Those who are operators of both body piercing
and tattoo should undergo rigorous training from the Municipal Health Office.
Whilst body piercing
and other body modifications have increased in popularity in recent times, the practice of piercing has been commonplace in almost every society around the world and can be traced back to the Egyptian pharaohs with nipple, genital and naval piercings (1550 BC), The Kama Sutra's illustrations of genital piercings (250 AD) and to Mayan ceremonies where tongue piercings were prevalent (700 AD).
The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is in the process of preparing a qualification, the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Body Piercing
and Body Art (Tattooing), to be offered in colleges throughout the UK.
A body piercing
normally takes six weeks to heal, and up to two years before the opening becomes permanent.
Regulating the visibility of tattoos and body piercing
, and monitoring the casual clothing for teacher candidates, sometimes makes me feel dishonest.
among young people has been linked with risk behaviors such as the abuse of legal and illegal substances, (1-5) risky sexual behavior, (2,5) school truancy and running away, (2) suicide ideation and attempts, (2) and delinquent behavior.
is prohibited on those under 18 without written parental consent.
Tattooing and body piercing
are far from the relatively new "fads" many Americans perceive them to be.
NEW laws to tighten up on the control of body piercing
in Ulster will not work, it has been claimed.
Most states in our nation have laws on the books that either prohibit tattooing and body piercing
of minors, or at least require proof of parental consent for these procedures.
THE mother of a 17-year-old boy who died from blood poisoning after having a ring put in his lip has urged all young people to "think twice" before undertaking body piercing
Now in its third edition, this book covers infections linked to salt and freshwater activities, camping and the outdoors, gardening, contact with animals, eating, foreign travel, sports, sexually transmitted diseases, body piercing
, tattooing, and trekking to high altitude.