Age Policy Updated 8/6/2014

As of July 1st 2010 That State Of Minnesota Changed the Age Policy for Tattooing and Body Piercing State Wide….

Q. How old do I have to be to get a TATTOO at RedWing Tattoo?

 

A. YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD TO GET A TATTOO.
A Drivers License or ID IS REQUIRED . This was updated and change by the state of Minnesota as of July 1st, 2010. Sorry folks, NO MORE under 18 tattooing EVEN with parental permission.
Red Wing Tattoo reserves the right to refuse a tattoo on anyone.
We also reserve the right to refuse any design we find to be inappropriate. If you have any further questions please give us a call at (507) 454-3452.

Q. How old do I have to be for a PIERCING at RedWing Tattoo?

 

A. YOU MUST BE 18 FOR A PIERCING!
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, AND WANT A PIERCING
YOUR PARENT CAN SIGN FOR YOU, BUT MUST BE PRESENT DURING YOUR PIERCING. and Proper ID for all as stated below MUST be Met!

**With the exception of Ear Piercings (Lobes & Cartilage),
NO other “Body Piercing” will be done on any minor under the age of 15 1/2**
Sometimes exceptions will be made depending on the Minors Physical Maturity.
(call if you need clarification)
-This is for the Minors Safety, as the continued growing of the Minor WILL affect the Healing process, and Leave the Minor more susceptible to Infections.-
You and Your Child’s Safety Matters to Us!
It’s much more important then a few bucks!

UPDATED AUG. 6th 2014 These are the Exact words from MDH,
If you don’t like it, or don’t understand them, Please use Their phone number below and ask them to explain it to you.
We have NO choice by to follow the Information below,
Thanks for understanding!

“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.”

 

SO…..DON’T COME ALL THE WAY HERE WITHOUT PROPER PAPERWORK.

Physical maturity also plays a large role in the success of a piercing.
Red Wing Tattoo reserves the right to refuse a piercing on anyone we believe to be to young for reasons we will be happy to explain to you.
For the Most Part, if your child is under 15 and 1/2 The probably will NOT get a piercing because Physical changes the child is still going to experience that will affect the piercings healing and the health of the child.

If you have any further questions about AGE please feel free to give us a call at (507) 454-3452.