Identification FAQ’s | Almost Famous Body Piercing

Identification FAQ’s

Who needs identification?

Any person regardless of age must provide valid (not expired) government issued photo identification in order to receive any body piercing.

If you are the parent or legal guardian of a minor, you must also be present and provide a valid government issued photo ID.

All government issued photo identification must be in its original form – we will not accept copies of a photo ID.

Birth certificates and guardianship papers must be brought in at the time of the piercing.

What identification can be used for an adult to receive a piercing?

For anyone 18 or older, you must present a valid (not expired) government issued photo ID. These include a driver’s license, non-driver’s identification card, learner’s driving permit, passport or tribal ID.

If you are using an ID from another country, your ID must be valid, and the ID must provide an English translation of the information listed on the ID. If your ID does not contain an English translation, you must call ahead to the store location you wish to be pierced at https://www.almostfamouspiercing.com/contact-us/ to see if any of our staff are proficient in the language used on your ID.

We cannot accept birth certificates, student ID’s, hunting/fishing licenses, gun permits, gym membership cards, bus passes, prison ID cards, social security cards, work ID’s or expired or invalidated government issued ID’s.

If your ID is expired or invalidated but has been renewed, you must present the renewal papers in addition to the expired or invalidated ID. Renewal papers cannot be used independent of the expired ID unless otherwise stated on the renewal papers. Renewal papers must also be valid and not expired or invalidated.

All photo identification must be brought in its original form – we will not accept copies of a photo ID.

What identification can be used for a minor to receive a piercing?

Body piercings with a needle and ear lobe piercings done with a stud and clasp piercing system may have different minor ID requirements depending on the location you visit. CALL THE LOCATION PRIOR to your visit for specific requirements, and make sure to specify if you want a body piercing with a needle, or an ear lobe piercing done with a traditional stud and clasp piercing system.

For anyone under the age of 18, we can accept a ***driver’s license, non-driver’s identification card, learner’s driving permit, passport, tribal ID, school ID from the current school year, guardianship papers, birth certificate or Lost Child card. All identification must be current and valid. If you are using an ID from another country, it must provide an English translation of the information listed on the ID. If your ID does not contain an English translation, you must call ahead to see if any of our staff are proficient in the language listed on your ID.

***Not all of the ID’s listed can be used independently for a minor child’s ID. You MUST CALL AHEAD to the location you wish to visit for minor ID requirements as each location operates under different laws. Be sure to specify that the person wishing to be pierced is a minor as well as your relation to the minor – parent or legal guardian.

We cannot accept hunting/fishing licenses, gym membership cards, bus passes, social security cards or expired or invalidated ID’s.

If either parent/legal guardian or minor’s ID is expired or invalidated but has been renewed, you must present the renewal papers in addition to the expired or invalidated ID. Renewal papers cannot be used independent of the expired ID unless otherwise stated on the renewal papers. Renewal papers must also be valid and not expired or invalidated.

All photo identification must be brought in its original form – we will not accept copies of a photo ID.

Birth certificates and guardianship papers must be brought in at the time of the piercing.

Who can give consent for a minor to be pierced?

Only parents and legal guardians may give consent. Appropriate documentation must be provided.

All photo identification must be brought in person – we will not accept copies of a photo ID.

Birth certificates and guardianship papers must be brought in a copy that we can keep or is able to be clearly copied and printed.

Almost Famous Body Piercing cannot accept written notes as proof of parent/legal guardian consent.

Grandparents, aunts, uncles, or trusted family friends are not legal guardians. A legal guardian is a person named by the court and will be able to produce documentation to prove they are the legal guardian of the minor in question.

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