Every person being pierced has the right:
To be pierced in a scrupulously hygienic, open environment; by a clean, conscientious piercer wearing a fresh pair of disposable latex gloves.
To a sober, friendly, calm, and knowledgeable piercer, who will guide them through their piercing experience with confidence and assurance.
To the peace of mind which comes from knowing that the piercer uses the very highest standards of sterilization and hygiene.
To be pierced with a brand new, completely sterilized needle; this is immediately disposed of in a medical sharps container after use.
To be touched only with freshly sterilized, appropriate implements, properly used and disposed of or resterilized in an autoclave prior to use on anyone else.
To know that piercing guns are NEVER appropriate and are often dangerous when used on anything (including earlobes).
To be fitted with jewelry that promotes healing, i.e., appropriately sized, safe in materials, design, and construction. Gold-plated, gold-filled, and sterling silver jewelry are never appropriate for any new or unhealed piercing.
To be fully informed about proper aftercare; to have continuing access to their piercer for consultation and assistance with all their piercing-related questions.
All piercings are performed during regular business hours, as scheduled; or on a walk-in basis when time allows.
La Lobe will only use the body jewelry from our piercing salon as we cannot guarantee the quality of metal used by other piercing establishments or retail stores.
La Lobe will only change body jewelry purchased at La Lobe.
La Lobe will not change jewelry in a piercing if the jewelry used was not appropriate for the piercing; unless changing to an appropriate jewelry style.
You must be 18 years or older to be pierced, state or federal issued photo ID required. Or provide appropriate paperwork and documentation at time of piercing.
These guidelines are based on a combination of vast professional experience, common sense, research, and extensive clinical practice. This is not to be considered a substitute for medical advice from a doctor.
Be aware, however, that many doctors have no specific training or experience regarding piercing and may not be educated on how to best assist you.
Copyright © 2000, by the Association of Professional Piercers, any changes or deletions are strictly prohibited and must be approved in writing by the APP.
We at LaLobe, Inc. ensure that our salon complies with Texas state and local laws and regulations.
We are licensed to practice creating an opening in a person's body, other than the individual's earlobe, and inserting jewelry or another decoration with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Our artist do not perform body piercings on person (s) younger than 18 years of age without the consent of a parent, managing conservator, or guardian meeting the requirements of 25 Texas Administrative Code, $229.406(d).This can be done by one of two methods
1.The minor brings a notarized consent to the salon that contains the name, address, and telphone number of both the minor and parent, managing conservator, or guardian; the location of the body that may be pierced; and signatures of both the minor and the parent, managing conservator, or guardian;
2.The adult is present at the salon during the piercing and signs statements swearing that they are the parent, managing conservator, or guardian; the adult has the authority to consent to the procedure;
the adult has provided valid government issued identification of the minor and of themselves to the salon; and that the adult will remain at the salon while the procedure is performed.
In this case, the adult must also present identification and evidence to the salon that they are the parent, managing conservator, or guardian. In both cases, the minor must provide a valid, government issued,
positive identification card that contains a photograph and a date of birth.
Before a body piercing is performed, the skin is cleaned with a germicidal soap. We then pierce the skin with a very sharp needle. In a single motion, then places the jewelry to be inserted behind the needle and as the needle passes through the skin, the jewelry follows.
The needle is then disposed of in a sharps container and the piercer adjusts the jewelry to the piercing. Only approved materials may be used for new piercings. These include surgical implant grade stainless steel (minimum of 316L or 316LVM), solid 14k or 18k gold, niobium,
titanium (minimum of 6AL4V), or platinum, which is free of nicks, scratches, or irregular surfaces and has been properly sterilized before use.
The building is well maintained and clean. The piercer practices universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection, such as. Washes hands with a germicidal soap
Wears clean clothing and single use gloves, Uses personal protective equipment, Uses instruments that are either disposable or that are routinely sterilized, Follows proper handling and disposal of waste
There are sterilization records showing routine sterilization practices, The piercer prohibits the piercing of minors (unless above mentioned conditions are met), The piercer prohibits the body piercing of persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The piercer maintains records for each person receiving a piercing, The piercer reports any infection or adverse reaction to the Department of State Health Services