Post # 212
I also think it’s silly to compare genital mutilation to piercing an infants ears.
Shall we not have childrens hair cut either? Heaven forbid that the hairstylist accidently knicks the child leaving a small scar. *gasp* Oh the mutilation!
Post # 213
I got mine pierced when I was 7 and 13, but whenever you take her, make sure it is a very good place, like a fancy spa. The first time I got my ears pierced, I went to a cheap place, and 6 years later when I went to a nice spa for my second piercing, they told my my holes were in the wrong spot!
Post # 214
I would personally wait and let them decide when they were older. I asked for mine when I was 13.
Off topic, someone showed me this fucking sick thing of a woman holding her baby down to be tattooed. I actually want to jump through the screen and punch her in the face.
Post # 215
My mother waited till I was relatively ‘old’ to have mine done, sometime after 6. To be honest – I always wished she’d done them sooner.
I’d see the other babies with their cute little piercings and be fiercly jealous, or I’d think about what my mother/sister/aunts said about how painful the process was and I’d get really scared!
By the time they were actually done, I was in for some pain and it was the lasting type since I was old enough to remember it. Though in my case that wasn’t a detriment, since I rather liked the sensation a bit too much imnsho, based on my experience with delayed peircing I wouldn’t hesitate to have my daughters pierced very young.
Of course I don’t have children of my own so my oppinion is dubious at best.
Post # 216
I had my ears pierced when I was born, I was a couple days old. They did it in the same hospital and i never had any issues. Same thing with my two sisters. Of course I don’t remember anything..
Just make sure that the earrings are small and not something that the baby can pull or that can get stuck when you are dressing her.
Choosing the right metal is also important to avoid infections.