Post # 17
I say not as a baby, but it’s because everyone in my family has metal allergies. I’d like to wait to see if the baby has the same allergies before piercing her ears. Maybe after she’s 5 or 6 we would consider it…
Post # 18
I would never do it as a baby… I agree with others, when they are old enough to ask for it, I’ll consider it. Just my opinion but I think pierced ears look odd on an infant or small child. In my mind it is something you do when you are growing up.
My ears weren’t pierced until I was 12/13… I would probably allow it around 8/9/10 if she wanted it.
Post # 19
@mightysapphire, her earring holes might never close up. I had a second hole put in when I was about 15 and about 4 years ago, I decided I didn’t like it, so I took the earrings out and haven’t worn any in my second hole since. The holes are still there. It might be different for a child, but don’t count on them disappearing just because there aren’t any earrings in them. I really regret my decision to have a second hole put in–I hate the look of it now 🙁
Post # 20
If I ever have a daughter I think I’ll just wait until she’s old enough to want them herself.
Post # 21
Not until she is old enough to ask, at least, and probably not until she is 6-8.
Post # 22
My parents didn’t pierce mine until I was old enough to ask and I wouldn’t pierce a child’s ears before they knew what it was.
Post # 23
I really don’t know. It’s something I’ve thought about. I can’t think of any girls I personally know who HAVEN’T wanted their ears pierced (I know that doesn’t mean they don’t exist) and I know it would be easier to have it done as a baby in terms of cleaning and such, but then what IF she doesn’t want it? I just don’t know! Mine were done when I was 4 and I can’t remember a whole lot about it other than it hurt and I hated my mom touching them after it was done, but I didn’t get an infection or anything. I have a cousin who had hers done as a baby and it’s cute. She seems to like it now (she’s not quite 3 yet), but I really don’t know!
Post # 24
I got my ears pierced when I was 5 for my birthday because that’s what I wanted!
I will wait until my daughter is old enough to make the decision herself!
Post # 25
I think mine were pierced pretty young, but I don’t know whether I asked or my mom and dad just wanted them done for me. I think it’d be fun to wait til they asked, though. That way they can FEEL the pain, haha. Maybe it’d prevent them from wanting extra holes and tattoos until they were 18 and out of my hair. 🙂
Post # 26
As a baby, no, but when she’s old enough and if she asks, I’d allow it. I got my ears pierced for my 13th birthday, because it’s what I wanted. Before then, I didn’t even like the idea, so it was nice to have the choice.
Post # 27
If she wants it, at age 10 . . . as a rite of passage. She’ll be old enough to ask and take care of it herself.
Post # 28
My daughter asked her father if she could get her ears pierced when she was four, and he said okay. He begged me to say yes bc it was something he asked her for specifically. She decided after a few months she didn’t like the way they felt when she was sleeping or the way her hair got tangled in them, so she took them out and hasn’t wanted them since. When she wants them again, she will have to be old enough to take care of the herself.
I wanted my ears pierced DESPERATELY as a child. My parents made us wait until we were ten and then made a big day out of it. That was cool.
Post # 29
Oh, I didn’t go until I was in my 30s (b/c then b/f, now Fiance gave me diamond studs). When I was there, a 5 year old was getting hers done. Her mom was getting a second hole to put the girl at ease. After the first earring, the girl could not stop screaming and didn’t want the second one. And, she had asked to have it done (not parents’ idea). Her dad was furious–espeically since he still had to pay!
Post # 30
I definitely think it should be a choice, and because taking good care of your ears and keeping track of small earrings can be a biggish responsibility, we’ll probably wait until 9–12.
Post # 31
I agree with those who say not until she asks. Then we can make a “girl’s day” out of it!