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Joseph's journey in the world of body piercing began at The Empire Tattoo, where he kickstarted his career as an apprentice. With unwavering determination and a passion for the art of perforations, he swiftly mastered his craft, earning the trust of both clients and colleagues alike. Upon completing his apprenticeship, Joseph took the position of  full-time body piercer, marking the start of his flourishing career in the industry.

His meticulous approach and commitment to safety make every client feel at ease during the piercing process. Taking the time to understand each individual's desires, he skillfully crafts piercings that not only reflect their unique style but also hold a deeper meaning. With Joseph's exceptional skills and unwavering commitment to his craft, it's no surprise that the Empire Tattoo Studio earned the prestigious title of the best piercing studio in Baldwin County for 2023.


In order to be pierced, you must be at least 18 years old and present a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport.

  • We cannot accept:

    • Expired IDs (except punched and with paper from DOL)

    • IDs without a photo

    • Military IDs

    • Foreign IDs (Bring your passport)

  • Remember to eat something before coming to the studio.

  • Avoid drugs or alcohol before getting a piercing. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.




Eearlobes: 5 years

Cartilages: 13 years



Minimum age: 15 years



Belly Button: 14 years

Nipples: 18+ years

In order to be pierced, you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid physical state or federal ID on your person.  

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and provide identification with proof of age and relationship to the guardian.

Acceptable identification and proof of age and relationship includes the following: 

  • State ID, Federal ID, and Passport with matching last names.

  • If the parent's last name differs from the minor's, a birth certificate must be provided to confirm the relationship.

  • If the legal guardian is not a parent, valid legal documentation such as adoption papers or power of attorney granting full guardianship is required.

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