I’m only giving you this advice, because, at your age, I would have just done it and not thought of any consequences.
You sound like you are quite “switched on” as evidenced but coming to this forum
@turbo2ltr raises some valid ( sensible ) points, but you sound very aware of these.
What is a friend???
Maybe take some time to make a friend of the enthusiast. ask questions, show a genuine interest etc…
I am now putting myself in their ( enthusiasts ) shoes, if you were to come to me and say " I’m 16, I’ve done all this research, I want to use it for… i’ve been looking at it for…time, I know the pros and cons / risks and rewards… I have my parents permission ( maybe evidenced ) I am going to do this regardless, could you help me do it correctly / safely, even if it is in a hands-off situation…"
I would 100% help you out.
I am glad you have spoken to your parents about it, it says a lot about your character. I would hate it if my daughter felt she had to hide it from me.
FYI my daughter is 16 and she is hopefully getting hers next month
Hers will be done by a piercer, in NZ legal it is legal at 16; If it wasn’t I would give the EXACT same advice; in fact, as soon as I thought she was old enough to make the informed decision I would have given my permission and sought a solution ( like I have highlighted to you ). Chronological age has nothing to do with social / functional age
As I say, these are MY thoughts, feelings and opinions. and what I would do.
Some people may agree, some may disagree. ( I assume you would have heard the quote about “Opinions are like…”)
At the end of the day, I wish you luck, and hope whatever you do, you do it:-