Parental Consent Now Required for Body Piercing of Minors
The potential risks linked to body piercing have prompted New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) officials to change public health law.
All body piercing of minors (under 18 years of age), with the exception of ear piercing, now requires written consent (NYSDOH Form 5072) from a parent or legal guardian, signed in the presence of the body piercing studio owner or body piercing specialist.
For further information:
- Putnam County Department of Health Press release
12-17-2012 Body piercing release
- NYSDOH Form 5072—Parent of Legal Guardian Consent for Body Piercing of a Person Under 18 Years of Age
- NYSDOH—Body Art – Tattooing and Body Piercing