Announced my 8 years old yesterday, ‘all my friends have theirs done’ and then she proceeded to reel off a list of names as if it would make it more believable.
‘But it will hurt’
‘and you have to keep them very clean and keep twisting them,you know how funny you are about body parts and stuff’
‘and you’ll probably have an allergy to the metal because of your sensitive skin’
and all she said was ‘please Mum I really want them done.I will keep them clean,I know it will hurt but only for a little bit and can you get special earrings that don’t give you a rash?’
So it looks like she has made her mind up,it just me that needs convincing.
I suppose I need to be honest here……I do not like to see small children with their ears pierced……there I said it.
There is nothing worse than seeing a kid still in a pushchair with gold hoops in its ears.
I don’t think it looks right on children still in primary school.
High school age kids,yes. But under 12 no.
I’m sure I’ve ruffled a few feathers here,but it’s my opinion and my space in which to voice it and by all means please try and convince me otherwise as maybe I AM being silly.
Maybe it’s all down to the fact the at I have never had my ears pierced (shock horror) I’ll sit and have a tattoo any day but I’ve never fancied making holes in myself that shouldn’t be there. They look great on other adults but there not for me.
So I’m interested to see what peoples opinions of a suitable age are,this goes for boys as well as girls. There is a little poll bellow if you’d like to help me out.
Have your kids got their ears pierced? Is it worth the hassle? Did you agonize over agreeing to let them have it done?