September 24, 1996 |
The dominant sound at Tattoo Mania's fifth annual Inkslingers Ball was the incessant buzzing of electric needles. It easily drowned out the alternative rock music coming out of the PA system. In almost every booth, someone was offering up a bared ankle, back, thigh or other body part to be permanently decorated with the design of their choice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997
Thank you for putting "Bill Seeks OK of Parents for Body Piercing" (Jan. 24) on the front page where it's sure to receive the ridicule it deserves. Lancaster Assemblyman George Runner Jr.'s proposal to require parental approval before kids do anything so rash as pierce a bellybutton seems a strange position for a "get the government out of people's lives" Republican. Gosh, parents really need the government's help on this one! As your story implies, the government might plausibly have a role in regulating the sanitary conditions of piercing parlors, but Runner's bill is aimed not at improving hygiene, but at bolstering the power of majors over minors.
February 24, 2012 |
In one of the most comprehensive health examinations of body piercing, researchers have found that the wildly popular fashion statement is relatively safe although about 20% of piercings become infected. Northwestern University dermatologists analyzed the overall safety, complications and medical consequences of piercings, focusing on the ear, nose, mouth, nipple, navel and male and female genitalia. They found infections, although treatable, were the most common complication, followed by allergies, loss of blood, scarring and interference of medical procedures, such as X-ray or ultrasound.
March 12, 1997 |
A bill to require parental permission for a teenager to pierce assorted body parts was bombarded with amendments and questions Tuesday until an Assembly committee postponed a vote to sort it all out. "I think there are too many holes in it," said Assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) with a grin. "It doesn't appear to me this is very well thought out," said Assemblywoman Carole Migden (D-San Francisco).
November 9, 2002 |
Alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman returned to the San Francisco Jazz Festival Thursday night for the first time since his controversial appearance in 1994. That now-legendary performance was a multimedia presentation featuring music, video, contortionists and multiple body piercing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2006 |
New laws governing young drivers, homeowners associations, the marketing of fish and the sale of puppies take effect with the new year. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed 729 bills into law in 2005. That was fewer new laws than in any year since at least 1967. Lawmakers took a number of actions to protect the privacy of Californians. They made it a crime to use e-mail ruses to try to dupe people into revealing private information.
August 16, 2003 |
It's a stereotype to say that every athlete at the X Games has tattoos and body piercings, but those things are a crucial part of the makeup of X Games athletes. So are baggy clothes and dyed hair. And anything else that defies the mainstream.
September 20, 1992 |
Tumor is pretty hip for a 15-year-old girl, always on the guest list, always knows who's coming through town, usually manages to get albums a few weeks before they show up in the stores. She knows how to stage-dive without sticking her Doc Martens into some goober's face. Her favorite color is black.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2012 |
First, they could grow a mustache, just like Walt Disney. Now, they can grow a little more facial hair but not quite enough to be like most of the Seven Dwarfs. Disneyland announced that it's loosened up its legendary dress code — known as the Disney Look — to allow employees to grow more facial hair. But the rules still forbid visible tattoos, body piercings (other than the ears for women), "extreme" hairstyles or colors. (Shaved heads are OK for men, but a no-go for women.)