October 8, 1997 |
Body piercers beware: Poking holes through a minor's tongue or navel without parental consent could soon trigger more than just a mother's wrath. Under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Pete Wilson, it will be illegal to pierce those under 18 unless a parent is present or provides notarized permission. Only one body part is exempt from the rule--the ear.
September 22, 1997 |
With the growing popularity of body piercing, dentists are becoming concerned about complications that can occur when people have had jewelry or metal devices placed in the tongue and other parts of the mouth. Such piercing is done by unlicensed, self-trained operators, without anesthesia. Pain and swelling are frequent, but other side effects can include prolonged bleeding, chipped teeth, scarring and infections, according to the Journal of the American Dental Assn. Drs. Shelia S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1997 |
Teenagers would have to get parental consent before having most parts of their bodies pierced for jewelry or decoration, under a bill by an Antelope Valley legislator approved Thursday in the Senate. The bill by Assemblyman George Runner (R-Lancaster) would levy $250 fines against anyone who pierces, or offers to pierce, the body of a minor unless a parent is present or has provided written permission. The minors would not be liable for punishment, nor would parents.
May 28, 1997 |
Minors who want their bodies pierced would need a note from Mom or Dad under legislation that won overwhelming approval Tuesday in the Assembly. The bill, by Assemblyman George Runner Jr. (R-Lancaster), would make it an infraction to pierce a child under 18 unless a parent is present or provides notarized consent. Only ears would be exempt under the legislation, which went to the state Senate on a 71-1 vote.
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).
January 29, 1997 |
Here we are at the end of a century of scientific and technological advances so vast they may surpass the rest of humankind's history of knowledge--and cutting-edge culture has some of us looking like tribal nomads ready to take some heads: barbells in our eyebrows. Studs in our chins. Hoops in our genitalia. Many in California--this holy mecca of holes--say they pierce their bodies to fully realize their individuality.
January 24, 1997 |
Madonna pierced her navel. Axl Rose put a ring through his nipple. And Dennis Rodman, basketball's baddest of bad boys, poked a hole in his nose. In case you've snoozed through the mid-1990s, body piercing is big, really big. Young people, especially, have embraced the art, puncturing the tongue, eyebrows and other parts with gusto. Soon, however, California teens may no longer be contemplating whether to pierce or not to pierce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1996 |
On the surface, Scott Dygert seems to have everything. Not only is Dygert, a high school junior, the student body vice president and president of the Debate Club, but he was also selected to represent his peers on Assemblywoman Debra Bowen's (D-Marina del Rey) Youth Council. And last year, he lettered in track.