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Old 04-30-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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get his ears pierced? My 3 yo son wants his ears pierced. He is now officially the only member of our family that doesn't have their ears pierced (although I do not wear earrings) and ever since YDD who is 9 months old got her ears pierced he wants his done. He asks a few times a day and I am actually kinda torn.
We are what I guess would be considered an alternative type of family so tattooes and piercings are things both my husband and I have and I have no problem with guys having their ears pierced (obviously since my husband has his pierced) I guess I just don't know what I am looking for, I just don't know how to handle it. let him get them pierced or don't and make him wait...but until when?

ETA: Keep in mind in this situation both of my girls have their ears pierced. DD1 had hers done at 2 months old and YDD just recently got hers done at 9 months old. DS is the middle child and he is 3.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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No but then again, we have not allowed our 16 year old to pierce his ears either. I, personally do not care but my husband does so in order to have a united front I have not undermined his decision to not allow piercings or tattoos.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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Yup. I would.

Plain and simple. I don't view things as boys or girls stuffes


Eta - age doesn't make a differance to me.
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Yup. I would.

Plain and simple. I don't view things as boys or girls stuffs.
See that is how I feel so I don't know why I am even torn. I let him go out wearing hair bows and headbands when he asks to. I honestly don't care. I also feel like ear piercings are something that he can choose to not wear earrings if he goes through a phase of not wanting them etc. Piercings aren't like tattoos ya know. I just need to find a place to pierce his ears that will have some less girly earring options.
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See that is how I feel so I don't know why I am even torn. I let him go out wearing hair bows and headbands when he asks to. I honestly don't care. I also feel like ear piercings are something that he can choose to not wear earrings if he goes through a phase of not wanting them etc. Piercings aren't like tattoos ya know. I just need to find a place to pierce his ears that will have some less girly earring options.
Didn't read all the replies, but I would let him do it. DW always said she wanted to pierce a baby's ears if we had a girl, and I said only if I was allowed to pierce a baby boy's ears! But, if my child asked, I would say yes.

As to where - I would take him to either a tattoo/piercing parlour or a pediatrician (if you can find one that won't give you a hard time). I had mine done at the ped's office when I was 11 - much more sterile than the mall! And you can always replace plain studs with something else (even though plain studs are gender-neutral enough anyway).
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I would not but b/c he is three not b/c he is a boy
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I would not but b/c he is three not b/c he is a boy
Well his sisters have both had theirs done before they were 3 so that would be a double standard in this situation.
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Well his sisters have both had theirs done before they were 3 so that would be a double standard in this situation.
In that case I totally would. I would make sure he understands what will happen and go for it
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I wouldnt, because he is only 3.
But I also would not allow one child to do something and then not allow the other based on sex.
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