Though Sen. Missy Irvin (R-Mountain View) is a staunch advocate of small government, she has sponsored a bill banning certain body modification practices, leading some artists and consumers to complain that the legislation would restrict their freedom to make adult choices.
The bill prohibits scarification and dermal implants. Scarification is a non-ink skin marking that forms scars for decorative purposes, while the bill defines dermal implants as "insertion of an object under the skin of a live human being for ornamentation or decoration." (The ban is on licensed professionals in the body-art industry, so plastic surgeons can breathe easy.) #merica#landofthefree#notreally#freetowork#freetoshop