Would you let your 16 year old daughter get her belly button pierced?

If not, why?

Thanks.


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  • no I would not. I would tell her she can go get it done when she's 18 and she doesn't need consent. she'd also have to pay for it herself. if she went and got the piercing done at some seedy place before she was 18, then that's her choice, and if it gets infected, it'll be her responsibility to have it cleaned and cauterized shut. if she's smart waits to have it done, then perhaps I'd pay to have it done by a professional when she turns 17.

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What Guys Said 10

  • okay at first I was going to say "no way in hell because it's considered a slut piercing" then I started reading the responses and remembered what all I did to get piercings when I was underage. Safety pins, cut off q-tips, Even so far as nails. Then all the wrong aftercare I went through and all the infected piercings I had to take out.

    Trust me even if you don't like it it's much better to take your daughter to a professional. If she really wants it done there's all kinds of sharp objects she'll shove through herself in order to get them. Plus the pros can give you the proper aftercare instructions.

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  • nope, because she's still growing and it could leave scars in the long run, she could also get a sist or bad infection, ears and at 18 let her make her own choice. Its her body by then, your her mother from 0-18 she's under your care. if she says her friends have them done, say at 18 you can get it done because the earlier you get it, there could be more issues

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  • no because I wouldn't want to for it or bring her. she can wait till she's 18

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    • What? Can we work on our writing skills before giving advice? Thanks...

    • My bad chill dude.

      I meant

      No, because I wouldn't want to pay for it or bring her. She can wait till she's 18. My mouse-pad is super sensitive if my thumb skims it it can move the cursor highlight words, then they get deleted, words get typed where there not supposed to be etc.

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      that was bad advice right there!

  • No

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  • Take a honest look at your daughter. Who she is. What is her motivation for the piercing? Why is it important to her? What is the worst-case scenario? Also, try to rid yourself of dumb conclusions. So no, her getting a belly button piercing is not going to make her a whore. Just be realistic about her and what will happen if she does.

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  • Nope, she can cry and whine, she ain't getting one. When she's done crying, we'll go to Marble Slab.

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  • Sure why not.

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  • Nope

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  • Absolutely not.

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  • Yes so that I can laugh my a** off when she gets to have the same conversation with her daughter later in life.

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What Girls Said 17

  • I've never had a kid and if I did have a sixteen year old daughter and she wanted one, I'd tell her it's not going to make her prettier or anything, it's a piece of metal in her skin. I'm glad my parents discouraged that for me because I think it has a lot to do with peer pressure and I didn't mutilate my body with a tone of piercings like some of my peers. I like just being natural, not pierced or tattooed lots.

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  • Nope I would make her wait til 18. I'm 24 and friends that I have that got theirs pierced that young just end up taking them out by the time they turn 23 because they realize it's a bit pointless when you're an adult. If she turns 18 and still wants it then she can go by herself and pay for it by herself. It will give her a better sense of freedom and of responsibility.

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  • Thats way to young tell her she has to wait until she 18 and then she could decide for herself if she wants it or not and does not need you signature.

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  • If you do let her get herself pierced, she needs to realize she won't be able to use anyother pants than hipsters, because the piercing will rub on other pants and irritate it. Because of that she will eventually stop using the piercing, it will close up and then it would be a waste of money.

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  • Right now, I got my bellybutton pierced at 14. It's not too flashy , and its quaint. If your daughter wants it because she thinks it looks good, and she's comfortable with her body, then let her, as long as she's not going around with her shirt up, then who cares? It's the same as letting your daughter where a bracelet. Only it's more permanent.

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    • I also paid for it myself, and care for it really well. I don't show it off. It just makes me feel more confident and I love it. It's really small, and none of my friends had it so it's obvious I didn't do it for anyone else except myself.

  • no. I think it's too young. I don't think anyone should be allowed to get any piercings done except for their ears until they are 18.

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  • no, wait till she's 18.

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  • yeah I would because I wouldn't want her being like "ohh yeah then i`ll do it myself!" and screw herself up. Plus the belly is not so bad I think it looks reallyy nice on the right girl. I got mine done and I think it's pretty damn cool.

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  • no. my cousin got hers pierced a couple of years ago, and it got all infected and turned nasty colors. tell her it's not worth it.

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  • nope plenty of time to express herself after she is 18

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  • No, because it really bad for a teen to do it.

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  • I got my belly piercing pierced with 16. My parents were fine with and my dad even came with me to sign the paper and then went back to work , while I got it done.

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  • Depending on the personality of your daughter, I'd try the "You're allowed once you turn 18 approach".

    But if she is the type that will do it regardless, I would allow her to get her belly button pierced, but on a condition. That condition is up to you. Like say: "I will take you there, but you have to pay it with your own money."

    Trust me, you want her to confide in you as opposed to hide information from you. So many teenagers hide information from their parents because they are so restrictive. (credentials: used to be a teenager)

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  • No because it is trashy.

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  • I wouldn't because I think its degrading. I'm currently 16 and think it is a horrible decision to get one pierced.

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  • there is no reason to have one ever, let alone a reason why I should have to take you to get one before you turn 18. it's just so unnecessary.

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  • nope, because girls want their navels pierced for only 2 reasons, because they think it'll make them sexier and/or because everyone else has it. neither one of those reasons are good enough.

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