team has the right to cancel or reschedule your appointment for a different time when the requested documents can be presented

Do you use a piercing gun?

No, we do not, our piercers are trained and certified to pierce with a needle. We use a hollow, single-use needle for each piercing. A piercing gun uses the blunt end of a piercing earring to pierce the skin, which causes trauma and complications, leading to a higher probability of infection as well as improperly placed piercings. 

 

Do you numb the ear before piercing?

Numbing cream constricts the tissue which can lead to crooked piercings. When numbed, we cannot guarantee the quality or placement of the piercing due to distorted tissue. If you are too nervous about the pain of a piercing to consider completing it without numbing cream, we recommend waiting until you’re ready.