Slack Alice's Piercing Academy
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Age Restrictions for Piercings and the Law

There are no real Legal age limits for most general Piercings, on the other hand Genital Piercings must not be performed on under 18s as this is classed as Child abuse.

The same rule would apply for Tattoos too… as if a consenting Parent was to give permission for a 17-year-old to have a Tattoo, and then if that artist did that Tattoo… they would then be breaking the Law. This would then result in the Artist/Studio being prosecuted and the Parent for giving permission, this could result in a Prison sentence and being placed on the Violent and Sex Offenders Register (ViSOR) and this includes the Parent who gave permission. This is because it is classed as an assault on a Minor. This applies for Genital Piercings performed on anyone under the age of 18.

When it comes to Piercing ages most Studios have a set age limit, set either by themselves or the council in their area, no Piercings without parental consent for under 16 or 18 is the most common. This is where Parental consent comes into play, so if a 15-year-old wanted a Navel Piercing… they can with a Parent/Guardian present and signed forms by the Parent/Guardian.

Because there is no real legal age for Piercings it can be hard to judge if someone is too young to have a Piercing even if their Parent says yes. So, what do you do?! We will help you make that decision on the Piercing Course.

As part of the Body Piercing Course we will explain and make you aware of certain ages for Piercings and Rules and Regulations set out by Public Health England and Model Bylaws.

Also, we will help you with what types of Piercings are suitable for certain age groups and whether that person maybe too young to have a certain Piercing.

We will provide printed literature of consent forms to all students to help them with Parental/Guardian consent and Piercing consent forms.
Piercing Course Business Start-up

At Slack Alice’s Piercing Academy, we will not only just show you how-to Pierce, but also how to make a successful name for yourself.

We will help you to understand the Body Piercing price lists and how to out match your competitor.

As well as valuable information on how to increase sales and bring in Piercing clients in the door.

Also, part of the Piercing Course we will show you where to go to find the best materials at a really low price, with our recommended suppliers offering a 10% discount on Body Piercing supplies.       

Performing Piercings on clients is a rewarding career, and the money spent out on the Course in these early stages will be returned easily in just a few months from your new business venture.
Body Piercing Course for the Summer Holidays
Summer Holidays are a fun time of year for all, whether you are college leaver, broken up from school or just enjoy the sunny weather.

Body Piercings are extremely popular in the Summer and are proven to be the busiest time of year for a Piercer so expect a high demand for them.

It is a great time of Year to do the Body Piercing Course as this will allow you to hopefully go into a very busy period of work.

On the Piercing Course, you will be taught the importance of stock control and it is very important that you remain stocked up for your busy period in the Summer Holidays.

Once completing the Course you will be ready to take on the Army of clients that will be coming through your doors to choose you as their Body Piercer.
Body Piercing Course Suppliers
Once the Body Piercing Course is complete, a list of contacts will be given of reputable suppliers.

It is always best to use quality Body Piercing suppliers, cheap suppliers and foreign suppliers must be avoided. This is because metals will be inferior from these companies, and the Jewellery will not be suitable for initial Piercings.

One of the suppliers will provide a discount to all students who has successfully passed the Piercing Course, this will be a discount on Jewellery only. The suppliers’ details will be handed out at the end of the Body Piercer Training.

The optional Body Piercing Kits provided by us, will have everything supplied to last you for a good few months. As mentioned before Jewellery is supplied and will last 3-4 weeks, the tools will last you for many years if looked after.

Never buy bulk from online foreign companies, they are inferior and cheap, avoid!

When purchasing Body Jewellery from a supplier, you the client will get the Jewellery at trade price. Many reputable suppliers will not trade with members of the public.