NO – this is against the law. In Victoria, it is illegal for any piercer to pierce the nipple or genital of anyone under 18 years of age. We started to write letters to Health authorities and government bodies in 1995 and finally in January 2009 with the advice of Body Pleasure Piercing and a few other piercing studios, government brought in legislation making it Illegal to Pierce the Nipples or Genitals of anyone under the age of 18 years. Just as you can’t get your drivers licence the day before you turn 18, you also can’t get an intimate piercing of any kind until you are over 18yrs of age.
Health and Safety – there is evidence that damage to the breast while developing can lead to breast cancer. Though there is no evidence that Nipple piercing itself can contribute to breast cancer. However, if a nipple piercing develops an infection, this infection can travel back into the breast tissue and can cause major problems. Damage to Breast tissue while developing can contribute to breast cancer and therefore it is not worth the risk to get your nipple pierced under the age of 18yrs. Anyone willing to do it is probably not registered or safe and so the risk of infection is even greater.
Sexual Assault – Piercing the nipples or genitals of a minor (anyone under 18 years of age) could also carry a sexual assault charge. At Body Pleasure Piercing, we are not willing to jeopardise our staff or our customers. Anyone who is willing to do this needs to have their motives questioned and is probably not registered or safe to be around.
PHOTO ID – To respect this law for the protection of all involved we require Photo I.D. before doing any piercings especially of this nature.
Parent Permission – Some people ask if they can get these done with parent permission and the answer is still NO. You can’t get your drivers licence or go to a night club and get drunk even a day before you turn 18yrs with parent permission. It is the law and you have to be over 18 years of age with no exemptions.