Minors Required Parents OK for Piercings

A minor will now require written parental consent in order to obtain a body piercing in New York State.  Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Monday.  The legislation claims it aims to protect teenagers from infections and blood-borne diseases that might result from non-ear piercings. About 20 percent of body piercings result in infection, according to the Journal of Clinical Dermatology.




It is possible to contract hepatitis from such a piercing.  The law goes into effect in 90 days.



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