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652.  (a) It shall be an infraction for any person to perform or
offer to perform body piercing upon a person under the age of 18
years, unless the body piercing is performed in the presence of, or
as directed by a notarized writing by, the person's parent or
guardian.
   (b) This section does not apply to the body piercing of an
emancipated minor.
   (c) As used in this section, "body piercing" means the creation of
an opening in the body of a human being for the purpose of inserting
jewelry or other decoration, including, but not limited to, the
piercing of a lip, tongue, nose, or eyebrow. "Body piercing" does not
include the piercing of an ear.
   (d) Neither the minor upon whom the body piercing was performed,
nor the parent or guardian of that minor, nor any other minor is
liable for punishment under this section.

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