Thank you for considering us for your child’s future body piercing! In order to pierce a minor there are a few items that are required by the Texas Health & Human Services.
Some examples of photographic I.D. that we can use for a minor are:
Webster’s dictionary defines etiquette as, “the forms or codes to be observed in social or official life; conventional decorum; the code of polite society.” Strip away all the fancy words and you’re left with ‘common decency’ and basic manners. For some reason there seems to be a belief that piercing studio etiquette differs from the commonly accepted set of guidelines by which most people conduct themselves, it doesn’t.
Just so that we are clear: When you are visiting your piercer you should conduct yourself with the sense of decorum that you do when you’re in any other business.
Going to a tattoo/piercing shop is no different that patronizing a five star restaurant. You are the customer (although we prefer the term ‘client’) and we are going to try to make your experience the best one we possibly can. On the other hand, we have the right to expect you to conduct yourself in a civil, polite and respectful manner in return.
Your goal and our goal is the same: To get you the perfect piercing in the most pleasant way possible. With a little etiquette from everyone, it’s not hard to do. To help make your piercing experience the best one it can be, here’s a list of some ‘Dos’ and some ‘Don’ts’ for your next visit to your piercer:
This may all seem to be common sense but the reality is that piercing artists deal with breaches of this etiquette all day, every day. Unfortunately, as a result, many artists deal with it by becoming sarcastic, and sometimes surly. Do yourself, and your artist, a favor the next time you go into a tattoo/piercing studios and use your common sense. A little common courtesy and etiquette can go a long way towards making your entire piercing experience much more rewarding and pleasant. It’s a small price to pay for a big reward.