ID REQUIRMENTS & BODY PIERCING AGE RESTRICTIONS

Piercing age verification policy. Clients who are at least 18 years or older must provide their ID for any service from our piercers, including removing or changing jewelry. We need your ID every time you request any procedure, even if you have shown it on a prior occasion. For our documentation, we must have valid, non-expired, government-issued photo ID. It must be the original; photocopies are not permitted.

If you have any questions about acceptable IDs, please give us a call before you make the trip. We don’t like turning away clients, so we’ll do our best to work with what you have to help you meet our ID requirements. For more information about rules for piercing and tattoo studios in New Mexico, go here to the New Mexico Board of Body Art Practitioners to learn more or see the snippet of the laws below about piercing age laws and regulations.  

C. The body art establishment shall keep a record of all persons who have had body art procedures
performed. The record shall include:
(1) client’s name;
(2) date of birth;
(3) address;
(4) the date of the procedure;
(5) the name of licensee who performed the procedure(s);
(6) the type of procedure performed and its location on the client’s body;
(7) the signature of the client and, if the client is a minor, written proof of parental or legal
guardian presence and consent;
(8) specific ink color(s) applied, and, when available, the manufacturer, catalogue
identification number or supplier invoice of each color used.
D. For jewelry, a record of the manufacturer, catalogue identification number or supplier invoice
shall be maintained.
E. All records described in this paragraph shall be retained for a minimum of three years and
provided to the board upon request. Records destroyed after three years shall be destroyed by shredding or
appropriate destruction methods.

ACCEPTABLE FORM OF ID FOR PIERCING AGE POLICY

Driver’s License 
Passport 
Military ID 
Permanent Resident Card 
Federal or State-issued photo ID 
OR ONE OF THESEWITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
College or school photo IDBirth Certificate
Work photo IDVoter Registration
 Temporary Driver’s License
Driver’s Permit

BODY PIERCING AGE FOR MINORS

We offer select piercings on minors aged 8 years and older, with a parent or legal guardian present. Please review our piercing age policy in full.

 AGESERVICES OFFERED UNDER PIERCING AGE POLICY
8+ years oldEarlobes
13+ years old

Earlobes
Outer Ear/Helix Piercings
Nostril and Septum Piercings

16+ years oldEarlobes

 

Outer Ear/Helix Piercings
All Other Ear Cartilage Piercings
Nostril and Septum Piercings
Eyebrow Piercings
Tongue and Lip Piercings, including Labret, Beauty Mark, & Philtrum Piercings
Navel Piercings

Please be aware and review our piercing age policy in full: we reserve the right to decline performing certain piercings on minors, and we do not offer bridge piercings, surface piercings or surface anchors, cheek piercings, nipple piercings, or genital piercings to clients under 18 years of age.

BODY PIERCING ID REQUIRMENTS FOR MINORS

[ID requirements for earlobe piercings for children 8 to 12 years old is outlined following this section.]

For any piercing or jewelry insertion service for a minor, the minor will need a valid (non-expired) government-issued document that shows their date of birth as well as a photo ID. In addition, we will need a valid (non-expired) photo ID from the parent or legal guardian that proves they have legal responsibility for the minor. The minor’s and parent’s documentation must have matching last names and addresses. If the last names and/or addresses do not match, or if there is no address on one or both of the IDs, we will need the minor’s original birth certificate to prove their relation to one another. If the adult accompanying the minor is not the parent but is the legal guardian, we will need additional guardianship paperwork as well.

Most importantly, all documents must be original or notarized copies of the original.

The easiest way to prove a minor’s age and relationship to their parent/guardian is with the following:

MINOR HAS PARENT/GUARDIAN HAS
Driver’s License or State-issued photo ID (must include an address)Driver’s License, State, or Federal ID with the same last name and address that appears on minor’s ID.
Driver’s Permit plus photo School/Work ID(same as above)
School or Work photo ID with Birth CertificateDriver’s License, State, or Federal ID with the same last name that appears on minor’s ID and Birth Certificate.*
 

Passport or Military ID with Birth Certificate

 

(same as above)

*If the name on the parent’s ID has changed since the birth certificate was issued, a marriage license or change-of-name form must also be presented.

If you are not the parent but are the legal guardian of the child, we will need official, original paperwork showing that you have legal responsibility for them. 

We realize this can be confusing, so if you have any questions about ID requirements please don’t hesitate to give us a call before you make the trip.

ID REQUIRMENTS FOR KIDS EARLOBES PIERCINGS

For earlobe piercings on children ages 8 to 12 years old, an appointment is required. Click the schedule your appointment button below to book your appointment.

We realize most children under 13 years of age don’t have photo identification. If your child has a photo ID, such as a school ID or passport, simply follow the instructions above. If your child does not have a photo ID, you will need to bring in their original birth certificate (or a notarized copy of the original). From the parent we will need a valid, non-expired, government-issued photo ID. If the name that appears on the parent’s ID has changed since the birth certificate or guardianship paperwork was issued, a marriage license or change-of-name form must also be presented.

If you are not the parent but are the legal guardian of the child, we will need official, original paperwork showing that you have legal responsibility for them.

We realize this can be a lot for an ear piercing. Please understand that, for your child’s safety, we need to establish the person coming in is either a parent or legal guardian and can make legal decisions on behalf of the child. If you have any questions about ID requirements, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.