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Old 05-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #71
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No. There are still far too many instances where earrings are not acceptable (corporate America) or downright prohibited (school and military) for a boy.

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Old 05-02-2012, 11:57 AM   #72
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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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Old 05-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #73
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I'm more traditional, I'd say no. I've never dated a guy with ears pierced or tattoos, though in the past 4 years DH has gotten 2 tattoos (foot prints for B, a profile outline of Em on the back of each calf) and will get 1 more for Baby #3. Other than my uncle we don't have guys in my family with earrings or tattoos either, same with DHs family.
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No but i wouldnt let my 3 year old DD get hers done. if DS wanted to do it when he was a teen i would be ok with that
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I just think earrings on boys look SO tacky
me too, i saw a little kid about 5 with a mohawk and an earring and i thought it made him look very trashy
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No I wouldn't but my rule would apply to both genders. They can get their ears pierced when they can understand the impact, fully take care of them and pay for it.
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me too, i saw a little kid about 5 with a mohawk and an earring and i thought it made him look very trashy
I actually don't prefer the look of ear rings on little boys (I like grown men with piercings) but HE wants them and my kids wear lots of things that I think look tacky or are not my style.
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No. There are still far too many instances where earrings are not acceptable (corporate America) or downright prohibited (school and military) for a boy.
I don't find that to be true in "corp America" in the DC area, I see many, many professionals in suits with long hair, tats and earrings
And in our school system, nothing has ever been said. They only can't wear them for sports, but neither can the girls. Boys have long hair, earrings, colored hair, it doesn't matter here. And who is to say my DS would work in corp america? or could take his earrings out later.....

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I actually don't prefer the look of ear rings on little boys (I like grown men with piercings) but HE wants them and my kids wear lots of things that I think look tacky or are not my style.
I let my kids pick their clothes, etc, even if it's something I don't like. I don't think it looks tacky on MY boys...but they have dreads and long hair, etc, so it fits with them. It can look tacky on some, I suppose.
Have you made up your mind, OP?
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I let my kids pick their clothes, etc, even if it's something I don't like. I don't think it looks tacky on MY boys...but they have dreads and long hair, etc, so it fits with them. It can look tacky on some, I suppose.
Have you made up your mind, OP?
When I said little boys I meant like very little boys, not pre teens or teens and I honestly don't think I would think they were tacky on DS, ya know cuz he is mine and always cute

I am going to let him do it, just looking for a place to get them done. I think we might wait until school is out for this year simply because he is in pre school and I don't want the other kids messing with them when they are brand new (kids seem to be attracted to new things). As for boys not being allowed to wear ear rings at school, that sucks for those kids. That is not a rule at our school.
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