POLICY on PIERCING MINORS
Adornment Deluxe was an '18 & over' body piercing studio. However, upon seeing an increase of minors with extremely problematic
piercings, we decided to implement a strict procedure that would allow minors
to become clients.
Most of the minors who visited us were usually asking for help after
a 'botched' piercing or given horrible advice about aftercare. Unfortunately,
know the first thing about properly caring for their piercing. Those who were
told anything about aftercare were usually given horribly improper
advice. Many of the piercings were improperly placed and contained substandard
the wrong size and style for the piercing, altogether.
increasingly obvious that we desperately needed to get involved.
solidified the decision to begin piercing minors, was seeing [and helping]
those who had been pierced by 'anyone who would do it.' We found all
too disturbing the stories of minors attempting to pierce themselves
and each other, sometimes with the same needle... getting pierced without
parental consent or even regard for general cleanliness- at flea markets,
in the back rooms of tattoo shops and the infamous 'some guy's basement,' or 'at a piercing party.'
We were appalled to hear of businesses not requesting proof of age, or even asking the age of the person walking in...
in order to give minors a safe, clean and knowledgeable venue
to receive a properly placed, as well as aesthetically pleasing
piercing with SAFE jewelry appropriate in size,
gauge and style for their
own unique bodies, we implemented the following policy:
(who must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)
must have a verbal consultation at least 3 days prior to the actual
piercing appointment. During
this consultation, the piercing procedure, healing time, and complete
aftercare regimen is discussed, as well as which jewelry would be most
suited for their particular piercing. Written aftercare instructions
will be provided. Any questions that the minor or parent may have will
minor is then given three days to review the aftercare and decide if
is the best time for that particular piercing. [Some piercings may interfere
with sports, swimming, etc.] In this time, the minor is encouraged to
study the aftercare suggestions that we provide so that he or she will
be prepared to care for
their piercing properly for the entire healing time.
minimum of three days later, upon arriving for the piercing appointment,
the minor is required to fill out an 'aftercare questionnaire.' This
questionnaire reviews that which was discussed during the consultation.
It contains nothing which cannot be found in the written aftercare
sheet. In the event that the questionnaire is 'failed,' the piercing
appointment is postponed an additional 3 days, at which point a second
[& different] questionnaire will be given.
require proof positive identification prior to
performing the piercing!
We insist on being
provided with the following:
~MINOR: School Photo I.D., State I.D. or Passport
~PARENT: Drivers license, State I.D. or Passport
~ AND minor's birth certificate
In the instance that the parent and minor have different last names,
a legal, court document showing the link to the minor is required. [i.e.
marriage certificate, etc.]
consultation takes approximately 30 minutes
and is provided completely free of charge.
here to view our in-depth policy on age requirements.