We were at the mall yesterday and saw a sign for getting a free beanie baby with your piercing. My husband thought that was crazy because they shouldn't be trying to attract children to get their ears pierced. But I pointed out that a lot of babies have their ears pierced. It's not like it's a big deal or something sexual.
This evolved into a conversation about when we should let our daughter get her ears pierced. I said that she could get it done anytime she wanted, but my husband said she should wait until 12 or 13.
Then I asked him about nose piercing or eyebrow piercing. He said the same, age 12 or 13. While I basically said that she wasn't getting it done under our roof, that she'd have to wait until college.
I basically feel that being a high school kid having your nose or eyebrow pierced is telling teachers and other students that you don't care about school. Maybe it's not true, but I don't think that's the first message you want to give to teachers. I suspect many of them are biased against students with nonconventional piercings. I don't want her to walk into her classes with a strike against her.
My husband told me I was being silly.
What do you think?