We strictly adhere to the Coconino County health code in all aspects of our studio. For detailed instructions of what you must bring with you for your appointment, please read below and plan your visit accordingly.

What to bring to all appointments:

The Coconino county health code requires your consent to every new procedure, therefore you must have a valid government issued form of ID with you at the time of your appointment. We cannot use expired forms of ID.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • State-Issued Drivers License or Instruction Permit

  • State-Issued ID Card

  • Passport or Passport Card

  • 1-94 form with photograph

For minors getting pierced or tattooed, you must have the following with you;

  1. You must be accompanied by a birth parent or legal guardian

    • If you are bringing your guardian, you must bring the official court custody documents

  2. Both adult and child must have an acceptable form of ID from the above list to identify the both parties

  3. You must bring your birth certificate to prove parent-ship.

For all questions or concerns, please call us at 928.213.8590 or refer to the Coconino County Health Code available here.

See below for the appropriate ages required for minors to be tattooed or pierced.

How old do I have to be?

The minimum age for tattoos is 16 with parental consent. For a list of the required documents needed to tattoo minors, please see the above post.

The minimum age for traditional ear lobe piercings is 8 with parental consent. For a list of the required documents needed to pierce minors, please see the above post.

The minimum age for piercings anywhere on the ears, face, or navel is 14 with parental consent. For a list of the required documents needed to pierce minors, please see the above post.

Do you pierce children’s earlobes?

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Yes! We are happy to pierce earlobes for children 8 years of age and up. Being pierced by an APP member is a safe and sterile alternative to “gun” style piercings available at shopping centers. Piercings done with a gun are extremely dangerous because the plastic guns cannot be sterilized between clients and can therefore transmit blood-borne pathogens, like Hepatitis B and HIV from one client to the next. The one-size-fits-all jewelry available at these businesses is inappropriate for most clients and the blunt earring causes excess trauma to the skin, causing healing issues. The “piercer” in these establishments are simply mall staff and with minimal training. To ensure the safest and cleanest piercing for your little one, only trust an APP piercer.

For a list of required documents to bring with you to your appointment, please see our above post.

We are available to pierce children’s earlobes Tuesday - Thursday by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, just give us a call at 928.213.8590.

Please keep in mind that with fresh piercings, children must stay out of shared water (swimming pools, lakes, creeks, etc.) for at least two full months. To avoid conflicts with your summer time adventures, we recommend getting pierced in the late fall, winter, and early spring.

How do I take care of my fresh piercing or tattoo?

Click here for our detailed aftercare on our aftercare tab.

For any healing questions or concerns, simply give us a call at 928.213.8590.

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The Association of Professional Piercers

The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) is an international health and safety organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, health care professionals, legislators, and the general public. To be an APP member is to adhere to the highest international standard of professionalism, sterility, and quality.

We our proud that both our piercers, Robyn and Kelli are members and that our studio exceeds the standards required for APP membership. That way you know you’re getting the best quality jewelry, in the most sterile environment, by the most qualified piercers in all of Northern Arizona. Want to know more about APP or find an APP member near you? Click here to visit their website.

What kind of jewelry do you carry?

We are proud to use exclusively implant-grade jewelry at our studio. Everything we carry maintains the standards of quality jewelry set by organizations like ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and required for membership by APP (the Association of Professional Piercers).

That means you will be selecting your jewelry from the largest collection of hypo-allergenic jewelry available in Northern Arizona from the best jewelry companies in the world. In addition to carrying a broad stock of implant-grade and biocompatible ASTM F-136 Titanium, Niobium, and ASTM F-138 Stainless Steel, we happily offer solid 18k and 14k Gold jewelry and genuine gemstones.

Lastly, all of our threaded jewelry options are internally-threaded as per the Coconino County Health code. The health code dictates that it is illegal to pierce with externally threaded jewelry due to the high risk of irritation and tearing caused by external threading. Internally-threaded jewelry, on the other hand has a perfectly smooth, high-shine wearing surface with no grooves or abrasions for bacteria to grow.

For the health and well-being of our clientele and because we strictly adhere to the health code and standards set forth by APP, we will not change out or insert externally-threaded jewelry, another person’s jewelry, damaged jewelry, or jewelry of dubious origin for anyone under any circumstances.

If you have questions about your jewelry, or wish to speak with a piercer, simply give us a call at 928.213.8590. Thank you for your interest and we can’t wait to work with you. For a list of the companies we carry, see the icons below.

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Deposits:

We take a $100 deposit for all of our tattoo appointments. Deposits are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable. The $100 goes towards the total cost of your tattoo and is taken off on the final appointment. If in the case you cancel your appointment, do not show up to your appointment time, or change your design concept, your deposit will be forfeited and used as a drawing fee to cover the cost of the piece prepared for you.


Rescheduling:

We understand that life can be unpredictable and are happy to reschedule your tattoo appointment for you. To keep your deposit, you must let us know at least 48 hours prior to your appointment if you need to reschedule. Rescheduling less than 48 hours in advance will result in the loss of your deposit. We will need a new deposit in order to reschedule you.

To reschedule, contact us at 928.213.8590 and contact your artist directly at their designated email.

  • Patrick can be contacted at patrick@burlyfishtattoo.com

  • Darren can be contacted at darren@burlyfishtattoo.com