Piercing for Minors: Dallas

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

Your child must be 5 or older. We will pierce cartilage on minors as young as 13 and up and nostrils/septums and navels of minors starting at 15. Minors ages 5-9 require a consultation appointment with one of our piercers before getting pierced.

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

If the minor is only getting a lobe piercing, we require there to be a guardian present with a government-issued ID (Driver License, Passport, etc.).

If the minor is getting any piercings outside of a lobe piercing, we require the notarized consent form (attached below) as well as a parent with a physical ID present for the piercing.

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.