New York News
7:51 am
Thu June 14, 2012

NY Lawmakers Back Parental Consent for Piercing

New York lawmakers have passed legislation that would require minors to get parental consent for body piercings other than their ears.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Sponsors say that about a third of people with piercings get them before they turn 18, and complications like allergic reactions, skin infections, scars and discomfort are common.

Some piercing studios currently require written consent for minors. The law would require owners or operators to get a signed parental consent and keep that on file for a year.

Senator Joe Robach, a Rochester Republican and sponsor, says he believes the new requirement will be supported by parents across the state.

The bill goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing or veto. A spokesman says Wednesday that Cuomo hasn't yet taken a position on the bill.

Tristan O’Neill, WAMC News.

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