Airport security guards who forced a woman to remove her nipple rings with pliers were following procedures, according to the TSA—but they agree it's time for some new procedures, CNN reports. Pierced passengers pulled over for inspection will in future be told they have the option of showing the piercing to a guard instead of removing it.
The Texas woman says she was humiliated after being made to remove the rings while male guards snickered in the background and has demanded an apology. "The conduct of TSA was cruel and unnecessary," her lawyer said. "Last time that I checked, a nipple was not a dangerous weapon." The TSA plans to train security officers with simulated "bra bombs."