I would tell him when he is a teenager or older. Does he have friends who have pierced ears?
No I dont, and wont until they are out of my house, but bumping for you so you can get some answers :)
I would take him to a piercer (APP certified) and let him talk to him about options, location, gauge and appearance.
I'm modified. If my son wanted his ears pierced, I'd make him do research and understand what the piercings was, what gauge he wanted, what shop, the cost, the before AND after care and how much it would cost to maintain the piercing. If he was able to prove to me that he could do all that, I'd take him to my body artist and have him talk with him and then let him do it. I'm not a fan of allowing young kids or even teenagers to gauge their ears beyond an 8 though. I have mine done and I've done mine slowly. Kids though, they do it so fast that by the time they are adults their ears are blown out or so big that they can't go back to normal and if changes their career options when they got too big.
Both of my sons had their ears pierced. My oldest when he was 10 or 11. My youngest when he was 13 or 14. Neither have them anymore.
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