My 12 year-old had her ears pierced for Christmas last year, and now she wants to get a second piercing.
She wants to add a second hole to both her ear lobes and swears she never wants to get anything else pierced.
I feel very old school about this. When I grew up the the “punk” girls had more than one piercing. I know that is very “Footloose” parents of me, and I’m trying to tell myself that two holes in the ear lobes is not bad. I definitely wouldn’t allow her to get anything else pierced or even further up the ear.
Michael says it just seems too punk for a 12-year-old. I think we both think she should wait maybe a few more years before adding a second hole to her lobes if at all.
Are we being too “Footloose” parents about this? Are two ear lobe piercings bad? Are other piercings bad? Would you let your teen pierce the top of their ear or their nose or their belly button? (Lilina loves to tell me that our babysitter, whom I love, has a belly button ring.)