My 15yr old daughter wants to get her lip pierced, help.
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Karla - posted on 01/11/2015
As a 12 year old I can give you something closer to Her point of view. Strict parents = rebellious kids. This means the more you say no and try to protect her, the more likely she will defy you. I should know. I have to stay with the school counselor for 2 days. My mom said no to a lip piercing so in hopes to rattle her I piercing my lip and belly button on my own. Let her give her side of the story and reason. Give her your point of view. Stay calm. The more you yell the more defying she will get. We are walking time bombs ready to blow up. Be extra fragile
I teach high school and have seen every imaginable pierced body part that can legally be show! So she wants her lip pierced. That is pretty mild considering it is not a permanent body modification. She may love it and love the way she looks. Or decide in as year from. Now that she doesn't like the way she looks. What I can tell you is that when teens are told "No " too many times they will rebel. She may end up with more than 1 piercing a d sneak around to get it done. She might even try to pierce herself. Better safe than sorry and take her to a clean and reputable place. Good luck!
Denikka - posted on 06/14/2012
Sit down and have a discussion with her. Explain why you don't want it done. Talk to her about the dangers of having it done. I know that mouth piercings can cause problems with teeth, I'm not sure exactly, but you could Google that.
Beyond that, make a compromise with her. Maybe have her wait 6mo or a year to think it over. Maybe ask her to wait until her 16th birthday and then, if she still wants it, you'll go with her to get it done (to make sure it's done properly).
Other than that, I'm not really sure what else there is to do. If a kid wants to pierce something, they're going to do it. I know. I used to know kids who pierced themselves because their parents wouldn't sign off on it. They'd use needles or safety pins, any number of things. And that's just plain dangerous. It's better to get it professionally done from a reputable source thank risk that kind of infection.
Good luck :)
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