Governor Cuomo Signs New Body Piercing Law
Governor Cuomo signed a new body piercing law into effect Tuesday that, according to his official website, “(requires) that a minor have written parental consent before obtaining a body piercing.” The law passed by both the Senate and Assembly corrects a situation in which there was no minimum age for body piercing. By comparison it is illegal to tattoo someone under the age on 18. The Daily Star reports that area piercing operations have no problem with the new statute.
“I think it’s a great idea,” said Joe Hamilton, manager of Indelible Ink in Oneonta. “It makes sense.” Joyce Lein is a partner with her son at Rosebud Tattoo and Tanning in Norwich. “I think its a good law,” she said. “Kids need a little guidance.”
The new law goes into effect in 90 days.