Legislation and Regulation
Legislation frequently changes. Please note that the information contained on this page may not be the most current, though every effort will be made to update regularly. (Updated 01/06/2012)
Legislative change will only happen in positive ways if we are proactive. That means each of us must work to improve our own area by staying informed and getting involved. The APP is here to help with information, advice and experience. If you are anticipating regulations in your area, or are experiencing difficulty with your legislators, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help with legislative action in our area or have any additional sources of piercing related legislation, please contact the Legislative Liaison.
Update us with information about your local regulations to our database using this form:
BODY PIERCING RELATED BILLS AND LEGISLATION
Listed below are the 50 states and their regulations if any, with the bill number, and website URL. To research the contents of the bill(s), go to the website of the state. Type the bill number in the search block and it will pull up the contents of the bill(s). Once there, many states allow you to search for legislation by keywords. Type in ‘body piercing’ or ‘body+piercing.’ (If it doesn’t come up, try ‘tattooing.’ Sometimes they are lumped together.) This method also works for county and city searches, since many local areas now have ordinances as well. If your local area and state both have regulations, the stricter ones will apply.
If you need help with legislative action in our area or have any additional sources of piercing related legislation, please contact the Outreach Coordinator.
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