While I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would pierce any part of their body but their ears, this kind of story really frosts me.
Why? Because of reports like this. TSA isn't even complying with its own rules. Tests they've run themselves have demonstrated that it's possible to smuggle bombs and bomb making materials past security. What's worse is they're lying to the public about the number of air marshalls they're providing.
And yet this young woman's piercings were perceived as a potential threat. How much simpler would a visual exam by a female airport security agent have been?
Oh--and by the way--this is what their own site has to say about
how they handle body jewelry. Note that bit about pat down searches?
I hope she sues.