How Old Do You Have to Be To Pierce?

How Old Do You Have to Be To Pierce your ears or get body piercings?

Here are the specifics by state:
Alabama
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos.
Alaska
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
Arizona
– Parent or legal guardian must be present for body piercing and tattoos.
Arkansas
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.




California
– Written/notarized from parent or legal guardian for body piercing, OR a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
Colorado
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos.
Connecticut
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for tattoos.
– No known laws for body piercing. (Please let us know if you have legal information to prove otherwise.)
Delaware
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos.
Florida
– Written/notarized consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos.
Georgia
– Written/notarized consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
Hawaii
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for tattoos.
– No known laws for body piercing. (Please let us know if you have legal information to prove otherwise.)
Idaho
– Minors aged 14-18: Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
– NO TATTOOS OR BODY PIERCING FOR MINORS UNDER 14.
Illinois
– Parent or legal guardian must be present with minors when in a tattoo/piercing shop AT ALL TIMES.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
Indiana
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
Iowa
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
– No known laws for body piercing. (Please let us know if you have legal information to prove otherwise.)




Kansas
– Written/notarized consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
Kentucky
– Written/notarized consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos.
Louisiana
– Parent or legal guardian must be present for body piercing and tattoos.Maine
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
Maryland
– No known laws for body piercing or tattoos. (Please let us know if you have legal information to prove otherwise.)
Massachusetts
– Parent or legal guardian must be present for body piercing.
– No known tattoo laws for minors. (Please let us know if you have legal information to prove otherwise.)
Michigan
– Written/notarized consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
– No known laws for tattoos. (Please let us know if you have legal information to prove otherwise.)
Minnesota
– Written/notarized consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing MUST be witnessed by the piercer. (That means your parent or legal guardian has to be in the shop while signing.) No genital or nipple piercings, branding, scarification, suspension, subdermal implantation, microdermal, or tongue bifurcation is allowed on minors.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
Mississippi
– NO TATTOOS OR BODY PIERCING FOR MINORS.
Missouri
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing or tattoos MUST be witnessed by the piercer. (That means your parent or legal guardian has to be in the shop while signing.)
Montana
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing or tattoos MUST be witnessed by the piercer. (That means your parent or legal guardian has to be in the shop while signing.)
Nebraska
– Written/notarized consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
Nevada
– No known laws for body piercing or tattoos. State does not regulate tattoo/piercing shops.
New Hampshire
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
New Jersey
– No known laws for body piercing. (Please let us know if you have legal information to prove otherwise.)
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for tattoos.
New Mexico
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
New York
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
North Carolina
– Parent or legal guardian must be present to give consent for body piercing.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
North Dakota
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
Ohio
– Parent or legal guardian must be present and sign a consent form for body piercing and tattoos.
Oklahoma
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.




Oregon
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing, PLUS present proof of identity to the piercer.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
Pennsylvania
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos, PLUS a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
Rhode Island
– Parent or legal guardian must be present to give consent for body piercing.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
South Carolina
– Written/notarized consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing, OR a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
South Dakota
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos.
Tennessee
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing, OR a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
– Minors over the age of 16 may get a tattoo ONLY to cover up an existing tattoo with parent or legal guardian present, PLUS present proof of their identity to the piercer.
Texas
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing, OR a parent or legal guardian must be present during the procedure.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
Utah
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos.
Vermont
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing and tattoos.
Virginia
– Parent or legal guardian must be present to give consent for body piercing and tattoos.
Washington
– No known laws for body piercing. (Please let us know if you have legal information to prove otherwise.)
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
West Virginia
– No known laws for body piercing. (Please let us know if you have legal information to prove otherwise.)
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for tattoos.
Wisconsin
– Written consent from parent or legal guardian for body piercing. Parent or legal guardian must be present with minors when in a tattoo/piercing shop AT ALL TIMES.
– NO TATTOOS FOR MINORS.
Wyoming
– Parent or legal guardian must be present to give consent for body piercing and tattoos.

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