My 12 year old daughter wants to get a nose piercing should i let her?

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  • Sugared Donut
    6 days ago

    Please, don’t. I just don’t feel like it’s right to have a 12-year-old girl, probably flat-chested with no puberty whatsoever having her nose bore in at a shop. I watched my sister get her piercing at age 16. Blood poured from her nose and she was unconscious for 4 hours straight, also woozy for 2 days. Do you want THAT to be your 12-year-old daughter, bleeding continuously, probably crying her eyes out from the pain? Consult the conversation with her when she’s around 16 or 17. Then, she’ll HOPEFULLY be mature enough to make up her decision. I’m not trying to be mean or anything, but that’s just my opinion


  • ?
    6 days ago

    No, not at all, she is way too young. I would wait until she is at least 16 to discuss the topic with her again, or even 17. When she is 18 she has the freedom as she is a legal adult. But 16 or 17 would be the best time. Even then it is still young. Even when you are a teenager you still don’t know who you are or what you want. I sure know for a fact when I was 16 or 17 I had no idea who I was. I’m 21 and I still am finding myself, and not completely sure of who I am. I got my nose pierced initially when I was 18. I also got my first tattoo then. I got my second tattoo not long ago. I took out my nose piercing the first time because I still wasn’t sure if I wanted it or not, and it closed up. After all it is on your face and is very noticeable. She needs to make sure that she is willing to have that exposed and be okay with it, as well as have a hole in her nose that she will always have since it is thick cartilage. Other people are not as accepting of it either who are conservative and old fashioned, and you have to deal with that as well and be confident in your decision. I got my nose piercing done again not long ago because I realized it is apart of who I am and how I want to express myself. I’m now 21. At her age I was playing with dolls, and doing what young girls should be doing. Not even thinking at all about getting a nose piercing. I would only let my 12 year old daughter get her ears pierced done, just a standard lobe piercing. I got my ears pierced when I was 9 years old. That is appropriate for her age. A nose piercing is definitely not for her age. Let her grow older and mature, and then ask her years down the line if she still wants it. Especially since she is so young and still in school, and will be for a while, and others may criticize her, including teachers. Plus she may even change her mind like I did and decide she doesn’t want it anymore. Make her think about it in the next coming years. Best of luck. Please heed my advice and make her wait. That’s what I would do if I was in your shoes.

  • swelwynemma
    6 days ago

    Buy her some fake jewellery/stick on gems so she can get some vague clue about how it might look and/or feel on her. But DON’T let her get any form of piercing until she can really understand all the prep that needs to go into a piercing, what could happen during and after it, how to take care of it and how to prepare for it.

    I would say until at least 16/17.

    I wanted my navel pierced since I was 14 or so. Mum said that if I got it done, I’d get thrown out. Many of my peers had got navel piercings and had them go wrong after a while (Plus I was a “goody two-shoes” at the time and afraid of breaking school rules, which may or may not have helped).

    I waited it out until the end of high school, and my interest in a pericing died down a little during sixth form, only to be rekindled during my time as a student. I did my research to see what a reputable piercing parlour would do/charges and eventually got it done at 19/20 to celebrate having made it through my first or second year of university. Had to retire it a couple of years ago, but enjoyed it while it lasted and would quite happily get one again, even though I’m probably too fat for one to look great now.

    Next up, I want a wrist piercing (and have done since I was 19 or so)… shame I can’t afford one right now and that I work with food so it’d be a BAD idea

    If she’s that type, then threats of kicking her out could be surprisingly effective

  • heather
    6 days ago

    I wouldn’t let my 12 year old daughter, but its up to you. It’s just a piercing so its not really a big deal. I would recommend waiting until she’s 14 or 15, though because she’ll be a bit more mature. I feel like 12 is too young to be getting any other piercings besides ear.

  • madz
    6 days ago

    Honestly, I’m a teenager and I wanted a belly button piercing for the longest time and my mom told me I had to wait till I was 16 because I needed to be more “mature” to make my choice because it’s permeate. After years of waiting my mom would show me pictures of what would happen if it got infected and such. Also when we went somewhere she would ask if I could work there if I had a nose piercing frequently we got the answer of no. Don’t tell her no it makes her want to do it 2039 times more I almost pierced my own bellybutton at home with a needle just say she can get one at a certain age and if you’re really against do what my mom did and scare me out of it. When I turned 16 I didn’t end up getting one because I didn’t want I to get infected and wanted a nice job.

  • Elora
    6 days ago

    Hell no! She is only twelve! I have a sister that age, and I know I would be

    Disappointed if I saw her with a nose piercing.(like my parents would allow it anyway) and I know that other kids, parents, and teachers would

    Definitely criticize her. I don’t know why parents of today can’t let their kids just be kids as long as they can. Stop letting them grow up so fast.

    Even if the kid asks for it, and won’t stop, you need to do what is right

    And put your foot down. Some things are just not age appropriate, and I think a nose piercing for a twelve year old definitely fits under that


  • Abhilash Singh
    6 days ago

    Well here in India , Nose and Ear piercings are common for children . We get our ears pierced at around 3-4 years of age and nose too at around 5 to 6, if the parents want. This is a very common practice all over india . So here its perfect to get it pierced at 12, I don t know about other places.

  • oberon
    5 days ago

    Piercing Bodz

  • Tammy K
    6 days ago

    Is your daughter asking to get the side of her nose or the center (septum) of her nose pierced? I have seen fairly young girls wearing a very small stud in the side of their nose which looks quite pretty to me. On the other hand, I have seen some septum piercings that are not at all attractive. Regardless of age or gender, if a person has their septum pierced I think a full hoop looks much nicer than a horseshoe shaped piece of jewelry sticking out of their nostrils. All jewelry should be an attractive accessory rather than the main attraction so I would favor the side piercing rather than the septum piercing.

  • hulen
    6 days ago

    Personally, I wouldn’t let her. She is only 12. I wanted my nose pierced when I was 12 but I had to wait until I was about 15 I believe. Ear piercings are whatever, let her get as many of those as she wants. But make her wait until she is at least 15 to get her nose pierced. It’s not like its a huge deal, its just a piercing but 12 is pretty young. Letting her get ear piercing should be a good compromise. You have to compromise because if you don’t she will end up piercing her own self like I have done. My mom wouldn’t take me to get my septum pierced so, I did it myself. Luckily I knew how to do it and had a sanitizing kit and such but a lot of kids wouldn’t take those precautions. Talk to her about compromising, but stay firm about your opinion.

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