Cardiff Piercings Age - Laws and requirements

At Cardiff Piercing , We work tirelessly to ensure you receive only the best and safe piercing experience. Part of this experience extends to adhering to certain laws and legislation and age restrictions put in place by local authorities in Wales and the UK.

When it comes to performing piercings We have to unsure that the piercing is safe and that the customer understands the procedure as well as any possible risks. Here is an overview of the current rules and regulations in place at this time in England & Wales.
If you are considering getting a piercing, make sure you are only being pierced at a studio, that only uses internally threaded or press fit jewellery such as a UKAPP or APP approved shop, that has met all health and safety guidelines and ensures your piercer has a license and insurance to perform piercing procedures.

Piercing Legal Age Requirements

In England, there is no legal age of consent to have a body piercing procedure performed. Persons looking to have intimate piercings such as genital and nipple (for females) piercings must be over 16. This is due to the fact that those under this age are unable to legally consent to have piercings in these areas. Any intimate piercing performed on anyone under age is considered, by law, as indecent assault.
In Wales, current legislation dictates that those under the age of 18 are not permitted to have any intimate piercings. This includes making arrangements or discussing performing an intimate piercing on someone who is under 18. In this ruling, ‘intimate’ piercings include areas of the body such as breasts, tongue, and areas that include and surround the genitals.
Violating the legislation of intimate piercing age restrictions in England & Wales can have some serious consequences which is why all piercing studios in Wales should always ask for proof of age. Without age verification in the form of say a passport or drivers licence, certain age restricted piercings will not be / can not be performed. So If you are planning on getting an intimate piercing, please know that we required that you provide identification to prove that you are of age and be aware that you will be asked to sign a consent form.
Whilst there are not currently piercing age restrictions for areas other than the genitals in England and Wales, some local authorities have published recommended ages for various piercing procedures. It should be noted at Cardiff piercing we enforce our own age restrictions for every area of the body and that our restrictions align with legal and insurance requirements and whilst adding our own policies. 
These restrictions have been put in place to increase customer protection and to ensure a safe happy and secure experience for all.
For a full list of our piercing age restrictions, we recommend visiting our Piercing Age Restrictions page. Some of our piercings are available with parental consent but still require photographic ID,

Additional Piercing Legislation

There are also UK piercing laws regarding the process before and after a piercing procedure. Beforehand, the piercer is required to ask if you have any allergies or health problems that could be affected by getting a piercing this is covered on our paper work, they will often talk you through the process before beginning the piercing procedure. It is also necessary under UK piercing laws for the piercer to make sure you have all the aftercare advice you need to keep the area free of infection.

Piercers Are Not Health Professionals

We are often asked if we use any kind of numbing agent before a piercing procedure. Simply put NO sorry but piercers are not licensed to administer anaesthetics including numbing creams so they should not be offering you this during any service. Generally people will find piercings are faster and less painful than they expect so there is no need for an anaesthetic of any kind.
Please Note: our piercing information is based on vast knowledge from our experiences as one of the Cardiff, Wales UK's top piercing studios. All details provided should always be read alongside professional advice.

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