We are limited in what piercings we can and will offer to those under 18, for legal and other reasons.
For any minor wishing to get pierced, we need to feel that this is a conscious choice and that the aftercare will be followed. The piercer will have a consultation with the piercee and a parent prior to agreeing to any piercing. We will perform the following piercings with these age guidelines:
For the piercings that we offer to those under 18 we need the all of following paperwork:
Other piercings we either cannot legally perform, such as nipple and genital, or are unlikely to heal successfully because of continued growth or difficult aftercare. Our insurance also does not cover many piercings on minors, and we feel we cannot perform uncovered services for both your safety and ours.
The other major issue with piercing minors is that the results can be very unpredictable. Even though many 16- to 17-year-olds appear to have stopped growing their bodies do, in fact, continue to change in ways very important to the success of a piercing. Most professionals will not provide piercing services to minors on the well founded basis that it is unlikely to turn out well.
Examples of migrated and rejected navel piercings.