Young Client Policy

Spider-Bite Body Piercing (located in Manchester, New Hampshire) is a long-standing piercing establishment that proudly serves the Queen City.

Below you will find our Young Client Policy, which is applicable for anyone ages 6 and up.

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We accept clients from ages 6 and up.

Here at Spider-Bite Body Piercing, we accept clients 6 years of age and up for basic earlobe piercings. All nasal, facial, and navel piercings are restricted to ages 14 and up. 14 is an age we feel is appropriate to perform these piercings with parental consent. The reasoning behind this choice of age is because we believe that a child should be able to consent to the procedure.

Before we even get to the piercing, our piercers require that you bring in your child to have a free consultation in order to determine if your child is ready and responsible enough for piercings.

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Consultation

During the consultation, the piercers will talk to the child and explain what will happen. By treating the young client as an adult, it makes them feel more comfortable and respected. If the child can keep eye contact and hold the conversation with our piercers, we can proceed with booking an appointment.

Usually, we do not do the piercing the same day as the consultation. This applies especially to young clients who seem unsure or cannot hold eye contact. If the child seems to be nervous, our piercers will suggest waiting a bit until going through with the piercings. They have wonderful suggestions to help build up your child’s level of responsibility to get them to where they need to be in order to properly care for their fresh piercings.

It is our goal to make this experience a pleasant one for the young client and we will not force them to do it if we don’t think that they are ready. Not every child is able to care for fresh piercings and we do not want to set any of our clients up for failure.

Scheduling

After the consultation, if the child seems ready and responsible, we will book an appointment for the piercing. We suggest not scheduling the appointment on a special day like a birthday or anything, as sometimes plans can change and things may need to be rescheduled. We don’t want the young client to be disappointed.

The best times to book a young client ear piercing appointment would be Tuesday through Thursday, as those tend to be slower days in the shop. We don’t like to rush through any piercing but especially with the young clients, we like to take our time.

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We do not use piercing guns.

For parental information, we like to remind everyone that we do not use piercing guns, nor do we condone their use for body piercings. Piercing guns are unable to be completely sterilized, as they can not be put through sterilizing machines such as an autoclave or statim. They are made of plastic and the high heat and pressure of these machines would essentially destroy the piercing gun.

Spider-Bite piercers use hypodermic needles, which are made for going through skin. With incredible attention to sterilization and client comfort, you can be sure that your child will have a great experience while in our shop.

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Aftercare Advice

All aftercare will be gone over after the piercings are completed and any questions you come up with can be directed to our piercers by calling the shop or stopping by. Any jewelry used for initial piercings is implant grade titanium, a very biocompatible material, or 14k/18k solid gold.

As long as the piercings are well cared for, your child will not have any issues with the jewelry itself.

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Age Requirements

We ID* all of our piercing customers. We accept clients of all ages, but require a consultation for clients between 6-13 years of age.

For anyone under the age of 18, you must bring your legal parent or guardian along with your original birth certificate (no copies or cell phone pictures allowed) and an acceptable, non-expired ID*.

Thank you so much for your understanding.

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*Forms of identification we accept:

driver’s license
birth certificate
state ID
military ID
passport

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Spider-Bite Body Piercing is open daily and adhering to the State of New Hampshire’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. Your safety is always our top priority.

We recommend that you wear a mask and use the hand sanitizing stations located at each entrance to the shop. If you are (or have been) feeling unwell recently, please come back when you are feeling better.

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