My fifteen year old daughter wants a nose ring. She has a good case, and she can always take it out without it leaving a scar, but I'm still on the fence. Thoughts?
Chana - posted on 04/15/2015
Ultimately it is your decision but just like anything done to alter your body there will be pain and scarring, not to mention healing time. I have seen the small ones on the side of the nose that I think look nice, not that I would ever do it, I just don't know about a nose ring at 15.
Lucitta - posted on 04/14/2015
I personally think it's an alright piercing to get, and you have to consider she is asking your permission and consent, she's not just going and having it done. The smallest possible one you can get, it's like a tiny little dot, is actually quite cute.
Also, it won't leave a scar.
Gena - posted on 04/14/2015
I had ten piercings in my face when i was 19. 2 were dermal anchors near my eyes. Believe me,piercings do leave scars! I have a small round scar on both sides of my nose from the piercing and the other piercings left even more visibal scars.
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 04/13/2015
Ears and nose for my kids are fine. I draw the line at eyebrow piercings, and tongue piercings, and ear gauging. I would probably also be fine with a lip piercing. BUT, non of these before 16.
My mom consented to let me get my lip pierced at 16, and I did my third holes and belly on my own...like literally pierced them. Stupid, but did it.
I have had my lip pierced, tregus (both) ears all the way up, nose twice. Right now still have a few holes in my ears, and my nose. My lip barely left a scar, you have to really look, and my nose will def leave a big hole if I take it out.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure she goes to a reputable piercer. Personally, I would prefer to say yes, rather than she doing it behind your back or piercing it herself like I did.
Maybe make her a deal to wait until she is 16?
Raye - posted on 04/13/2015
Healing time for nose rings can be longer than ear piercings and there is more risk if infection. You have to leave the jewelry in during the healing process, as changing it too soon or too often can lead to irritation and infection and extend the healing time. Also if you take the jewelry out before it's completely healed, it could heal closed and not be able to get the jewelry back in. However, once it's healed, it would always be a hole in the nose. It may shrink so that you can't get the jewelry back in, but the hole would still be there. If an infection develops, it could also cause scarring. Your daughter should wait until she's 18 to get anything other than her ears pierced.
Jodi - posted on 04/12/2015
Piercings DO leave scars. So no, she can't always take it out with no scar.
Just as an example, I used to have a second piercing in my ears. I haven't worn them in years (probably about 20 years). You can still see where the hole was. It is a myth that piercings don't leave scars.
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