I’m wondering whether there’s any rules against someone under 18 getting an implant in the UK (with parents consent)? As I understand there are no rules on piercings, but tattoos require you to be over 18. However, I couldn’t find anything about implants, except for one other company.
Another implant company I found (Bioteq ) , who are UK based, say on their website they only do implants for over 18’s. Is this just them, or a legal requirement?
Piercings in the UK do not have an age restriction as you have noted (unless under 16 in Scotland where you need parental consent) but it is up to the piercing studio about their own rules that are likely to go above and beyond this if they are reputable. As a note - tattoos - need to be 18 regardless of parental consent.
Bodymods including subdermal implants are not strictly piercings and as such are in a legal grey area in the UK. It would be up to the individual studio if they would offer them at all but I would expect most will decline unless 18 (maybe 16) but this would have to be down to the individual studio. Under 16 would be unlikely even with parental consent for most places i would think.
Either way you should certainly discuss this with your parents and if you cant get one now, just get one when you are slightly older
Thanks, but not sure how much of this would apply to me. Above 16 you can do more, and while it’s not law, I feel like any reputable installer would require you be at least 16, even with parental consent unfortunately. Still, I’ll talk to my parents and see if I can ask around, there’s one Dangerous things certified installer fairly near me, so I’ll try them first. I’m in London btw.