Being young has its perks such as not having many responsibilities. On the other hand, being underage has its down side. You have to be of legal age to take part in most adult activities. So when you finally turn 18 you’ll have an opportunity to do what you want without the consent of an adult.
If you’re looking for experiences to tick off your bucket list, then we have 5 ideas you might love. Keep reading to find out more.
1. Get Your First Piercing or Tattoo without Parental Consent
Most tattoo or piercing parlours have strict policies when it comes to working on minors. If you’re under the age of 18 you must have a parent or guardian present before a piercer or tattoo artist works on you. When you finally reach a legal age you can embark on this experience on your own.
Nevertheless, you should still speak to your parents before getting any form of body modification. Even though you don’t have to have them present during a tattoo or piercing, it’s still respectful to ask for their permission.
2. Enter a Casino or Gamble Online
Most casinos around the world allow people to start gambling when they turn 18. There are legit online casinos Canada, Mexico, Ireland and America have to offer. Read a casino’s terms and conditions before you sign up to the platform to find out if you can legally play.
Sites may ask you for your identification number to ensure you’re of a legal age to play. So make sure you have your ID papers on hand.
3. You Can Donate Blood
South Africa allows people who are aged 16 and above to donate blood. However, most countries such as Australia and America will only allow you to donate blood after turning 18. As long as you are of a healthy weight, you don’t have any medical problems and you are the correct age you can donate blood.
4. Open Up a Savings or Checking Account
To open up bank accounts and manage your finances you must be 18 years or older. You can usually only open up a bank account if you have an ID number. Most countries only issue ID books to people over the age of 17. Therefore you can only open up a bank account if you are of the legal age.
5. Book a Hotel Room
Some places only allow you to book hotel rooms if you are 18 years old. Not being able to book accommodation can be frustrating especially when you want to travel. Well, once your 18th birthday has come and gone, you’re ready to book those road trips!
Turning a legal age opens up so many doors for teenagers. Most youngsters will think of this as an opportunity to buy alcohol but others decide to have many more experiences. If you felt you were held back simply because of your age, you can finally let your hair down. What will you try first?