We would like to share some information with you about the laws concerning the piercing of minors, studio policies, and other issues we think are important when considering giving consent to have a minor pierced.
True Blue Tattoo will pierce minors with parental consent if the parent is present and has a photo ID for both parent and child. The last name and addresses must match.
If these requirements cannot be met in the shop, our minor consent form must be notarized prior to coming in. We still require a photo ID at the time of piercing. Our minor consent form can be downloaded from our website (www.truebluetattoo.com) or obtained in the studio.
For legal guardianship consent, we require the Original Legal Guardian Court Documents. Again, the guardian must be present, with both IDs following the same guidelines as above.
Acceptable identification includes state-issued IDs, passports, an original birth certificate w/seal, AND a photo ID.
True Blue Tattoo-approved piercings for minors aged 14 and up include Earlobes (no large gauge), Helix (outer cartilage), Forward Helix, Tragus, Anti-Tragus, Rook, Snug, Nostril, Septum, Lip, Beauty Mark, and Eyebrow.
True Blue Tattoo-approved piercings for minors aged 16 and up include all previous-listed plus, Navel, Tongue, Conch, Industrial, Orbital, and Daith.
Any other piercings that are not listed above are considered by True Blue Tattoo to be adult piercings only.
All piercings are subject to the discretion of the piercer on duty and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
True Blue Tattoo feels it is very important for parents/guardians to take their child’s health and safety very seriously. That is why our studio follows such stringent guidelines for sterilization and minor consent.
Please note that any and all piercings done on minors can cause significant scarring and that oral piercings can cause permanent dental damage. Discretion should be used by both the parent and minor when choosing any piercing.
To read about The Texas State Health Department’s policies regarding piercing minors, please visit this link: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dmd/tattoo.shtm