Mary Jane, doula and mom of Vada, Brynna, Tea, Moira, Kyan, Ambria, Aslan, and Anakin.
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss
Though, if she were to ever ask for any other type of piercing, she would have to be old enough and able to 100% care for it herself. I'm not going to be tending to her nose ring!
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When she asks and can take care of them.
I don't have a daughter, but I was 7 when I had mine done for my birthday. Old enough to remember it clearly. My dad took me to a professional piercer (my mom didn't know what he had taken me to do). I was in charge of spinning the studs and cleaning my ears to prevent infection - I was that child that didn't let anyone clean wounds without screaming bloody murder, but I could pick at them myself just fine.
If I have a daughter, I think I would have it done elementary school age (I feel like my age was a good age) for ears. Anything else pierced will have to wait until they move out of my house
**Edit: My mom had her ears pierced (in adulthood) by her doctor... he didn't make them even so make sure if/when you have them done, they draw the hole spots first so you can approve spacing!
Last edited by RaeJ; 02-27-2013 at 01:56 PM.
I had mine done at 6 yo. It was horrible - I got infected no matter what type of metal we tried. I gave up on them after several months and let the holes close. It was done by a dr in his office in the hospital so the environment was clean and odds are he knew what he was doing. I tried again at 18 - done in a store with a gun - with the same result. I have not wanted earrings since. It is kind of odd that my mom waited because in our culture, little girls get them when they are a few weeks old (nurse or dr does the piercing). With my history, I will discourage DD for as long as I can ... At least until she is old enough to understand it may get infected and hurt. She has lots of issues with sensitive skin that I am having trouble figuring out so I would not rush it. But otherwise I would probably be okay if she asked for it once she is school age.
My 4.5 year old just got hers done a few days ago. She's been asking for months, as most of her friends have had pierced ears since they were infants. DH wasn't that keen on it at first, but eventually thought that her "big girl behavior" warranted this "big girl" thing that she really wanted. Here, it is done by pharmacists. So far, everything has been fine and she is very excited about having earrings. I made sure to explain to her that having her ears pierced does not mean she gets to wear a bunch of different earrings and that she will, for the most part, wear the same earrings (at least 18 K gold, as I have a history of skin sensitivity) all the time.
Last edited by mohop; 02-28-2013 at 08:28 AM.
Mom to two little girls (born 6/08 and 2/11) and another on the way.