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Frequently Asked Questions
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO SIGN FOR MYSELF?
YOU MUST BE 18 years or older to sign for yourself for any piercing, even ears.
WHY 18? As of May 2012, NYS Penal Law Article 4-a Section 460, says so. Sorry.
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE FOR A PIERCING IF I HAVE PARENTAL CONSENT?
WE DO PIERCE EAR LOBES AFTER THE AGE OF 6 MONTHS.
At least 14 (WITH PARENTAL CONSENT) for:
-Lips, Navel, Nose, Eyebrow
At least 18 for
-Dimples, Microdermals, Nipples, & Privates
For moral, lawful and insurance reasons. Sorry.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING FOR ID IF I AM UNDER 18?
You wIll need ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
a parent/legal guardian with you in person
a birth certificate and a school picture ID
If you don't have ALL OF THE ABOVE, See below for other forms of accepted ID.
PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE: Actual parent or legal guardian. NO ONE ELSE can sign consent! Not a brother, sister, aunt, grandma, grandpa, friend's parent or friend unless they are your legal guardian in which case court guardianship papers will be required..
IN-PERSON MEANS: Guardian must sign consent form IN PERSON. So no notes, taking a waiver home to bring back signed or phone calls allowed.
WHAT DO YOU PIERCE WITH?
WE DO NOT USE PIERCING GUNS!!!!
1. They subject clients to direct contact with the blood and body fluids of the previous person the gun was used on because they cannot be steam sterilized.
2. They cause significant tissue damage.
3. Most jewelry made for guns is not suitable for fresh piercings.
316L ASTM F-138 Stainless Steel INCLUDED.
Choice of birthstone gems INCLUDED.
OPTIONAL for an extra $10 per piercing.
Color options for the Titanium vary by piercing and are limited in choices. Please call or stop in to see which colors are available.
At the time of piercing we provide:
- An in-depth after-care pamphlet with step-by-step cleaning instructions, do's and don't during healing, what's normal and not, and other tips and tricks to heal as quickly and cleanly as possible.
- The opportunity to ask any questions about care
WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
The birth certificate is the easiest way to prove guardianship however if you do not have access to your birth certificate or have a guardian not involved in your birth, these are your options...
IF YOU AND YOUR GUARDIANS LAST NAMES MATCH: It's okay if you do not have access to your birth certificate in this case. We will only need photo ID's. So, guardians drivers license and your school (or other photo) ID.
IF YOUR LAST NAMES DO NOT MATCH:
For step parents: Please bring marriage certificate to childs parent.
For guardianship from other reasons: Please bring court papers deeming you legal guardian of child.
MAIDEN NAME DISCREPENCY: If mothers maiden name is on birth certifcate, child has birth fathers last name, but mother has re-married another man and has different last name than child and on birth certificate.
YES, THIS IS ACCEPTABLE: In this special scenario, mother will be presenting ID and it's assumed very difficult to find someone to sign consent for you with the same first and middle name as your mother, that is not your mother.
Any questions after you've gone home?
Please, please, please stop in, give us a call @ 315.719.0900 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The internet didn't do you piercing and neither did your friends. WE DID! So please let us answer any questions or help you with any issues you might run into.
Asking us is fast, reliable and FREE!
Amazing Grace Body Arts
We have been in the tattoo & body piercing industry for 20+ years. Please browse our artists gallery to see what we do!
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