Too young to pierce?

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Zoo Keeper
Too young to pierce?

So Mr.Pants and I are trying to figure out how young is too young to pierce? Mini  is 15 and wants her belly button pierced. Ittybittypritty is 15 months and we are discussing ear piercing. I am indifferent to either. But Mr.Pants is sitting on a firm NO regarding both girls...I told him he just doesn't want them to grow up. He says that's his right as the Daddy. I told Mini she doesn't need to convince me but her dad....since he thinks it's sexual. She has been working on it for two months...she enlisted our peditrician (who is also a friend) for support ...didn't work. Made a power point...didn't work. So what is th opinion on ear piercing on a baby and belly button on a teen?

   

Almost Evil
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 Yes to the ear piercing. No question about that. Thats my opinion there.

Now the belly...thats different lol.

I went off and got mien done when i was 15 or 16. Got it ripped out TWICE before i was 18. I now hate belly rings. I dont see any reason for anyone under 18 to have one. I like them on girls, theyre sexy. But theyre S E X Y. Thats what theyre meant for- to make guys stare at your belly. Thats why I got it. Thast why everyone ive ever met in my entire life got it. I dont think a 15 year old needs one. But then again...i had one :/

I suck i have no advice really.

"So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb. "

Stevie
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My daughter?  Having no daughter, I'll imagine.  Ear piercings when and if she wants.  I think non-pierced ears on a girl are so unique and attractive.  Whan she says she wants her ears pierced, I'll get the potato, ice cube, and the needle.

Belly button?  Probably not.  Or anything else until she's 18.  Cause I'm her dad and I say so.  :)

Zoo Keeper
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Stevie wrote:

Belly button?  Probably not.  Or anything else until she's 18.  Cause I'm her dad and I say so.  :)

hat is exactly what her dad says....she'll be bummed when I tell her GuG offered no support to her cause! Thanks everyone..

Hello Cupcake
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Zoo Keeper wrote:

Stevie wrote:

Belly button?  Probably not.  Or anything else until she's 18.  Cause I'm her dad and I say so.  :)

hat is exactly what her dad says....she'll be bummed when I tell her GuG offered no support to her cause! Thanks everyone..

Awwwwww man....we're going to be the guggie aunts and uncles she doesn't like! ;)

I do applaud her for the way she went about it though :)

What a smart cookie.

Zoo Keeper
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She thinks Power Point should get her anything...we even got the Christmas wishlist in Power Point this last year...lol

Wonderland
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so did you tell her that your fellow gugees disagreed with her?

 

 

"Your typical city involved in a typical daydream.  Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings."

Zoo Keeper
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Not yet...she will be bummed. But at the same time I think she's over it. Like I said I'm kind of indifferent to it but I'm supoorting her Dad since he has put his foot down. Mainly because he is her stepfather and feels that I need to support him as her father since he's been there since she was 4. He says I let her go to me to often to over rule him and he's right. It is important that she knows we are a team. The funny thing is I think she likes it when he puts his foot down because it makes her feel like he is really her father since her biodad lives so far away.

She is a good kid and we really have no qualms with her choices thus far. I kind of wonder if she would actually do it if I took her...she asked her biodad and stepmom if she could and they asked her what I thought of it and she said "Mom says no way." Immediately after she told them that they were like okay you can get it done! But she still didn't do it...she respects us as her parents even when she's 3000 miles away. We can't ask for much more than that....

I think it is just a phase...plus she's a big baby when it comes to pain :)!

snazzy
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i think piercing the toddler would be alright. its just easier and most young girls will want it when theyre older anyway. when theyre younger they dont have as much fear and are a lot more easier to comfort imo. we pierced our daughters at 16 months. she cried no more than 5 mins and they did both ears at the same time. i think they are easier to take care of when they are young too. she doesnt mess with hers and never has- unless you ask her where her "bling" is. for the teenager, if it were me i would wait just because of the health risk with a piercing like that. especially when involved in sports. i work in a piercing shop and have seen alot of ugly scars and heard alot of disturbing stories. the infections can be extremely painful. i would consult biodad too. just to give him the same respect you would want. i know as a step parent i wouldnt want that kind of relationship or give that kind of impression on my stepchild. teamwork in parental disicions should always involve all parties.

~No pressure, no diamonds.~

Zoo Keeper
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Sigh...if only it were that easy. I used to email him about her but stopped after the lack of response. Not even a simple...yeah I got the email so I stopped wasting my time.... and his apparently. I wish it was a parental relationship where I could tell him what she's doing and what she needs and get a response but it's always considered critiscm so I gave up. I think even Mini gave up trying to communicate with him...everything is a battle and it's become easier to just not communicate.

We pierced Ittybityypritty this morning at the Pediatrician's office and I think she was madder about being held down than anything! And Mini well...she can just wait...

Hello Cupcake
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Well, I was too young to remember my ear piercing (thanks mom, thanks dad :)) and I turned out okay

Jk! :D hehe

Every family household is different.  Ear piercing was not a big deal in mine.   Ears were done early.  Which I'm thankful they were.  I was 15 when I had my ear cartilage piercing (2), that's way different than the belly button though! ;)

I may have ran into a road block if I wanted a belly button piercing :) And I bet that sign would have read "DAD" :p

Part personal choice too, I would have been too nervous with it and participating in sports.

After I turned 17, I was free to pierce and tattoo where and what I wanted.  I know a lot of parents say 18 but I was 17 when I went off to college.  I don't know, I was happy with that, they were too.

 

 

 

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