Attention Parents Bringing Your kids in for Piercings….

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick update on the Age policy and the I.D. Requirements set forth by the State of Minnesota Department of Health aka the MDH who sets the laws about Piercings and Tattoos in Minnesota.

Below I will print exactly what we were Clarified as to what is considered “Proper identification” allowable for your Child to get a Piercing.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience or hard feelings this might cause

**As sent to us from MDH Below**

146B.07 PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS.

          Subdivision 1.Proof of age.
 (a) A technician shall require proof of age before performing any body art procedure on a client.

Proof of age must be established by one of the following methods:
(1)   a valid driver’s license or identification card issued by the state of Minnesota or another state that includes a photograph and date of birth of the individual;

(2) a valid military identification card issued by the United States Department of Defense;

(3) a valid passport;

(4) a resident alien card; or

(5) a tribal identification card.

Basically, identification that is acceptable has to be state issued, and have a picture on it. This means that a birth certificate, alone, is NOT an acceptable means of proper identification.  When it comes to the piercing of a minor child who does not have a state issued ID card, you may accept a school ID with a picture.  If the minor child does not have anything beyond the birth certificate, they should NOT receive any form of body art.

When a minor child wants to receive a piercing and their parent and/or legal guardian is present, that minor child should have with them, proper identification (outlined above) as well as a birth certificate which names the parent that has accompanied them to the piercing as their birth parent. That birth parent will, also, need to have proper identification (outlined above). If the minor child has a legal guardian, the minor child needs to bring in legal documents that name that guardian as their proper guardian, as well as proper identification. That guardian must have proper identification.

While this may cause some upset customers, this is a safety precaution for you. This ensures that the person who is signing for the minor child is indeed, legally responsible for the child.

Please contact me with any questions and/or concerns at erin.smilanich@state.mn.us or 651-203-8773.”

Check the Age Policy page for more details about minors getting pierced by clicking “HERE”

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