Policies

Age and I.D. Policies

PIERCING POLICY

We think getting a body piercing should be a fun and enjoyable experience, which enhances your life. We also believe it is essential we take certain precautions to ensure our clients receive the best of care. If some of our policies seem a little "strict" Ultimately, these policies are in place to keep everyone safe and happy. Part of the reason you want to get pierced at Blue Star Tattoos Inc. (In addition to the fact that we are APP Members, quick, gentle, safe, and highly experienced), is that we care about doing everything the right way! 

We Require that all piercees be drug and alcohol free, and request that they have eaten a meal at least four 4 hours prior to a piercing.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

You must present one of the following VALID (not expired) forms of identification:

  • State-issued driver's license or state-issued identification card*
  • Resident alien card
  • Military identification card
  • Passport

* If your driver's license or state-ID is expired, you MUST bring the renewal papers with you as well.

PIERCING MINORS

We offer a wide variety of piercing services to minors. The policies we've established regarding minors are designed to protect minors, their parents and our studio. We strongly encourage minors and their parents to stop into the studio and speak with one of our piercers. This will allow us to go over all details of the procedure and answer any questions you may have.

We will NOT pierce children under the age of 14.

We do NOT do the following piercing's on anyone under the age of 18:

  • Nipple
  • Genital
  • Surface
  • Earlobes larger than 10 gauge

Without exception, a parent or legal guardian must be present with the minor to sign the release form. Each party must have a valid photo ID. If the parent’s last name is different from the minor’s there must be legal documentation to prove the relationship (Birth Certificate, Divorce papers, Adoption papers, Marriage Certificate, Change of names forms). Court papers are required to prove a relationship with a legal guardian.

We need the ID every time you need any procedure performed, even if you have shown it on a prior occasion.

If you are a legally emancipated minor, we can pierce you, you need to bring court papers along with a valid photo ID.

Stepparents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, or friends CANNOT sign for minors without legal guardianship.

Documentation

A valid photo ID is:

  • Driver’s License
  •  Passport
  •  State-Issued Identification Card
  •  Military ID
  • A valid school photo ID, School yearbook along with a birth Certificate with State Seal is acceptable for minors younger than driving age.

TATTOO POLICY

We think getting a tattoo should be a fun and enjoyable experience that enhances your life. We also believe it is essential we take certain precautions to ensure our clients receive the best care. Our policies might seem a little "strict". Ultimately, these policies are in place to keep everyone safe and happy.

AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR TATTOOS

To receive a tattoo at our studio you must be at least 18 years old. At this time, we do not offer tattooing services to minors, even when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Sorry, but we can not make exceptions to this policy in California Penal Code section 653 prohibits the tattooing of minors.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to receive a tattoo at Blue Star Tattoos , you must present one of the following VALID (not expired) forms of identification:

  • State-issued driver's license or state-issued identification card*
  • Resident alien card
  • Military identification card
  • Passport

* If your driver's license or state-ID is expired, you MUST bring the renewal papers with you as well.