At what age is it appropriate for a young girl to pierce her naval?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: How old is it appropriate for a young girl to pierce their body (other than ears)
    12 : (1 votes)
    0 %
    13 : (4 votes)
    1 %
    14 : (14 votes)
    4 %
    15 : (18 votes)
    5 %
    16 : (109 votes)
    32 %
    17 : (20 votes)
    6 %
    18 : (116 votes)
    34 %
    Not until they are out of my house : (52 votes)
    15 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @NurseMandie:  I did it at 15 with my parents permission. I am none the worse for it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was 18 when I got mine. I will not give my daughter permission to get a piercing so she will have to wait until she is legally of age.

    I also think your fiance should have asked his ex to take their daughter so this would not have an effect on your relationship.

    Post # 5
    Member
    805 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i was 18 and in the military before i got mine. but i did get a tattoo at 16 with my moms permission because she wouldnt let me get my tongue pierced (thank god) what i dont get is why navel piercings are still popular. lol

    Post # 6
    Member
    2400 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    For my DD’s they will have to be 18 to get anything pierced or tattooed. I had to be 18 and honestly, if I would have gotten what I wanted when I was 16 I would be getting lots of cover ups done. lol My parents were especially hard core about naval piercings. That was a nono in our house till after you were 18 and out of the house.

     

    Post # 7
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    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    18, and I would not consider anything lower than 16.

    ETA: I have 1 tattoo and will get another next week, but I don’t feel hypocritical at all. It’s an adult decision IMO

    Post # 8
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I had a friend in high school who got hers pierced, so she had to have been at least 14.  It ended up getting infected a lot even though she took good care of it.  That really deterred me from wanting one.

    I think this is a really subjective question.  You have to go with what you’re comfortable with.  I’m sorry that your fiance isn’t on the same page as you when it comes to parenting.  That seems like the bigger issue here than her age.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I got mine done when I was 16 and at 17 I had to have emergency surgery so they took it out and I never put the silly thing back in again LOL what a waste 

    Post # 11
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    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @MrsPanda99:  same here. The nice thing about piercings is that you can take them out and let the holes close if needed. Much less permanent than a tattoo or a pregnancy or a drug problem when it comes to teenage rebellion Wink (though is it really rebellion if your dad and grandpa take you to get it done??)

    Post # 12
    Member
    4223 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I was 16. I find 14 a bit young too but honestly, it’s not that big of a deal. I’d say the bigger issue would be if she did it on her own, without parental permission or did it defiantly.. or in some skeezy place. Piercings can be taken out and heal over with usually minimal scaring. I’d be more upset if she got a tattoo or something that you can’t really get rid of. 

    Post # 13
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    1515 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Personally, I think 14 is okay with parental consent. 

    Since her biological Mom and your FI(her dad) both were fine with it, I think you need to let it go. You may not agree with it and are free to give them your opinion but unfortunately you dont get the final say. 

    How she behaves in your house, is def. your territory and FI and yourself need to sort that out – teenagers rebel :S

    Just be thankful it’s a normal piercing for a teenager and not a nipple piercing or tattoo, which is permanent. =)

    *nothing against tats or piercings(I have them), just in reference to Op’s Step-daughter.

    Post # 14
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    2912 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I got mine pierced at 14 but I dread the thought of my own daughter doing the same! I guess out of all the things she can do this isn’t too bad. 

    Post # 15
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    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I voted 15. I think that this is an issue between your fiance, his daughter, and his mom and if they both allowed it you have to suck it up.

    Post # 16
    Member
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I did it at the age of 16 – my mom wasn’t thrilled but she came with me to make sure it was a safe and nice/clean place.

    I still have it and don’t regret it.  I’m in my 30s now. 

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