Second ear-piercing for 5 year old - yay or nay?

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  1. NY Disney fan

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    My co-worker just told me that her 5 year old asked for a second hole in her ear. I said "where did she get that idea from?" and she said "her sister." Apparently the older sister got a second piercing at age 7. What do you think? Edited to add: my co-worker's kids are now grown and have gotten other piercings as well as tattoos.
     
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  3. deserrai

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    This would be a no go for my children.
     
  4. minkydog

    minkydog DIS Cast Member

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    No. One piercing I.would go along with. I think 2 piercings on a little girl looks trashy and somewhat sensual. Not at all the look I'd want to see in a 5yr old. Of course, this mom doesn't seem to have much backbone so who cares.what I think
     
  5. aaarcher86

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    No from me, and I've got 3 - 4 in each ear.

    I think I got my second done in 7th grade (12 - 13 years) and I don't see a problem with that. But not 5. No way. Not even 7.
     
  6. TiggerTails57

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  7. FlightlessDuck

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    Nay. Nay on a first, let alone a second.
     
  8. Pigeon

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    I hate piercings on little kids. So I wouldn't say yea to one, let alone two.
     
  9. njcarita

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    i said no to my 15 year old for a second whole.................i dont like the look at all.............. so i told her we would revisit at 16
     
  10. married2mm

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    this.:thumbsup2

    my dd was 19 when she got extra ear piercing,11,when she first got her ears pierced.:goodvibes
     
  11. donaldlovesdaisy

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    That would be a NO! One is enough for my 11 year old.
     
  12. Janepod

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    Nope. And I've got 7 in one ear.

    Tell her she can pierce it herself with ice and an earring when she's 12, like the rest of us.
     
  13. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

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    No, and I have six holes one one ear and four on the other.

    Just too young. I wasn't allowed a piercing until the week before my Prom.
     
  14. hereyago

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    That would be a no.
     
  15. 5lilfish

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    My first 2 girls (now 14 and 12) got their ears pierced at 5. One got infected. Both got tired of dealing with earings and let the holes close...never got re-done.

    I now have 5 yr old twins. They have a friend at school that has pierced ears so they asked about it. They weren't gung-ho. I let the conversation drop. I'm in no hurry this time around. I'd rather see them wait a few years.

    As for the 2nd hole. At 5 yrs old, I'd say no. I'm not 100% against the idea, but not really for it either (2nd hole is about as extreme as I would ever allow). Regardless, I think 5 yrs old is too young to make a choice to do something semi-permanent to their body.

    Jess
     
  16. mombrontrent

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    Both my DD's got their first holes at age 3. I let me oldest DD second holes when she was 5, she is now 10 and hasn't asked for anymore. My youngest is now 6 nd hasn't asked for second holes she she doesn't have any. I won't let either of them get any other piercings after the 2 sets of holes. No lip, tongue, eyebrow, nose, belly button ect. and no tatoos. They will have to wait until they are 18. BTW I also have two sets of holes and no other pierceings or tatoos.
     
  17. FLherewecome

    FLherewecome Earning My Ears

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    A big NO from me! I wouldn't even get my DD's (I don't have a DD) ears pierced once until they are old enough to be responsible for taking care of the earrings and also her ears. Not personally a fan of ears pierced more then once. If she wanted to do it as an adult I could not stop her, but it would not happen when she was a child.
     
  18. bjscheel

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    No, one is more than enough for me. My girls are 11 and 14 and do not have pierced ears. I told them they had to wait until they could completely handle it themselves because the thought of helping someone with earrings makes me physically ill. I had pierced ears as a tween for a short time and had such trouble with it the idea makes me sick. After sharing that, the girls have no desire to puncture themselves yet.

    I used to wear clip-ons as a teen, but that wasn't ideal as I have practically no earlobe. I barely have space for one hole, let alone more.
     
  19. U2_rocks!

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    OMG, I thought I was the only one who did that! :lmao:
     
  20. pixiewings71

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    No, 5 is too young IMO. My girls do have their ears pierced but no second holes until they are 15-16, DD16 hasn't asked, neither has DD13.
     
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