Throughout the world, body piercings are very popular. In some cultures, these body modifications are a normal part of life, and it is stranger for people to live without them than it is for them to have many. Of course, this sort of decoration can look great, too. When it comes to children, though, it isn’t always easy to know when it’s right to let them get their own piercings. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the risks of allowing young children to have this sort of decoration, along with the benefits of letting them get into it early.
To begin, it’s always worth thinking about the dangers which can come with something like this before you expose your children to it. Young children often like to play rough, and this applies to both boys and girls. In the heat of play, it can be hard for them to moderate themselves, and this makes it easy for injuries to occur. Having a freshly pierced ear pulled on can be very painful, along with causing wounds which will take a long time to heal and could get infected. Along with this, kids aren’t always very good at handling their feelings about things associated with adults, and you child’s new jewelry could cause some arguments amongst their classmates.
It isn’t all bad, though, and this sort of modification can also have some benefits when a kid is still in school. As they enter the later stages of their education, other students will start to wear things like ear and nose rings. Trends will develop, and being part of them will be very important to your child’s social life, making piercings have the potential to be very important. Of course, you should always make sure that they are doing something like this because they want it, and not because other kids are choosing to have it done, as this could leave them regretting their decision.
Knowing when to give you child the choice to do something like this is never easy, and it will usually apply to the part of the body which they would like to have pierced. Piercings for belly button decoration, for example, are usually considered more appropriate for adults than they are for children. A set of simple ear studs, though, could be tasteful on a child as young as their early teens. If you’re unsure as to whether or not your child is old enough for this, it could be worth talking to their school. It’s likely that they have rules in place which will dictate the sort of accessories their students are allowed to wear, giving you a good idea of what is appropriate.
With all of this in mind, it should be a lot easier to know when it feels right to let your child get a piercing. Of course, some kids won’t be interested in this sort of trend, and will be able to get on without ever having it. Others, though, will want to get their first piercing as soon as they can.