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    If it's not your body then it shouldn't be your choice.

    It's quite a bizarre ritual - let's put a hole in a perfectly good body part and put some metal through it to decorate ourselves.

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    I had my own ears done as an infant - but I wouldnt to my children. I liken it to RIC. A body modification purely for cosmetic reasons, without the consent of the child. My child was born perfectly formed, with a beautiful body just as she is - I dont need to cosmetically enhance her features. I also find earrings look quite odd on babies - out of place & like they dont belong. My oldest dd is 6, & she can get her ears pierced when she is asking for them to be done, and understands the process and the care and cleaning.
    I've had friends who have excitedly shown me their baby girl's pierced ears, while they gush about how cute their little girl looks - I just politely smile and nod, I would never say something to them about their choice - but it is definitely not for me.
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    Default WDYT : parents piercing babies' and kids' ears

    The only people who I know who have pierced their babies ears are all bogans. 'Nuff said.
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    It's not for me. I can't see the difference between pierced ears and a piercing in any other body part. I wouldn't pierce my child's nose or eyebrow without their consent, so I wouldn't pierce their ears either.

    In my opinion, children are born beautiful so alterations or cosmetic enhancements to their bodies are just unnecessary.

    I wouldn't call it 'wrong', but just not something I would do.

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    When the child is old enough to consent thats fine. Not before.

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    My two daughters got theirs done when they were 4 and 7. Their choice. Now at ages 9 and 12 they don't wear earrings. 12 year olds holes have closed up. I have asked her if she wants them re-done, she says not yet. When shes older.

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    Im not a fan of it in babies. I think it looks tacky. But I have friends that have had them pierced young.

    Dd asked last year when her friend got them done but when she found out there would be a little sting she changed her mind. I asked my dad when I was 3 and he said when I was 6 I could get them done which I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBizMa View Post
    It's not for me!! I want my daughter to come home and ask for it to be done, I think it's special and we can do it together!! I was 15 when I chose to have mine done
    Totally agree with this! Also I got my ears done with a gun when I was little and they're lopsided, when I wear studs one is in the middle on one side and at the edge on the other, I hate it! I'll be taking my girls to a proper piercing place to be done with needles when they're old enough and if they want it done.

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    I've told my daughter she can have it done when she's 10. She's already hassling me to get it done and she's not even 6 yet. I think delayed gratification in this instance will be a good thing, she will be really excited by the time it's her 10th birthday haha!

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    I don't like piercings on babies. It seems almost cruel. As @Busy-Bee put so eloquently, "if it's not your body then it shouldn't be your choice."

    I was 14 when I got my ears pierced. I hope dd will wait until a similar age.


 

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