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Ear Piercing for 12 year old...Should Allow or Should Not Allow?

Posted by on Jun. 2, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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My daughter will be turning 12 years old next week and she asked for her ear to be pierced. It is the pinna piercing which is located in the outer ear rim, top of the ear. Is it inappropriate for her to have one at this age?

I am on the fence with this one. Don't know if I should allow her to have one, need your opinions to finalize my decision.

by on Jun. 2, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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Heather_the_Mom
by Member on Jun. 2, 2011 at 6:26 PM

I say no for several reasons:

1) Her school may not allow it

2) Can lead to deformities.  A friend of mine had her ear pierced in the same location, and now she has this huge growth coming out the back of the top of her ear. 

3) I personally believe that is something that doesn't look good on a child that young.  15  or 16, sure, but not at 12.

 

LindaClement
by Bronze Member on Jun. 2, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Deformities...?

Oh my.

Both my girls had their ears pierced before 4. For a couple of reasons:

1. They wanted them and they're not my ears.

2. Little kids heal a lot faster than older kids.

3. I think they look sweet.

4. They were well-healed long before they were involved in sports (or anything else that would necessitate them taking them out.)

Heather_the_Mom
by Member on Jun. 2, 2011 at 6:40 PM


Quoting LindaClement:

Deformities...?

Oh my.

Both my girls had their ears pierced before 4. For a couple of reasons:

1. They wanted them and they're not my ears.

2. Little kids heal a lot faster than older kids.

3. I think they look sweet.

4. They were well-healed long before they were involved in sports (or anything else that would necessitate them taking them out.)


If I'm not mistaken, you are talking about getting their lobes pierced, right?  The OP is talking about her daughter getting the top of her ear pierced.  My DD got her earlobes pierced when she was 6 months old, and I have to agree with you, they really do look sweet!

LindaClement
by Bronze Member on Jun. 2, 2011 at 6:51 PM

That is what I was talking about, yes...

The only problem we've had with cartilage piercing was difficulty stopping the bleeding. Both girls were 16 when they had it done, and both said it hardly hurt at all.

Quoting Heather_the_Mom:


Quoting LindaClement:

Deformities...?

Oh my.

Both my girls had their ears pierced before 4. For a couple of reasons:

1. They wanted them and they're not my ears.

2. Little kids heal a lot faster than older kids.

3. I think they look sweet.

4. They were well-healed long before they were involved in sports (or anything else that would necessitate them taking them out.)


If I'm not mistaken, you are talking about getting their lobes pierced, right?  The OP is talking about her daughter getting the top of her ear pierced.  My DD got her earlobes pierced when she was 6 months old, and I have to agree with you, they really do look sweet!


TheJerseyGirl
by Bronze Member on Jun. 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

 I say YES.

TheJerseyGirl
by Bronze Member on Jun. 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

 Whoops! I mean YES...let her get it!

A.D.D426
by New Member on Jun. 2, 2011 at 7:47 PM

no i dnt think it is i say let her do it at least shes not asking for a belly ring (yet) wich most girls who r her age are already doing behind there parents back. it wont hurt to let her get it done. itry to remmeber when u where her age. she probably just wants to fit in or stand out! good luck let us know what  you decide

wickedfiress
by on Jun. 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM


This is what you're talking about yes?

I say sure.  Anywhere on the ears is fine. Nothing else until 18. :)

It's amazing how people don't hold themselves to the standards they set for others.

BeachMommy07
by on Jun. 2, 2011 at 8:56 PM

 I see nothing wrong with it.

BeachMommy07
by on Jun. 2, 2011 at 8:57 PM

 Oh snap. I didn't know you meant *this* nope, not at 12, maybe when she's older.

Quoting wickedfiress:

 

This is what you're talking about yes?

I say sure.  Anywhere on the ears is fine. Nothing else until 18. :)

 

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