Texas Health and Safety Code - HEALTH & SAFETY § 146.0125. Body Piercing Prohibited Without Parental Consent;  Exception




(a) A person may not perform body piercing on an individual younger than 18 years of age without the consent of a parent, managing conservator, or guardian of the individual.

(b) The consent must indicate the part of the person's body that may be pierced.

(c) The consent required by Subsections (a) and (b) may be satisfied by the individual's parent or guardian:

(1) being physically present at the body piercing studio at the time the body piercing is performed;

(2) executing an affidavit stating that the person is the parent or guardian of the individual on whom the body piercing is to be performed;

(3) presenting evidence of the person's identity to the person who will perform the body piercing;  and

(4) presenting evidence of the person's status as parent or guardian of the individual who will receive the body piercing.

(d) A person younger than 18 years of age commits an offense if the person falsely states that the person is 18 years of age or older or presents any document that indicates that the person is 18 years of age or older to a person engaged in the operation of a body piercing studio.  An offense under this subsection is a Class B misdemeanor.





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