DSD has just had a belly button pierced (with her mother's consent). Am I being really out of touch, or is she just way too young for something like this? Would be genuinely interested to hear what other people think...
Yes I had several piercings in my teens, but I'm sure I was more like 17 as well. But seeing as everything else seems to be happening earlier these days, I wondered if this was more normal. I'm cross though, because I really do feel that she's too young.
Bylaws in our borough mean you can't get it done professionally under the age of 16 (I know this because my DD wanted it done at 14 but luckily I could use this to deter her, and so far she is rising 17 and still hasn't got round to it). I am sure this varies from one area to another, though, so 14 may be possible in some areas, unfortunately. However, it is reversible and thus not the end of the world, I suppose - better than a tattoo, anyway!
Ah, she's growing up, I'd better get used to it! Trouble with non-resident step kids is that you're not surrounded by that age group, it all comes as a bit more of a surprise. Yes, much better than a tattoo!! (although I still secretly crave one myself...)
Coming from a teen, yes that's totally normal these days. If anything that's nothing compared to the nose piercings (proud owner of a nearly week old one), tongue piercings, lip piercings, microdermals etc that teens get.