http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20040330.html I know you guys are mostly piercing, and often body mod biased but I'd like for you to read this with an open mind and think of the rights aspect of it. I just happened to read back through this article tonight. This site is often biased towards the tattoo owner or pierced person(its a side of body mods of course) but I think in this case its very justified. I can't say I agree with the parents allowing their 12 year old to decide they are ready for a nostril piercing but who is the school to say it? I have my own personal experience with the school system and I must say, I hate it, it works but just barely, and the power abuse in those walls is insane. [ QUOTE ] BME: Didn’t you just expel a student for a nostril piercing that her parents gave her permission for? ROSS: For eight hours a day we are that child’s parents, and what we say goes. We have a responsibility to not allow things like this. This isn’t up for negotiation. In any case, we haven’t taken away anyone’s rights — they don’t have to come to school if they don’t want to. [/ QUOTE ] Got to love to hear someone say your child is theirs for the day, that and isn't it a law that your children have to attend some form of schooling? If you just remove them from it all together won't someone come after you and throw you in jail? Think a superintendent would know that.