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September 6th, 2013 05:02 PM #41
Oh my goodness, what a judgmental species we are.
I've had mine pierced my entire life. So did my aunts, my cousins, my grandmothers, etc. It's part of my culture. When I have a little lass, I'll probably continue the tradition. None of the dozens (hundreds?) of women I know whose ears were pierced as babies have lopsided, scarred piercings nor do any of them resent their parents. It's a total non-issue for me, but at least now I know all the horrified mamas clutching their pearls will be thinking I'm trashy.
OP, if you want it done, I'd do it soon, or wait until she's older. All the young ones I know were under 5 months when they had it done, and the ones I've been present for cried, but cheered up pretty quick.Artemis Willow ☀ Cordelia Avalon ☀ Isabeau Forest ☀ Isadora Nightingale ☀ Lorelei Ondine ☀ Lyra Snow ☀ Pandora Everild ☀ Tabitha Eilonwy ☀ Thisbe Wildrose ☀ Thora Silmarien
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September 6th, 2013 05:10 PM #43
I'm always surprised to see people with such strong opinions about baby girls with pierced ears. I didn't even know this was an issue before joining Nameberry. I had my ears pierced when I was a few weeks old and wore earrings pretty much every day until fourth grade. I went through a phase where I basically considered myself a boy in 3rd/4th grade, so of course I had no desire to wear earrings. I grew out of that, but I just never bothered to put my earrings back in. I couldn't care less one way or the other if a baby girl has pierced ears. It's just kind of an odd thing to have an opinion about.♂ | Samuel ◊ Edward ◊ George ◊ Arthur ◊ Ezra ◊ Silas ◊ Dean ◊ Micah ◊ Thomas ◊ Isaiah
♀ | Helen ◊ Cora ◊ Anne ◊ Jane ◊ Edith ◊ Georgia ◊ Gwen ◊ Catherine ◊ Lydia ◊ Verity
September 6th, 2013 06:08 PM #45
It's painful and I wouldn't want to inflict pain on my infant, I don't know how parents handle the screaming....
September 6th, 2013 06:29 PM #47
My mom pierced my ears when I was two. She says that I actually asked for them to be pierced, but I can't remember. Anyways, I'm kind of glad that I asked for them back then because it eventually led to me to getting more ear piercings and I love them.Ingrid Genevieve | Evanna Yvaine | Winifred Pearl | Astra Gillian | Hazel Odette
Rose Mireille | Irene Octavia | Andromeda Neve | Phaedra Delphine
Damian Orion | Simon Cornelius | Eleazar Maximus | Gareth Ryan
Raphael Abram | Wendell Alder | Shepherd Phoenix
September 6th, 2013 06:36 PM #49
While I don't think it's tacky or trashy I will definitely not be piercing a baby girl's ears or circumcising a boy. To me they are both cosmetic procedures and I don't feel comfortable making those decisions for someone else. If they later choose to permanently modify their body that is their decision to make and not mine. Raising them to be a particular religion or dietary preference isn't quite comparable. Those things are not permanent, they can later choose to simply not follow those practices. You can't un-pierce an ear and un-circumcising is rather complicated.
I was 13 when I got my ears pierced the first time and 16 for the second hole. Both are now stretched, I have 4g and 8g tunnels that I adore.
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