Piercing Requirements

Piercing Identification Requirements for Adults 18 Years of age and older:

Government-issued identification is required for all piercings and procedures here at Laughing Buddha. Acceptable forms of Identification are: State-issued driver’s License, State issued Identification Card, Passport, Military Identification, and Green Cards. Must be 18 years of age or older and all Identifications MUST BE Current and Valid. We CANNOT accept Expired Identifications.

Piercing Identification Requirements for Minors Under 18 years of age:

We require the following documents to perform any piercing or procedure on a person under the age of 18. Please contact the shop for more information regarding our shop’s Minor Policy. Minors planning on getting pierced or receiving any procedure by our piercers must be accompanied by a parent and or court-ordered legal guardian. For piercing minors, we offer only 1st piercings for ages 6 years-15 years (2nd lobes:12 years +), and for ages 16 years-17 years, we offer all ear piercings, navel, nostril, septum, eyebrow, lip(and philtrum), and tongue.

  • Identification for Minor: Acceptable forms of Identification are; Government-issued identification, State-issued Driver’s License, State-issued Identification Cards, Military IDs, Passport, School Identification Card, and State issued Driver Permits.
  • Identification for Parents/Guardian: Acceptable forms of Identification are; Valid State-issued Driver’s License, State issued Identification Card, Passport, Military Identification, and Green Cards.

We also require a birth certificate in order to pierce or perform any procedure on a minor. The birth certificate MUST be the original form. No photocopies or hospital copies are accepted. If you have been assigned legal guardianship or custody of the minor, you must provide the Original Court Issued Guardianship/Custody Paperwork in conjunction with the Birth Certificate and Identifications for both minor and guardian. We cannot perform any piercing on a minor without all of the above documents. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions at all regarding our piercing policies or identification requirements feel free to contact us at the studio and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Tips for getting pierced: Make sure to have something to eat prior to coming and getting pierced, no drugs or alcohol before getting a piercing. If you have any medical issues consult with your physician prior to getting pierced to ensure that you are healthy enough and your immune system is strong enough to be able to effectively heal a piercing.