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Piercing Minors

TN Law does allow for minors to get piercings.

You will need one of the following: Birth Certificate (NOT A MOTHERS COPY), Judicial papers verifying custody of said minor. You will also need parent/custodial ID and verification for minor (yearbook Pic will suffice)


Piercings on minors are limited to the following age group:


Ear Lobes 5+ (Piercers Discretion)

It must be the minors request that they be pierced and said minor must be able to understand proper care of their piercing. 

15+ Helix, Anti Helix (Flat)

        Industrial, Forward Helix

        Tragus, Daith, Rook, Conch, Antitragus

        Facial (Nostril, Septum, Eyebrow, Lower/Upper Lip)


16+ Navel Piercings

18+ Dermals, Surface Anchors 




62-38-305. Minimum age for procedure -- Exception authorized with consent -- Recordkeeping.

(a) No person shall perform a body piercing procedure on an individual who is under eighteen (18) years of age unless written consent has been given by the individual's parent, legal guardian or legal custodian in accordance with subsection (b); however, this subsection (a) shall not apply to an individual who has been emancipated by marriage or by a court order directly pertaining to body piercing.


(b) A parent, legal guardian or legal custodian of an individual under age eighteen (18) who desires to give consent to a business for performance of a body piercing procedure on the individual under the age of eighteen (18) shall do all of the following:

  (1) Appear in person at the business at the time the procedure is performed;

  (2) Sign a document provided by the business that explains the manner in which the procedure             will be performed and the methods for proper care of the affected body area following                       performance of the procedure

  (3) Produce proof of age

  (4) Sign a statement that the individual is the minor's parent, legal guardian or legal custodian

  (5) (A) Present proof of guardianship or custody of the minor

  (B) For purposes of subdivision (b)(5)(A), "proof of guardianship or custody" includes a copy of an          order of guardianship, a decree for custody, a birth certificate or any other form of proof of              guardianship or custody that is permitted by rule of the department of health; and

  (6) Sign a statement as specified by rule stating in writing that the individual consents to the                    procedure being performed on the minor and that the individual providing consent is in fact            the parent, legal guardian or legal custodian of the minor. 

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