Andrew Cuomo signs law requiring parental consent for minors' body piercing

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a law that

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a law that prohibits anyone younger than 18 from getting a body piercing without parental consent. (Credit: iStock)

ALBANY -- Starting soon, minors will need parental consent to get a body piercing.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a law Monday that prohibits anyone younger than 18 from getting a piercing without parental consent. The law takes effect in 90 days.

"Body piercing can result in severe health risks and it is our obligation as New Yorkers and parents to make sure that our teens are taking...

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