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  • Pentagon to allow religious beards, tattoos, piercings in some cases

    01/22/2014 2:22:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 Jan 14 | Kristina Wong
    The Pentagon will become more accommodating to individuals’ respective religions, according to updated instruction released today. A new Pentagon policy states that military departments will accommodate religious requests from individual service members unless a request would interfere with military readiness, a mission, unit cohesion, or good order and discipline. This would include religious clothing, facial hair, religious tattoos and piercings. The changes come after a Sikh American Army major complained to congressional staffers that fellow Sikhs should be able to wear a turban or maintain a beard while in uniform. Each request will be decided on a case-by-case basis, and...
  • Tongue Piercing Killed Woman in 2 Days

    10/14/2010 7:31:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Metro ^ | 10/14/2010 | Aidan Radnedge
    A woman died of blood poisoning two days after having her tongue pierced as a birthday treat, an inquest was told on Thursday.Amanda Taylor wanted the stud so she could look like royal Zara Phillips and pop star Pink, her family said. The 34-year-old collapsed within 48 hours of having the 2cm (0.8in) steel bar put through her tongue. Just before she died, she wrote on Facebook: ‘I feel like crap.’ Before yesterday’s hearing, Miss Taylor’s mother Lorraine, 61, said: ‘I was against [the piercing] and Amanda never did anything unless she had my blessing. ‘But her friend was having...
  • Lawyer: Judge tells school to take pierced NC girl

    10/08/2010 12:15:41 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies
    hosted. ^ | Oct 8 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A federal judge ordered a North Carolina school to admit a 14-year-old high school student suspended for wearing a nose piercing she says is part of her religion, and the teenager was headed to science class Friday afternoon...
  • 'Mom, why can't I get a job?' [Pix of body-modified lunatics]

    08/09/2010 3:41:18 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 122 replies · 1+ views
    These are real pictures of people who have tattoos and piercings that probably keep them from gainful employment.
  • Horned Man Arrested in Oklahoma

    07/15/2010 11:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 108 replies · 2+ views
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | Alice Wolke
    Lots of people have tattoos. Lots of people have piercings. Not very many people have both, plus horns implanted on their foreheads, though. But Jesse Thornhill does. Tulsa police arrested the 28-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to run over his landlord with his minivan. Fortunately, the landlord was not hurt because she managed to dodge the 1996 Ford Windstar. Thornhill was arrested and later bonded out of jail.
  • Kitten-piercing defendant wants charges dropped (Goth kittens)

    09/16/2009 7:00:52 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 31 replies · 2,063+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes Barre, PA) ^ | 9/16/09 | Sheena Delazio
    WILKES-BARRE – Attorneys for a woman accused of piercing the bodies of three stray kittens have asked a judge to dismiss the case, saying that charges of cruelty to animals and criminal conspiracy are “unconstitutionally vague.” Lawyers for Holly Crawford, 34, of Dobson Road, Ross Township, filed court papers Tuesday asking for the dismissal, stating prosecutors “failed to provide reasonable notice of the conduct” that Crawford is charged with. Three counts each of cruelty to animals and criminal conspiracy were filed after humane officers and state police searched Crawford’s home on Dec. 17 and seized three kittens with ear, neck...
  • Pierced kittens removed from home ("Gothic kittens" to sell on eBay)

    12/18/2008 7:31:38 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 97 replies · 11,189+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 12/18/08 | Edward Lewis
    ROSS TWP. – Three kittens with ear, neck and tail piercings were removed from a home by humane officers on Wednesday. One of the officers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Luzerne County said the pierced kittens were being sold as “gothic kittens” on an Internet auction site. “This is a first,” said Officer Carol Morrison. “It’s unbelievable anybody would do this to kittens.” Morrison said the investigation began about a week ago when a man from another state noticed “gothic kittens” being sold on eBay. The kittens were also being sold on a pet...
  • Woman Says TSA Forced Piercings Removal

    03/27/2008 9:07:40 PM PDT · by Deek1969 · 88 replies · 2,158+ views
    AP ^ | 3/27/2008 | Greg Risling
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Texas woman who said she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers in order to board an airplane called Thursday for an apology by federal security agents and a civil rights investigation. "I wouldn't wish this experience upon anyone," Mandi Hamlin said at a news conference. "My experience with TSA was a nightmare I had to endure. No one deserves to be treated this way." Hamlin, 37, said she was trying to board a flight from Lubbock to Dallas on Feb. 24 when she was scanned by a Transportation Security Administration agent after...
  • Her nose piercing leads to job loss, hurt feelings (Tax Collector)

    11/30/2007 1:11:06 PM PST · by Cagey · 437 replies · 9,779+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 11-30-2007 | JAMAL THALJI
    Tax Collector Mike Olson says the office worker was told not to do it. LAND O'LAKES - Lauren Mixon said she wanted to sparkle - but just a little bit. She wanted to get her nose pierced with a tiny diamond. She checked the dress code at work. It discouraged "extreme" jewelry. She checked with her supervisor. The answer, Mixon said: "It wouldn't be in my best interests." Now some may interpret that one way. Mixon's own interpretation: no one ever said "no." So she had her nose pierced. It hurt like heck for three days. Now it really hurts....
  • Mysterious infection blamed on tongue piercing

    09/24/2007 10:11:33 PM PDT · by SoldierMedic · 85 replies · 179+ views
    EVERETT, Wash. -- Cindi Reedes heard doctors tell her the same frightening words three times in eight days: Her teenage daughter's chances of survival were slim. It would take a near-miracle to save her from the aggressive infection ravaging her body. The only cause doctors could guess at was the tongue piercing 18-year-old Lacey Filosa got without her mother knowing about it. For weeks, Lacey wavered at the edge of death, kept in a drug-induced coma to give her struggling body every chance to heal. A tube kept her breathing. Operations to cut out the infection were needed nearly every...
  • Governor signs laws on body piercing, gift cards, mercury (MN Gov)

    05/22/2007 11:34:45 AM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 34 replies · 1,781+ views
    ST. PAUL — No more eyebrow studs for underage Minnesotans — at least not unless Mom or Dad goes along to the piercing parlor and signs a consent form. Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a body piercing bill into law Monday, threatening jail time and fines for body piercers who perform work on minors without getting parental consent. The law, which takes effect Aug. 1, doesn't apply for traditional ear piercings. Pawlenty also signed several other proposals that got noticed this year. —Expiration dates and service fees for gift cards will be banned starting Aug. 1, but the law doesn't apply...
  • [Oak Ridge, TN school paper] Revised OR paper going to students (Poll Needs FReeping)

    11/30/2005 8:14:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 318+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/30/5 | BOB FOWLER
    OAK RIDGE - A controversial edition of the Oak Ridge High School student newspaper that was confiscated last week will remain banned, school officials announced late Tuesday. A revised version of The Oak Leaf will be distributed to students today, Superintendent Tom Bailey said in a release. Dropped from the retooled edition is an article describing various types of birth-control methods. Hastily put in its place Tuesday afternoon by student editor-in-chief Brittany Thomas is an editorial about a recent school play, "The Importance of Being Earnest.'' School officials demanded the change, Thomas said. "I was told to fill it with...
  • Wyo. May Ban Facial Piercings in Eateries

    03/15/2005 10:19:43 PM PST · by Stoat · 29 replies · 4,119+ views
    Yahoo! News / AP ^ | March 14, 2005 | CURTIS B. WACKERLE
    Wyo. May Ban Facial Piercings in Eateries   Mon Mar 14, 7:09 PM ET   By CURTIS B. WACKERLE, Associated Press WriterCHEYENNE, Wyo. - As if the hair in your salad wasn't bad enough, a city health inspector said there had been "several cases" of tongue rings and other facial jewelry found in the food in the city's restaurants.   It was enough to persuade the Governor's Food Safety Council to recommend banning facial jewelry for restaurant workers who prepare food — perhaps becoming the first state in the country to do so. But despite his testimony, when contacted...
  • Most Pierced

    12/07/2004 9:14:30 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 24 replies · 1,750+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Tue Nov 16, 7:10 PM ET | Nicolas Asfouri
    Most pierced: Elaine Davidson, the most pierced woman in the world, shows off some of her 2,520 piercings at the 50th anniversary of the Guiness World Records in London . (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)
  • Sorority Urged Members to Lie in Blood Drive

    04/12/2004 2:43:42 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 55 replies · 718+ views
    FoxNews online ^ | 4/12/2004 | FoxNews
    <p>COLUMBIA, Mo. — Members of a sorority were urged to lie about their health to qualify as donors in a competitive blood drive at the University of Missouri-Columbia (search), a school that once set a world record for blood collection.</p>
  • Dentists warn of harm by oral jewelry

    08/11/2003 12:07:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 393+ views
    SunSpot.net ^ | 8/11/03 | Frank D. Roylance
    Damage: Tongue and lip piercings can increase the risk of gum disease, infections and tooth loss, researchers say. People who jab gold studs through their lips and pierce their tongues with silver bars aren't usual eager to hear a learned discourse on gum disease. But Dr. John K. Brooks tries anyway: Oral jewelry, he tells them, can cost you a tooth. "The patients I've been successful with are the ones that had pain and infection. They're much more ready to be convinced," the Mount Airy dentist says. Brooks and two colleagues at the University of Maryland Dental School say there...
  • Becky survives holiday horror lightning strike [lip and tongue piercings alert]

    07/05/2003 8:59:55 AM PDT · by aculeus · 37 replies · 1,939+ views
    ic.Berkshire.co ^ | Jul 3 2003 | Ollie Stallwood, Reading Chronicle
    BECKY Nyang was left feeling a little down in the mouth after a brush with death when she was struck by lightning on the Greek holiday isle of Corfu. The 26-year-old special service agent for Virgin at Heathrow is still shaken and recovering at her west Reading home after the lightning bolt zeroed in on her lip and tongue piercings. The drama began when she and a friend were forced to flee the beach at Kavos by an approaching storm and Becky was crossing the courtyard of their hotel. She said: "When it hit me all I could see was...