Who can get pierced

Information you need to know to make an informed decision.

This page has a lot of information for you to empower yourself. Browse through it carefully so you can make an educated decision.

We have studio limitations on who we can pierce.

Find out if you can get pierced at ECW

who can get pierced

We will not pierce anyone who is pregnant or under the influence of any substance.

We perform the following piercings for the following age groups

13 years and under we only pierce earlobes. younger than ten a consultation should be made with the piercer to access the maturity level of the minor.

14+ earlobes and ear cartilage/ helix.

15+ navel, and nostrils.

16+ all oral/facial piercings.

18+ Any piercing available.

Anyone under 18 will need to have their parent or guardian fill out and get a consent form notarized. These can be found under "forms" at the bottom of every page.


Laws regarding the piercing of minors vary by location. in the United States, the legal age of consent or legal responsibility is usually 18 years of age. until then a minor’s body is the legal responsibility of his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s). additionally, any contract (such as a release form) signed by a minor is not legally binding unless it is also signed by the person legally responsible for her/him. (see sample release form for minors, page 62.) For these reasons, significant caution is required when piercing minors, even on the earlobes. a valid option is to refuse to pierce any child who is too young to consent or comprehend the procedure and its consequences. a baby is unable to follow verbal or written instructions to care for a piercing. Particularly with infants and toddlers, the body (including the earlobes) and immune system are still developing. Some piercers agree to pierce babies or children to prevent them from getting pierced with a gun. it is important to remember that as professionals we are responsible for our own actions, and not how people choose to treat or raise their children or how other piercers work. the best course of action is to provide parents with all pertinent information so they are able to make educated decisions. they should be informed about health risks and precautions, appropriate aftercare, and quality jewelry, as well as what to look for in a piercer.

With a signed release from a parent or verified legal guardian, minors may be eligible for certain piercings depending on circumstances, studio policy, and local laws. The APP (Association of Professional Piercers) suggests that only the following piercings be considered for minors:

earlobe or ear cartilage

Other piercings are potentially dangerous, unethical to perform, or problematic to heal on minors whose bodies are still growing and changing. Under no circumstances is it acceptable for a piercer to perform a piercing on the nipples or genitals of an individual under 18 years of age. This is ethically unconscionable and may even be deemed a felony sexual offense in a court of law.

For any piercing of a minor, a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a consent form. state-issued photo identification is required from the legal guardian, and a bona fide form of identification from the minor (driver’s license or state-issued photo id; birth certificate plus school yearbook). In the event the parent has a different last name and/or address from the child, documentation is needed to prove the relationship (for example: divorce or marriage certificate; custodial or adoption papers; birth certificate).
Click here to get Minor Consent Form

I had a great experience with the piercer, Nana! Very professional yet friendly atmosphere and above all very clean! I got my conch done and she was super knowledgeable of where the best placement not only looks wise but also comfort. I couldn’t be happier with the placement and with the experience as a whole. Will definitely be coming back to see her again!

Amanda Lally
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“BEST Shop,  BEST Crew,   BEST Overall Experience.  I would not go anywhere else for a tattoo, I cannot say enough about the entire process...from design to the tattoo itself and then the follow up afterwards, everyone at ECW truly cares about their craft and want the customer to be happy.”

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“The atmosphere inside is welcoming and relaxing – and most importantly CLEAN.  I will definitely be back and recommend ECW to anyone in Jax who wants a top-notch body modification.”

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I walked in and was immediately impressed. Nicest shop I have ever walked into. I recommend this shop to any and everybody who is into tattoos and piercings. Best piercer and shop in Jacksonville HANDS DOWN!

- Google Review User
- Yelp User

“When I walked in, I was impressed by how clean the place was. The high tech equipment they have makes me know they take their profession seriously. I would certainly recommend this shop to anyone looking for professional staff and clean environment.

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“ECW is the best tattoo shop that I've been in. Everyone at ECW is extremely professional. I highly recommend ECW for anyone that wants a professional tattoo. I will get more tattoos from Patrick the next time I come down from Virginia, even if I need to make a special trip for it.”

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"If I could give it an extra star I would. My piercing experience was excellent. James made well informed and instructed me through the entire process, I felt completely comfortable, everything was clean like doctor's office and everyone was extremely professional and I don't think I could go anywhere else now."

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- Yelp User

“Super clean environment!! Definitely a plus! I waited for maybe two minutes to go back. Before the service was performed James made sure that I was well educated on what to expect from the whole experience. Everything is sterilized right in front of you. The piercing was super fast and they use high quality jewelry!"

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