I had my ears pierced as a baby. Of course I don’t remember getting them done, so I guess it’s a good thing I got them done so early. But. I also feel like a little girl should get her ears pierced when she is ready and asks to have them pierced. That could be age 2-whenever, it’s truly up to her. I feel like babies have their share of handling when they come into this world, the body mods for beauty purposes can be postponed. And once a little girl is ready to have her ears pierced, it can be turned into a celebration and she’ll always remember the day that she got her ears pierced and her first pair of earrings.
I saw a photo of a little boy no older than 5, who had his left ear pierced. It wasn’t all ridiculously blinged out. It was a modest stud. It complemented his adorableness. I didn’t do a double take (I actually sat there awwing) because I am all for kids being able to express themselves and have their own style. I don’t know if he asked to have his ear pierced or if it was the parents’ doing. Sea Salt Brownie points if he was able to make the decision for himself. Part of me would like to allow Jayden to pierce his ears if he wanted to at whatever age and Greg thinks if he wants them pierced, he should wait until tweenhood (when he had his done). At whatever age, though, we will celebrate it (with photos, video, and a special treat), maybe on one of his birthdays. He will always remember the day that he got his ear(s) pierced just as his future siblings (who may be girls). (No, I’m not pregnant).