Your Body Rights
Issues of personal privacy and body rights
Airport Scanners and Body Privacy
If you travel by airplane, and you are a pierced person, you should start asking yourself just how private you feel about your body and piercings. Because soon you may be forced to reveal them publicly.
Airports and Body Piercings
It canīt be said for sure if all "private screenings" are like this, but here is what happened to the Body Art editor when she had to prove her piercings at the airport.
Hair Rights and Wrongs
Hair grows, you can do stuff to it and then cut it off and it grows back. Seems simple enough, right? Wrong. Hair and the battle over what is "right" and what is "wrong" about it is a conflict as old as fashion itself.
With the rise in popularity, tattooed celebrities are sometimes known more for their skin art than their talents. But who owns the actual tattoo design? Artist and collectors may be set for a showdown....
The Age Limit Debate
As the interest in body art moves more and more into the mainstream, there are more stories about friction over age limits. Whose fault is it when a minor gets pierced or tattooed?
The Controversy of Female Genital Mutilation
For the most part body modifications are something that a person chooses for themselves. However in some parts of the world, there still exist nonconsensually practices. Learn more about the practice referred to as female circumcision or FGM.
The Legal Battle Over Male Circumcision
How do you view male circumcision? Is it a religious practice, a form of body art or something that should be illegal unless the person to whom it is done is over the age of eighteen? The city of San Francisco is about to have that debate.
The TSA Becomes Unreasonable About Piercings
With no actual policy about body piercings, the TSA is now facing a barrage of negative publicity after a woman was forced to remove her nipple rings in order to be able to board her flight.
TSA Vague About Piercing Threat Body Art Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Body Art Site Map
The information about body piercings and security inspections on the TSA website is very vague about why body piercings are a threat. See what the TSA has to say when you contact them directly.
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