Even before I had a child I have always had many opinions about different topics. Piercing my daughters ears is one of the big ones.
I have always felt very strongly against this but I never actually thought of the reasoning behind my decision.
I thought about this the other day. I came up with 5 reasons that resonate with me.
Here are the 5 reasons I will not be piercing my daughters ears myself:
- If the earring is pulled it can tear the earlobe
- No matter how clean a piercing place is, there is always a chance of infection
- I have holes in my ears and I haven’t worn earrings in years.
- It hurts, a lot.
- If my daughter wants to get her ears pierced, I want her to make the decision on her own. Its her body, she should have the choice if she does or doesn’t want holes in her ears.
I will let her know the pros and cons of having earrings and taking care of them as they heal. It will be her duty if she so chooses.
I hate that I didn’t have a choice in the matter. My mom got my ears pierced when I was a little under 2 years old. I have not won earrings since high school. I am now 33 years old. I have these holes in my ears that pretty much act like black heads. They fill up with dead skin cells that then begins to hurt if I don’t remember to regularly clean them. Since I do not wear any earrings there is nothing blocking the hole.
How many people actually wear earrings anymore anyway? I feel as though many people decide to wear other types of jewelry these days. I think that a nice statement necklace and bracelet can go a long way. But, that’s just my opinion.
If your daughter’s ears are pierced or you decide to get them pierced, here are some very pretty earrings.
I know this is not a very long or interesting post. But, the topic was on my mind and I wanted to get it off my chest.
I would love to know how you feel about earrings, and what age you think is appropriate to get them. Does your daughter or son have any piercings?