Thank you for taking the time to read over rules and laws reguarding minors and body art.
For any procedure involing a minor Michigan State Law requires that the parent be present to sign the paperwork, remain present during the procedure, and provide to the studio their ID, a the birth certificate of the minor, and some form of ID for the minor having the procedure done. (School / college / state ID / PASSPORT / Yearbook Photo)
The minimum ages that we've established are requirements laid out by our insurance. We are unable to make exceptions to our insurance requirements or the State Laws for body art.
Located below we've outlined our minimum ages, as well as what types of ID we are allowed to accept. We've also included a mini frequently asked questions section to help answer some common questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the studio.
Body Art For Minors Age Requirements
(With Parent & Proper Id Only)
Ear lobe piercing
for ages 5-13*
most Ear Cartilage
Starting at age 13*
Starting at age 15*
Lip / Facial / Navel (Belly Button) & Nose:
Starting at age 14*
Tongue & Septum Piercing:
starting @ age 16
Nipples, Genital, & Surface
Starting at age 16**
Acceptable Forms of Identification Include:
For the Parent:
(Must Present ONE of the following)
Drivers License, State ID, Military ID, or US Passport / Passport CarD
From the Minor (both required):
Birth Certificate Only
We can accept an unaltered photocopy.
- STUDENT ID (or) STATE ID (or) COLLEGE ID (or) PASSPORT / PASSPORT CARD (or)
PREVIOUS YEARS SCHOOL YEARBOOK
EACH TIME A SERVICE IS PREFORMED A NEW CLIENT RELEASE AND COPY OF THE ID MUST BE MADE.
One service for one consent
This is a requirement of the Health Department and done for the safety of your minor. Consenting to a procedure in advance is not permitted. We will not accept any non-listed form of ID. Due to safety and legal issues no exceptions can or will be made.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FOR PARENTS (AND ANYONE ELSE):
We welcome you to stop in and talk with us about the process. You are always welcome to inspect how we sterilize our equipment. Our autoclave is also spore tested monthly to ensure that is functioning properly. (this is monitored by an outside lab.) See our "Studio Page" for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, step-parents or Grandparents are not allowed to sign for the minor child unless they have proof of court appointed guardianship. Emancipated minors must have the state ID with the emancipated endorsement
- Young children are allowed at No Name Tattoo as long as someone is here to supervise them; other then the person getting tattooed or pierced.
- Can I leave my minor unattended during the procedure? No. The guardian that signs the paperwork must remain present in the studio during the entirety of the procedure.
WHY DO WE ASK FOR ALL THIS INFORMATION?
We care about what we do. A tattoo and/or body piercing is a big decision that requires proper aftercare and forethought. It is up to the parent to decide if their minor child can follow-through with the commitment after they have left the clean environment of our studio. This is not something to be decided by the minor, one of their friends, or a relative. The contract and ID requirements must be met each time you come in. Your minor child will not be able to come in a second time by themselves for a new piercing or tattoo. Consent for multiple procedures at different times is not possible.
Any establishment that does not care enough to check for proper ID may not be the best choice and may be violating State or Local Law. Cutting corners with the law generally means cutting corners elsewhere
*Nipple / Genital Piercings: 18+, most surface piercings: 18+
**We reserve the right to refuse service with minors and parents who do not have the proper id.
**We reserve the right to decide on what we will tattoo on minors, or refuse to tattoo on a minor for any reason. We will not tattoo minors hands / face under any circumstances