Amelia’s New Ears..

For a while now there has been a big debate in the world of parenting, when is the best time to get a child’s ears pierced.

and honestly, when they ask..

Since A turned four she would go on and on about getting her ears pierced like mummy, I didn’t mind when she had it done as long as she decides and she chooses, I wasn’t going to push her into doing it because that wouldn’t be fair on her.

So on a bright and sunny Tuesday morning we headed into town with a mission to get A’s ears pierced.. a case of if we don’t do it now it will never get done, we once again headed to Custom Ink, the place where I got my daith piercing done 6 weeks before, you can read about that here We had thought about going to Claire’s but they unfortunately had been booked up until the following day and we both just wanted to get it over and done with, so Custom Ink was the next best thing and they opened up at 10.

We had a little charity shop hunt before had for some books, because who doesn’t like both charity shops and reading? and once 10am rolled around we walked over to the piercing studio and was the first in line to get it done.

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I am super proud of A, I had told her that it might hurt, I pinched her ears so she could experience what it may feel like, I didn’t want to lie to her and tell her it was going to be painless because everyone experiences pain completely differently, I asked her over and over again if she was sure and Sue the lady who did the piercing also asked the same, she was sure, and so… click click, it was done.

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Not a single scream, tear… or anything really, she said ouch for the second one but from experience the second piercing always hurt more than the first, probably down to the fact that you know what it feels like and so your brain just says ‘yup that hurt’ but I am so proud of her, she got a back of sweets for her and her brother and danced around the town before heading home for some ice cream..

A had a huge smile on her face for the rest of the day, I showed her how to clean them properly and how to twiddle them around.. she is really happy with them and I am glad she likes them too, I also explained to her that if she wants to she can take them out and let them heal over, its completely down to her..

I keep catching her looking at herself in the mirror haha!

Going back to the debate of piercing ears of children, wait until they ask, tell them exactly what to expect and don’t lie to them that its not going to hurt.. and just make sure that they are 100% sure that they want it done.

What was your experiences with piercings? are you like me and have about 9 holes in your ears and want many more.. or are you more normal and want just a single or none..

Would you let your children get their ears done if they start asking?

Until next time

Mummy Cat

x

 

16 thoughts on “Amelia’s New Ears..

  1. I think this is a tough one. My friend showed me a video of her not even 3 year old having it done and she really screamed in pain! Thats not something I am willing to put my daughter through just for something cosmetic. But when she is old enough to know exactly what is involved than I would consider it ox

    • A was well informed of what was going on, I showed her a video and adamant to get it done, my cousin had hers done at 14 and my mum told her it wasn’t going to hurt and felt lied to because for her it did.. its best to explain that you may feel pain etc but as always it’s a personal choice of course, we are now a week or so in and she’s not regretted it since… has regretted her hair cut though hah

  2. This is so sweet! I’m glad she was so brave for you! My first piercing were at maybe 6 months and the rest were 13+ and my mom had a hard time with it (since my aunt took me without her permission eek) lol

  3. My ears were pierced when I was a baby; my parents wanted it I guess (I don’t know why? Maybe it was more common for their generation) and my aunt did it because she’s a doctor. The thing is, I grew and one of the holes was kind of longer and below the other. I basically stopped wearing them after elementary school and now they’re basically closed up…you can still see them but they don’t go all the way through.

  4. Love charity shop book hunts, especially when you find some hidden gems. I’m like you, currently have 7 piercings, but at one point I did have 12! I miss the ones I used to have. ☹️

  5. Ahh she was very brave! I personally wont let my children have their ears pierced until they are in their final year of primary school, in the six weeks holidays before high school. I had mine done then and was old enough to take care of them.

  6. Aww how brave! I think I was about 6 when I was done, and it was only because I had pestered my mum about getting them done! I definitely agree about not piercing children ears unless they ask!

  7. I hated having mine done, I don’t think they were done until I was ten and had asked for them. I’m so undecided on this because I don’t think they should be done before they have asked or know what they’re actually asking for xx

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