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NSW Parliament Passes Genital, Nipple Piercing Ban

Well if any of you high schoolers out there are thinking about getting a piercing in a sensitive spot will this dissuade you?:

CHILDREN under 16 are now banned from intimate body piercing under laws designed to prevent “inappropriate damage to their bodies”, New South Wales Community Services Minister Linda Burney says.

Under the laws passed today by NSW Parliament, piercing and tattoo operators could face fines of up to $22,000 if they perform an intimate piercing on a child.

Children under 16 will also need parental consent in they want any other type of piercing, under the new laws.

“The new laws will make it illegal for young people under 16 to have intimate body piercing done,” Ms Burney said in a statement.

“This means piercing to their genitals or nipples.

“Children and teens wanting any other type of piercing will also need to get mum and dad’s okay if they are under 16.¬† [AAP]

That should be a real interesting conversation with mom and dad.