– Minors in New York State can get body piercings in “places the sun don’t shine” without parental consent, reports the New York Post:
New York has a minimum age to receive a tattoo: 18. And to drink alcohol: 21.
You must be 18 to legally purchase a pack of smokes. At 16, you may apply for a learner’s permit to drive.
But the minimum age to get your skin, mouth or private parts breached by a potentially infection-causing needle:
State Senator Joe Robach referred to the report in legislation he submitted last week to require parental consent. Robach also supports a bill restricting minors from using tanning beds.
– Why do education reformers refuse to discuss integrating schools? It’s the only thing proven to help close the achievement gap.
– A Pittsford man’s cell phone won’t stop ringing. He is a likely victim of “spoofing.”
– Jim Boeheim earns more than Syracuse University’s chancellor and got a 33% percent raise in 2010.
– The Kennedy curse? It’s how they treat women.