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Teens may have to bring parent along for `piercing'

Parents will have to accompany teens getting body piercing if a proposed bill becomes law.

HB390, sponsored by Rep. David Ure, R-Kamas, would require those under 18 to have a parent with them when they have a body part pierced in Utah."If you're over 18, you're smart enough to know what you're doing," Ure told the House Health and Human Services Standing Committee, which favorably passed out the bill Wednesday.

Ure said teens are forging their parents' signatures to get piercing done and piercing businesses aren't acting responsibly to stop the practice.

"If you have a check, they'll pierce you," Ure said.