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To dislike seeing young children with pierced ears.

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Singsongsungagain Mon 21-Dec-15 19:10:40

Inspired by a picture on FB today of a friend's young child (6 years old) sobbing her eyes out whilst getting her ears pierced.
Why the hell would any decent parent hold their child steady to allow their ears to be pierced? What is it all about??

DisappointedOne Mon 21-Dec-15 19:11:18

This again? hmm

Madbengalmum Mon 21-Dec-15 19:11:33

I also think it looks vile. No,just no

DisappointedOne Mon 21-Dec-15 19:12:25

(I don't much like it either. DD will be well into double figures before she's allowed her ears piercing, and she'll be the one looking after them.)

WhataMistakeaToMakea Mon 21-Dec-15 19:13:29

I agree but people get very sensitive about this so you'll probably be flamed .....

MamaLazarou Mon 21-Dec-15 19:13:46

It only bothers me if the earrings are long and dangly.

IceBeing Mon 21-Dec-15 19:14:03

smacks of parents viewing children's bodies as their personal property.


Pobspits Mon 21-Dec-15 19:14:09

I don't like it either tbh. DD (5) is desperate for pierced ears like her friend but I'm pushing the 'it hurts ALOT' angle and hoping she forgets. Won't be happening until she's 9/10 at least .

BrandNewAndImproved Mon 21-Dec-15 19:14:22

How many times will this topic be talked about.

We get it, your such a good mother because you didn't pierce your dcs ears at 6 or 6 months.

yorkshapudding Mon 21-Dec-15 19:14:41

I completely agree but this has been done to death and never ends well!

Singsongsungagain Mon 21-Dec-15 19:16:47

Oh apologies. I'm not that long term/regular a MNer and haven't seen such a thread before.

Jw35 Mon 21-Dec-15 19:17:55

I don't think she should be forced against her will but my dd was desperate to get it done at 6 and I let her

Singsongsungagain Mon 21-Dec-15 19:19:19

Mama, I had mine pierced at 19. They became infected and caused me agony. It's really not just about the dangly earrings- although I understand your concern there.

MuddyWellyNelly Mon 21-Dec-15 19:20:26

I had my ears pierced at 6. I fully remember badgering my parents about it, I think I just wore them down. It hurt, but I seem to have recovered at some point in the last 35 years. I appear to be neither physically nor mentally scarred. hmm

GabiSolis Mon 21-Dec-15 19:22:59

Just because a topic has been done before doesn't mean the OP (a newish poster) can't raise it, no need to be rude.

Fwiw I agree, it looks awful. You will get someone coming along saying its a cultural thing or its personal choice but that's not an excuse IMO. Personally I've said no until the school holidays before secondary school starts.

ChutneyRhodrey Mon 21-Dec-15 19:23:42

I had mine done when I was 6. I desperately wanted to and banged on about it enough that my Mum let me for my birthday. The gun got stuck in my ear, it was fucking agony.

I think it's totally down to each parent to make the decision when their LO asks but prior to that I see no reason for why they need to be pierced.

Undoubtedly, there'll be the whole "it's the same as jabs" debate at some point...

m0therofdragons Mon 21-Dec-15 19:24:23

Dd is nearly 8 and mentioned it as her friends have had theirs done. I pointed out that as I have to remind her to brush her hair I can't imagine she'd remember to look after newly pierced ears! I don't understand it on babies or little dc who couldn't ask. Not sure when I'll give in but not yet.

usual Mon 21-Dec-15 19:25:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BarbarianMum Mon 21-Dec-15 19:25:35

I had mine pierced at a few days old because I come from a culture where this is the norm. Never had a problem with it, ditto my cousins/sisters/nieces/friends.
But good for you for coming from such superior culture - we are all really keen to learn from you and to look just like you hmm

FairyFluffbum Mon 21-Dec-15 19:26:00

Well I personally don't like it but you are not the parent of that child. So it's a case of grinning and bearing

BooOzMoo Mon 21-Dec-15 19:26:32

This is one of my pet hates!!!
20 girls in my DD 4 school year! Only one has her ears pierced ... Yep she's the one with 4 other siblings, black front teeth with have massive overbite as she still aged 4 sucks a dummy and her Ma smokes like a trooper !
Just the one!

EatDessertFirst Mon 21-Dec-15 19:27:00

YANBU. I think it looks hideous on small children and beyond vile on tiny babies. Ick.

Babyroobs Mon 21-Dec-15 19:28:10

I personally hate to see it , but for some it is a cultural. My dn had hers done at 2 days old, her mum is Vietnamese and it is her culture.

Singsongsungagain Mon 21-Dec-15 19:28:20

I know Fairy. Totally. Some of her relatives have expressed their concern on the FB post. There's no cultural reason by the way. I suspect the girl asked and she agreed.

AutumnLeavesArePretty Mon 21-Dec-15 19:29:06

I'd like to see it banned until 16/18 like other piercings.

On the other hand it instantly tells you a lot about the parents.

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