State inspectors paid a visit to Bay Area body piercing and tattoo shops Thursday to enforce a new law that bans lead from all jewelry sold in California.
Mike Berriesford, supervising investigator with the Department of Toxic Substances Control, employed new x-ray equipment at Zebra on Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue.
“We have a new law to enforce and we’re here to make sure that the standards are adhered to,” said Berriesford.
Not a problem for Kerri Naslund, who was performing a nose piercing. She has run a lead-free shop for 16 years, she said.