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

posted 7 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 : (53 votes)
    16 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 32
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My mom took me to get mine done for my 15th birthday. I think 15-16 is appropriate especially since in my province there is no legal age but at most studios you can get a piercing without parental consent at 16, so better to get it with a parent’s blessing and help finding a reputable, clean piercing studio than to do it on a whim against a parent’s wishes.

    @NurseMandie:  If your Fiance and ex are both ok with it though I don’t think you have a place being upset about it. It might not be what you chose to do but they made their decision and moved forward with it. Her acting like a brat in your house, you can definitely do something about though!


    Post # 34
    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    18 no if ands or buts about it. 

    Post # 35
    1178 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I think 16…. maybe 18.

    However, you are not her biological mother… her mother and father gave permission. So you don’t really have a say in what she does. So I think being pissed off at your Fiance is pointless because its out of your control.

    Post # 36
    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My mom took me when I was 15 to get mine done. I kept it for about 10 years.

    Post # 37
    10363 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d prefer if they waited until they were legally able to do it without a parent signing.


    It doesn’t effect her future and in the long run, it really doesn’t matter. It’s not the end of the world.

    Post # 38
    2912 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996


    I voted 16. I don’t have a daughter and would not have pierced my own navel at any age (though I like piercings a lot! and like seeing navel piercings on other people. just not for me.) In this case, this child is NOT your child. I don’t think you get a say in what she does with her body when it cannot affect you in any way. If her parents were okay with it, that’s all that matters. You need to drop it.

    Post # 39
    7977 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I think I was in my early teens when I had mine. Illegal, of course… you must be at least 16 in the UK. But I don’t think it’s inappropriate in the sense of being sexually inappropriate. It’s not as if I bared my navel during my teens… my piercings were for me, not to display to the general public.

    Post # 40
    7898 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Do people still do this?  I had no idea it was still a thing. 

    Post # 41
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I voted 18, but… people are still doing this?  I consider belly button piercings to be pretty dated so I’m surprised to hear of a teenage girl in 2013 wanting it done.  I thought it was pretty much out of fashion by now.

    Post # 42
    11744 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Never needs to be an option! I think they’re trashy but I honestly didn’t even know people were still into doing it. I thought that was a thing of the past and noses were the new thing!

    Post # 43
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I got mine done at 16 with mom’s supervision, ended up taking it out due to infection, got it done again at 18, this time it fell out without my noticing and closed up, then went back a 3rd time for it at 21, and I still have it now at 24. I’m pretty impartial to it now. But I do like the way my midsection looks better with it. Maybe it’s just because I’m used to looking at it with it in. 

    I voted 17, I don’t think I would let my kids pierce anything other then ears before then. FH would probably disagree….when I met him his little sister, at that time 14, already had huge gauged holes in her ears. His parents were extremely easy going, while mine were pretty strict, so I can see some compromise needed with these types of decisions in the future.

    Post # 44
    6290 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @NurseMandie:  For me it depends entirely on the individual. I was a mature 14 year old; I wanted mine doing, and my mum let me. I read into it, and made sure I knew exactly what it involved, and I was religious about cleaning it properly.

    Navel piercings can be dodgy; they can be very prone to infection and for that reason it is vital that anyone getting it done knows what they’re getting into, and is prepared to take the time and effort to care for it properly to minimise the risk of infection. If someone is able to do that at 12/13/14 I see no issues; if they aren’t they should wait until they are.

    I don’t regret getting mine done at all and TBH I’m glad I got it done young.

    Post # 45
    10451 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    If I had a daughter and she wanted to pierce her belly button, she would need to be at least 16. If she wanted to pierce anything else (than basic ears) I’d tell her hell no. 

    Post # 46
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @NurseMandie:  Unfortunately, this really isn’t your place. Your SD’s TWO parents both agreed that this was okay. Do I think it’s okay fro a 14 yr old? Nope. But – the girls parents did. And as a SM you need to butt out of this one.

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