ALL ABOUT CONSENT
We believe that all people should be treated equally, and this includes giving all people-including children-the right to consent. As the client you have the right to refuse, meaning at any time you don't have to go through with your service if you don’t feel safe or ready. A client should never be made to feel obligated to get a piercing or tattoo. And children should never be held down or forced into making such a big commitment and change to their body.
We believe that by facilitating an encouraging, empowering environment, children and adults will carry the experience and the memory- that it's their body, their choice- forever. We understand nerves and the sillys, so we are very patient and even playful with children when they need a little break from all the seriousness, but our policy stands firm- if a child is adamant that they do not want this done, we won't force them. Instead, we talk about overcoming fears and make sure that's their decision, if it is, we wait about another 6 months to a year until they are ready to try again.
KIDS EAR PIERCINGS
Your first piercing should set the tone for a lifetime of exercising consent and choosing what you do with your body. At Prestigious Piercing, we firmly believe in making every trip to our studio a clean, safe and comfortable one. We offer earlobe piercings on children ages five and up, in a one on one setting with child, parent and piercer. From jewelry selection and paperwork, all the way to the main event - your child runs the show when they step through our doors. Please don't bring any other children or family members during this visit. Like all of our other piercings, we don’t use any piercing guns or non sterile equipment in our studio, and we always practice patience and encouragement when working with clients, especially with kids.
Things to remember when bringing a child into our studio:
Children must be at least five years of age and be accompanied by their parent with an ID. Children five to thirteen are required to provide at least a birth certificate as a form of ID. We cannot accept digital copies so please plan accordingly.
At this time, we cannot offer tandem piercings (two piercers performing one piercing each)
Fresh piercings cannot be submerged for six to eight weeks - be mindful of this during the summertime, with swim classes or when considering hair care.
Make sure all parents are on the same page. We want to make sure no matter who is caring for the child, they know the steps to insure the piercings heal successfully.
Have additional questions? Please call for further information.