Body Piercing & Parental Consent

Teens interested in having anything other than their ears pierced could soon be banned from doing so in New York State. Many piercing shops already reject kids under 18 without explicit parental consent and state lawmakers could follow their lead if a new bill is signed into law. The bill, which would require written consent from parents to be provided and kept on file at shops for 12 months, has already passed both houses in Albany and next goes to the governor’s desk for approval or veto. This week on BTR Pulse we speak to people in New York, including a mother and a local piercer, about their experiences and the proposed law.

Featured song: “Conscience Killer” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Photo credit(s):
Cam Switzer – http://www.flickr.com/photos/camswitzer/3323893871/
Cherry Cyanide – http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherryscented/4079155645/

About BTR Pulse:
We take to the street and give people a chance to sound off and be heard. From politics and health to privacy and communication, BTRtv has its finger on the Pulse. New episodes every Thursday. Watch more episodes of BTR Pulse on our Blip page: http://blip.tv/btrpulse

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