Policies

 

Piercing Shop policy
We think getting a body piercing should be a fun and enjoyable experience, which enhances your life. We also believe it is essential we take certain precautions to ensure our clients receive the best of care. If some of our policies seem a little "strict" Ultimately, these policies are in place to keep everyone safe and happy. The following is our list of policies and standards related to body piercing.
 
    Age Requirements
    Identification Requirements
    Minors and Piercing minors
    Appointments
    Drugs and Alcohol
    Sterilization And Infection Control
 
 
Age Requirements For Body Piercing
To receive a piercing at Blue Star Tattoos Inc. you must be at least 18 years old.
 
We do offer some piercing services to minors, when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please see the Minors section for more detailed information.
 
Identification Requirements
 
You must present one of the following VALID (not expired) forms of identification:
    State-issued driver's license or state-issued identification card*
    Resident alien card
    Military identification card
    Passport
 
* If your driver's license or state-ID is expired, you MUST bring the renewal papers with you as well.
 
Minors
We offer a wide variety of piercing services to minors. The policies we've established regarding minors are designed to protect minors, their parents and our studio. We strongly encourage minors and their parents to stop into the studio and speak with one of our piercers. This will allow us to go over all details of the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
 
We do NOT do any piercing's on anyone under the age of 14.
 
We do NOT do the following piercing's on anyone under the age of 18:
 
Nipple
Genital
Surface
Earlobes larger than 10 gauge
 
Piercing Minors
We Require that all piercees be drug and alcohol free, and request that they have eaten a meal at least four (4) hours prior to a piercing.
 
Without exception, a parent or legal guardian must be present with the minor to sign the release form. Each party must have a valid photo ID*. If the parent’s last name is different from the minor’s there must be legal documentation to prove the relationship (Birth Certificate, Divorce papers, Adoption papers, Marriage Certificate, Change of names forms).
 
Court papers are required to prove a relationship with a legal guardian. We need the ID every time you need any procedure performed, even if you have shown it on a prior occasion.
 
We will not pierce children under the age of 14.
 
If you are a legally emancipated minor, we can pierce you, you need to bring court papers along with a valid photo ID*.
 
Part of the reason you want to get pierced at Blue Star Tattoos Inc. (In addition to the fact that we are APP Members, quick, gentle, safe, and highly experienced), is that we care about doing everything the right way.!!
 
Stepparents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, or friends CANNOT sign for minors without legal guardianship
 
Documentation!!
A valid photo ID is:
·        Driver’s License,
·        Passport,
·        State-Issued Identification Card or
·        Military ID.
·        A valid school photo ID, School yearbook along with a birth Certificate with State Seal is acceptable for minors younger    than driving age.
 
Appointment
There is no need for an appointment. piercing is exclusively on a walk-in basis ...first-come-first-served. Our piercing department is open from 12 noon to 7:30 pm mon– sat and sun 1pm-6pm
 
Drugs and Alcohol
It is against State regulations, as well as unethical, to do a tattoo or piercing on anyone obviously under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The tattoo artists, piercers, and members of the management team, at Blue Star Tattoos Inc. reserve the right to refuse service to anyone they believe, or suspect, is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
 
You wouldn't want our tattoo artists or piercers to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while doing your tattoo or piercing, so we expect the same from you.
 
Please understand this is for your safety as well as the safety of our tattoo artists and piercers.
 
Sterilization And Infection Control
One of the most important aspects of receiving a tattoo or body piercing is the cleanliness of the procedure. When tattoos or body piercing are not performed in a clean, safe environment, the potential exists for spreading infectious diseases. The tattoo artists and piercers at Blue Star Tattoos Inc. adhere to strict standards for sterilization of their equipment.

These standards help ensure the tattoo or body piercing you receive is both safe and attractive. Most of the supplies used for a tattoo or body piercing are single-use and disposable, meaning they are brand-new when used on you and then disposed of immediately, never to be re-used on anyone else. This includes, most importantly, the needles for piercing and tattooing and needle bars used to perform the tattoo. No needles are every re-used!
 
All needles are sterilized before being used to ensure they are as clean as possible. In piercing you will see the piercer open a sterilization cassette containing the needle/jewelry/tools, although they won't make you look at the needle if you don't want to. Once the piercing is completed, you will see the piercer dispose of the needle in a Sharps container, so that you know the needle used on you will never be used on anyone else, and vice versa.
 
There are a few pieces of equipment that may need to be reused. Any equipment that needs to be re-used is first disinfected using a high-level liquid disinfectant. The equipment is then processed in an ultrasonic-cleaner which removes any microscopic debris that may be on the equipment. Once this is complete, the equipment is placed in a sterilization pouch and processed in a steam autoclave sterilizer. Steam autoclaves are the same devices used by hospitals and dentists to sterilize their equipment.
 
Autoclave sterilization is the ONLY way to ensure that all re-usable equipment is free of disease-causing organisms. Once a month, we conduct a spore test on our autoclaves to ensure it is functioning appropriately. A spore test is a biological monitoring test performed by an independent lab which verifies our autoclaves are destroying all microorganisms, including bacterial spores.
Disinfection of the piercing room and work surfaces are additional steps step we utilize to make your body piercing a safe as possible. All surfaces in the piercing room that could potentially become contaminated are disinfected between each client, using a high-level disinfectant.
 
We reserve the right to refuse tattooing or piercing services to anyone at any time.