New York Passes Law Requiring Minors to Obtain Parental Consent for Body Piercing

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"Of course I'll sign this, Susie, I know how much you want to look like Lisbeth from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Governor Cuomo signed the bill on Monday that his office says will better protect teens from infections and blood-borne disease. It's already illegal to tattoo a person under 18. This new law requires body piercing studios to check teenagers' identification, and prohibits a shop from piercing a minor (other than on the ear) without a parental consent form signed in the presence of the shop owner or piercer. It's getting so much harder to rebel these days.