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ID REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are as follows:

UNACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID

 

 

  • School ID (even with a birth certificate)

  • Birth Certificate

  • DMV Permit/Temp License

  • Social Security Card**

  • Photograph of ID

  • A parent, sibling, or other non guardian adult signing for an adult child over 18

  • Someone else's ID

**SSA recommends to leave your social security card at home in a safe place. It is not an ID.

18+ (ADULT) VALID FORMS OF ID

 

  • Driver's License

  • State ID

  • Passport (US or Foreign)

  • Passport ID Card

  • Military ID*

*MUST have your date of birth printed on it to be a valid ID. We prefer forms of ID that we can photocopy as Military ID's cannot be copied, but a military ID is still acceptable to show proof of age.

 

ID provided also MUST be non-expired, and current.

​FOR MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

California State Law requires practitioners to seek proof of age and relation beyond a reasonable doubt when working with minors.

Generally I pierce starting at age 7* and up with parent/guardian consent and presence. Proper identifications of both parent/guardian and child will be necessary to be shown at appointment. Child must be able to demonstrate understanding of the process and show a willingness to cooperate. 

Please keep in mind that if the child is unable to demonstrate the ability to allow the procedure to safely be performed, if for any reason I am uncomfortable with the procedure, if there is a risk to safety of either party, or if they are not comfortable for any reason, namely expression (direct or indirect) of not being ready, the service will be immediately terminated. 

 

*Age subject to change at any time. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. As per Law (California Health and Safety Code, Division 104, Part 15, Chapter 17) - (e) A body art facility may refuse to perform body piercing on a minor, regardless of parental or guardian consent.


You will need a natural parent, or legal guardian/adoptive parent to bring you. Siblings are not able to sign for another minor sibling unless they are a legal, court ordained guardian that can provide notarized proof - and be present during the entire procedure.

 

You will also require some documents as proof of relationship to submit on your contract to the studio that may be audited by the health department.

  1. A natural parent or legal guardian* MUST be present. Only one parent is needed. THEY MUST STAY FOR THE ENTIRE PROCEDURE WITHIN THE BUILDING.

  2. I require ONE form of ID listed for adults for the parent.

  3. A school ID for the child, and/or an ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED COPY of their birth certificate.

  4. Notarized paperwork IN ADDITION TO the above indicating legal guardianship over minor in the event you are a step parent, adoptive parent, or other non-natural guardian.


*Legal guardian meaning legally ordained through the courts. Verbal orders are not sufficient. Illegally signing for a minor could lead to legal repercussions for the signing party. Power of Attorney is not sufficient. 


BEING OVER THE AGE OF 18 DOES NOT MAKE YOU A LEGAL GUARDIAN OR GIVE ANY LEGAL ABILITY TO SIGN A CONTRACT FOR A MINOR. PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN ONLY. NO EXCEPTIONS.

AGE REQUIREMENTS


The youngest I am currently comfortable piercing is 7 years old and up, given they are ready for the procedure. Here is a guideline for procedures I will do for what ages. There are some exceptions, but please reach out ahead of time if you are unsure.

7-12 yrs.

Lobes

Second Set of Lobes 9+

 

13 yrs.

Helix

Nostril


14 yrs.
Septum
Helix/Cartilage
Conch
Rook
Tragus
Lip*

*Will not perform any lip piercing if braces are present.

15-17
All piercings* EXCEPT:

Tongue

Dermal anchors (18+ only)
Genital & Nipple (18+ only)

*Subject to evaluation. If I feel they are not ready for the procedure they ask for, I will decline the service.

SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

VACCINE CARDS

At this time, we DO NOT require to see or copy vaccination cards to perform anything under the mask. We will continue to comply with county, city, and state guidelines, if necessary we may change this policy to reflect their recommendations and laws.

 

ILLNESS

If you do not feel well, or have not felt well in the days leading up to seeing me, I urge you to stay home and return another day when you are feeling better.

If you have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, we also ask you to refrain from visiting until you are either declared negative or if COVID positive, after 14 days from that date.

RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE

We retain the right to refuse service for any reason.

If we have reasonable belief that you are ill, have been in contact with someone who is ill, or show any symptoms that may make us believe you are not in a condition to proceed with a procedure.

If we feel we cannot adequately serve your needs, we will al
so refuse service.

 

As per California Law (California Health and Safety Code, Division 104, Part 15, Chapter 17) - (e) A body art facility may refuse to perform body piercing on a minor, regardless of parental or guardian consent.

TOOL & NEEDLE STERILZATION

i personally guarantee all tools used in your procedures have been processed (sterilized) and packaged for a single use. All needles are single use, disposable ones. I inspect them before use to ensure no damage or spurs to their finish.

I do not open any tools until you are in the room with me to visibly see for your procedure, this way you can see that all items used are sterile for you.

JEWELRY

All jewelry provided is a combination of ASTM F-136 Titanium backings (posts) and tops, or if you upgrade there are options available in 14k & 18k gold (back will still be titanium). Some have options available in Niobium and Implant Grade Steel. ASTM F-138 Stainless Steel (Implant Grade Steel) still contains some content of nickel, although low enough to not be detectable by most people. That being said, typically I only carry ends in this material, and some manufactures use it on their pins to keep the piece sturdy - this should not impact healing at all, even if the user has a nickel allergy, since it is contained in the backing and not directly contacting skin.

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