All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, No exceptions. The parent or legal guardian must be present with the minor to sign a release form and be at the studio during the piercing procedure.
Each party must have a valid photo I.D. If the parent’s name and/or address are different from the minors, there must be legal documentation to prove your relationship, such as birth certificate, divorce papers, adoption papers or marriage certificate.
Court papers will be required to prove your relationship with a legal guardian.
If you are under 18 but legally married we can pierce you. You will need to bring your marriage license along with your photo I.D.
If you are a legally emancipated minor we can pierce you. You will need to bring court papers along with your valid photo I.D.
It is illegal in the Sate of California to pierce any minor in the genital area or the nipples.
Some problems we have found with piercing minors:
Most tend to be less patient and disciplined than adults, and, may fail to keep their or others dirty hands away from the area causing themselves an infection.
Some grow tired of caring and cleaning for a healing piercing resulting in a variety of complications.
A young person’s anatomy may not be fully developed, as the body stretches and grows so does the piercing, this leads to a piercing which could be in an undesirable or unattractive placement with the possibility of unattractive scars.
Tattoo policy on minors
Per California Penal Code, Section 653, “It is illegal to tattoo or offer to tattoo a person under the age of 18 years”, this section as written, also applies to any parent or legal guardian.
A large part of why so many want to get pierced at Accent,
(in addition to the fact that we are highly experienced, safe, quick and gentle),
is that we care about doing all things the right way.