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 16. **UPDATE: We are not piercing under the mask for the foreseeable future.**

 

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

You will need your government issued ID as well as your child’s birth certificate. If your child has any form of photo ID (ie. school ID, driver’s license, permit or passport), we strongly encourage you to bring it with you. 

 

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. 

 

I just had a child and I am currently breastfeeding. Am I able to get pierced? 
Unfortunately, our piercers cannot pierce you while you are actively breastfeeding. Breast feeding is hard on your immune system which allows for a higher chance of infection. Plus, infection can pass through the breast milk to the child. We recommend getting pierced about 3 months after you are done breastfeeding.