What do you think of little boys getting their ears pierced?

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Claire - posted on 03/03/2009

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One of my sons had his ear pierced a couple of years ago but had been on about getting it done for couple of years before that. I only consented as he wanted it done and had so for quite some time. Ensure that your son really wants it done, tell him to wait till his next birthday, or one after if too soon, and if he still wants it done then then you will take him to have it done.

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Annie - posted on 03/19/2009

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my thought is that wearing earrings is meant for females When their adults they can make their own decision if they want it done.I have twin girls that are almost twelve years old, i think they are old enough to know wether they want their ears pierced now or not.But with my 3 in half year old son i will never let him pierce his ears whiles his under my roof.Males are not meant  to wear earrings.

Emily - posted on 03/06/2009

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I think if my son *really* REALLY wanted one, then I would let him. He would have to be at least 13 though.

Christy - posted on 03/06/2009

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I think it's important to also take into consideration your heritage, culture, and his peer group; for example in some cultures infant (girls) have thier ears pierced at birth. And just as another point of reference, I've read alot of mom's pierce thier infant girls ears simply so they won't be mistaken for little boys, but personally I've been waiting until my DD is old enough to request it and take some responsibility for it. As for my DS, he's old enough to request it and take some responsibility, but definatly not mature enough, and it's not typical in our circle of friends or family to do this, when he's a teenand wants to do this, I hope he'll discuss it w/ me 1st. For me my bigger concern is when my kids get into their teen years and want tattoos, my DH and I both have them, not that I'm opposed to them getting them, I just want to make certian they know, I mean really comprehend the permanence of them! Which brings another point, even though a piercing isn't as noticeable as a tattoo, it does leave a permanent mark in the skin, (you should see my navel!) so IMHO that's something else to consider....

Katherine - posted on 03/06/2009

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Absolutely definitely not!  I wouldn't have any child's ears pierced because of the safety implications - what if an ear-ring became caught on something, it could tear an ear lobe.  I would possibly let a girl have her ears pierced when she was old enough to take responsibility for cleaning the piercings etc but I just don't like ear-rings on boys.  

Katherine - posted on 03/06/2009

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Absolutely definitely not!  I wouldn't have any child's ears pierced because of the safety implications - what if an ear-ring became caught on something, it could tear an ear lobe.  I would possibly let a girl have her ears pierced when she was old enough to take responsibility for cleaning the piercings etc but I just don't like ear-rings on boys.  

Samantha - posted on 03/06/2009

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i wouldn't suggest it, i come from a small town, our school does not allow boy ears to be pierced, let him choose.

Gabrielle - posted on 03/03/2009

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I wouldn't pierce any small child's ears. I had a lot of trouble with infections when I had mine done at age 10. I think a child should choose for themselves, when they're old enough, but certainly with a parent's consent until 18. Otherwise, I have no problem with male ear piercing.

Maria - posted on 03/03/2009

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I agree.  I have no problem with it but I think you should let him ask you for it first.  I kind of can't wait for my boys to ask....;p

Latisa - posted on 03/03/2009

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I think that should be done at their 18th birthday unless they are in their pre-teens and really asking for it.

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