Body Piercings and Security ScreeningAuthor: RSS Flights | Category: Airport Security
Everyone who travels by air goes through airport security checkpoints. These checkpoints are operated by Transportation Security Officers from the Transportation Security Administration.
Piercings are allowed, but may alarm the metal detectors. Ideally, remove body piercings before security screening.
TSA Security Officers have to identify any metal that is detected at the checkpoint. If you set off the alarm, you will undergo additional screening. This includes a hand-wand and pat-down inspection.