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Ear Piercing? MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
21st Sep '12

My 7 yr old is a bit preppy and a bit skater boy. He has his own style...for sure. He recently announced that he wants his ear pierced. I am not happy about this. We live in the south. Southern gentlemen simply do not pierce their ears. At the same time, I understand this is what he really wants to do. He was very persistent. At first I told him "Yes, Son. You can pierce your ear. When you are living on your own and paying your own bills". My father is a biker. He has both ears pierced, so he understood where my son was coming from. I know this shouldnt seem like a big deal, but I swore I would NEVER let either of my sons pierce their ears. I hate earrings on boys.
What would you guys do? Is this part of the skater boy look now?

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
21st Sep '12

I would let him. If he can say he wants it and does want it let him. If he doesn't want them later on he will just have a small hole in his ear.

AA&L Due June 23; TTA since Mar 2012; 1 child; Florida 721 posts
21st Sep '12

I'd let him do it. It's not permanent. If he decides he doesn't like it he can just take it out.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19039 posts
status 21st Sep '12

For me, I don't think I'd let my 7 yearold son do that. But when he is a teenager I'd let him if he wanted it then.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
21st Sep '12

I would let him, maybe make a deal if he behaved for *so long* did good in school, he can have it, he messes up it comes out... its just a piercing, it can always close if/when he gets outta this phase... I wouldn't let him stretch them till he's a lot older tho...

Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2401 posts
21st Sep '12
Quoting pilot Jess:" For me, I don't think I'd let my 7 yearold son do that. But when he is a teenager I'd let him if he wanted it then."


Same. I'd probably let him do it at 13 at the youngest.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
21st Sep '12

I'd let him. I think it's very important for kids to experiment with their looks, as long as they aren't doing anything permanent. If he wants to change his mind, the hole will be barely noticeable.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74897 posts
21st Sep '12

Meh, I'd let him. I don't like the message that you have to look a certain way to be a gentleman though.

~*Flibbertigibbet*~ Helena, Montana 821 posts
21st Sep '12

My rule for my children (no matter their gender) is that when they are old enough to ask for it and express why they want it, they can get their ears pierced.

star the knocked up ninja Due October 13 (girl); 2 kids; Missouri 54 posts
21st Sep '12

my mother made my brother wait till he was 13 to get his ears pierced and when he turned 13 he decided he no longer wanted it and is still glad to this day that he didnt get them done. If he wants to gauge them i would highly recommend that you make him wait till he is much older.

♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 6090 posts
21st Sep '12

I wouldnt. SO and I both had our ears pierced as children when we asked for it but in our opinions were too young to understand the life long consequences (he was 7, I was 11) and we hate that we have holes that will never go away. The holes dont bother everyone but they really bother me but then again neither of us have any other piercings or tattoos.