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We are changing our age of consent for nipple piercings from 16 years to 18 years.

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Please keep in mind that these age requirements are specific to Blue Lotus Body Piercing and our years of experience have dictated these moral/ethical decisions. We are constantly trying to improve our standards and are now working in line with the standards set by the Association of Professional Piercers.

  • We were turning away so many that were not grown and developed enough (Our bodies are still physically maturing until the age of 21)
  • At a younger age there are higher chances of healing issues and complications.
  • Problems such as rejection and migration are exaggerated when we are younger.
  • The invasive and personal nature of the experience.

Any good studio is going to ask you for ID if you look under 21. Yes, it sucks, but we can get in a lot of trouble for just guessing. We only take originals, no copies, photographs of passports etc

We will not accept a parent or guardian as proof of age, you have to show your own ID.

  • UK Passport. Expired passports are fine as long as you can tell it is you or you bring in other I.D to link the information
  • CitizenCard. (available from http://www.citizencard.com)
  • ValidateUK Card. (available from http://www.validateuk.co.uk)
  • UK Driving License or Provisional.

“Regardless of any local legislation being more lenient, the following is an appropriate minimum standards policy on piercing minors:
For any piercing of a minor, a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a consent form. Proof positive, state issued photo identification is required from the legal guardian, and a bona fide form of identification from the minor. In the event the parent has a different last name and/or address from the child, court documentation is needed to prove the relationship, i.e., divorce papers, or a remarriage certificate.
Under no circumstances is it acceptable or appropriate for a piercer to perform piercing on the nipples or genitals of an individual under 18 years of age.”

 

 

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Internal & External threading

If you don’t already know that internally threaded jewelry is the best choice for your initial piercing you’ve possibly had your head buried in the sand or been on a long holiday to the moon. Big organizations like the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) and companies like Industrial Strength shout about it all the time because they take great pride…

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I few months back, the lovely Mr Akeem Favor called by the shop after discovering our website was advertising scarification. He had a University paper to write and had chose the subject of body marking. This charming anthropologist won our hearts and we permitted him an interview.

You can read the short article here:

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Nici will be away from the studio!

Just to let you all know I (Nici) will be away from the studio from Wednesday the 1st October and back to work on Wednesday the 8th. But have no fear, for Seb will still be here and when I return I will be full of the joys of Germany top pierce you all again! Hopefully bringing new piercing wisdom…