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6yo asking to have her ears pierced...

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Whatsername17 Mon 19-Jun-17 14:53:23

Wibu to let her? I'm thinking at the beginning of the holiday so they have time to heal ready for school. I didn't anticipate her asking this of me so young.

Kinraddie Mon 19-Jun-17 14:54:21

You can say No. Seems quite young.

soundoff Mon 19-Jun-17 14:55:46

if she knows it will hurt and is still insistent i probably would.

i had mine done about 5/6. Probs against the grain here but i think they look lovely.

KanyesLunchbox Mon 19-Jun-17 14:56:12

Dd has been asking since she was 5. I keep saying no, not until she's 12. Same answer every time.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Mon 19-Jun-17 14:56:33

Go to a proper piercing studio though.

Not Claire's.

HeyRoly Mon 19-Jun-17 14:56:46

They won't really be healed in six weeks - certainly not healed enough to tolerate being taken out for PE (I have three piercings in each lobe so I speak from experience). Also, would a six year old be able to take the earrings out and put them back in without help.

My DD is 5 and I won't let her have her ears pierced until she's much older. I've told her it hurts which is enough of a deterrent right now.

Whatsername17 Mon 19-Jun-17 14:56:54

I know I can say no, I just wondered whether it's is a fairly typical request. My uncle had my ears pierced when I was three, he was babysitting and thought my mum would think it cute. She nearly killed him. Dd is my eldest so just looking for a frame of reference.

Boredboredboredboredbored Mon 19-Jun-17 14:57:00

I would too at 6. I think I had mine done around that age and my own dd was 7 when she started asking.

WeirdAndPissedOff Mon 19-Jun-17 14:57:27

I would say it depends on the child, at that age. If they could maintain them themselves, and are not lilely to always be tearing around with earrings in, then ok. Bu if not I'd wait til a little older.
We had ours done at 8, though both me and Dsis let ours close up and got them re-done as teens, so maybe still not quite old enough!

dinosaursandtea Mon 19-Jun-17 14:57:28

Honestly, don't. Wait until she's 12.

Okite Mon 19-Jun-17 14:57:41

Just say no? It's not something I would consider letting my DDs do until they were much much much older.

Gooseygoosey12345 Mon 19-Jun-17 14:57:47

If you think she'll let you clean them and look after them properly why not. But as pp said, proper studio that uses needles, not guns. It's less painful, less traumatic to ear tissue and more hygienic

implantsandaDyson Mon 19-Jun-17 14:57:53

My kids - all 3 of them got their ears pierced between 6 & 7. I think dd3 was a bit short of 6 to be honest. Its not that big a thing where I am, most kids get it done in younger primary. Their school has no issue with it, they've all managed perfectly well with them. The eldest is now 12 & there's been no earring ripping out, infections, ears falling off, decline in intelligence wink all the usual MN prophecies of doom.

Boredboredboredboredbored Mon 19-Jun-17 14:58:29

I don't recall my dd ever having to take them out for PE either. She has always only had small studs for school and is now 13 and has had no problems with them.

Whatsername17 Mon 19-Jun-17 14:58:34

Thanks all

OnnaNoHito Mon 19-Jun-17 15:00:09

I had mine done at 7/8 at the start of the school holidays. They weren't completely healed when school started again, so the gym teacher would give me that white paper-like tape to stick over my ears while doing PE.

flownthecoopkiwi Mon 19-Jun-17 15:01:22

my daughter is 8 1/2 and getting hers done end of July, still not sure it's the right age...

waitforitfdear Mon 19-Jun-17 15:02:35

My dds had them done at 6 and all fine. We even went to the devil incarnate Clair's. Again all fine. School never mentioned it and I have never heard of anyone asking to take them out for P.E.

But your call no one is right to get it done or otherwise

statetrooperstacey Mon 19-Jun-17 15:02:50

Had my dd done last year she was 5. Get her booked in now tho . Our local place clears 2 days in the diary for it at the end of term. It's very common here. They get booked up fast! As long as she knows it will hurt a bit.

nina2b Mon 19-Jun-17 15:05:05

Piercing the ears of children is awful.

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Mon 19-Jun-17 15:06:28

My dds were 5+6 and had asked for about 2 years before I said yes!! I told them it would hurt. And how they work have to clean them with stuff that might sting!! They had them done at the start of 6 weeks hols. No worries at all. Healed lovely and they had no issues 5 years later. Older dd never asked til she was 11 and she cried. And passed out when we changed the earrings 6 weeks later!! Age is no guarantee of handling it better!!

May50 Mon 19-Jun-17 15:06:48

My DD won't be allowed until at least secondary school (the Summer holidays between primary and secondary). My ExP doesn't want them doing until she is at least 16, I'm ok with secondary school if she really wanted them doing, but absolutely not at the moment in infant school, even though her friends have pierced ears. If she really wants them doing at age 11 she'll have to convince her dad to agree.

Xmasbaby11 Mon 19-Jun-17 15:09:25

I wouldn't consider it until about 10. It's hard to rationalise why, apart from the responsibility of looking after them, more the fact it's a grown up thing and childhood is short enough for girls as it is.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 19-Jun-17 15:10:31

My mum's rule was we had to be 10 and prepared to look after them ourselves. I stopped at just one lobe piercing in each ear; my sister has multiple ear, lip, tongue, nose and eyebrow piercings.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 19-Jun-17 15:12:09

DD who is 6, wants her ears pierced. She also wants a snake. She's getting neither.

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