WA regulators looking at new jewelry implants
Friday, June 17, 2011
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state regulators are taking a look at a new kind of body piercing offered at some tattoo parlors.
It's called midrodermal piercing or jewelry implants.
The Daily Herald reports a post is inserted under the skin. It sticks through the surface so wearers can attach a small piece of jewelry to the stud.
One worker at Enemy Tattoo in Everett, Kris "Gumby" Kaeser, says you can put them almost anywhere on the body.
State Department of Licensing spokeswoman Christine Anthony says the agency will be taking a look at the new practice.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com