Sound Off: Involuntary ear piercing
<b> At a local store, a mother was holding a little girl who was throwing a fit while the clerk attempted to pierce her ear. Did the clerk have no legal duty to stop when the little girl was clearly not giving permission? </b>
State law holds the parent responsible, not the clerk, according to a legal specialist at the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. A minor must have written permission from a parent to get a tattoo or a piercing from a licensed professional in the state of Kansas, but there is nothing that says a child must give permission themselves. If the parent were breaking the law, it would be a matter for the police or the Kansas Department for Children and Families.