Does anyone have boys? and are their ears pierced?

United States
December 22, 2007 7:48pm CST
I have a little boy hes 6 and one of his class mates (a boy) just got his ears pierced. Today my son goes thru my jewelry box looking for BOYS earrings. Needless to say we didn't find any cause mommy has dangly earrings and he thinks he would look funny. My son does not yet have his ears pierced but apparently thinks his little friend looks cool with his ears pierced. My son says mom it feels like a bee stings you so since it don't hurt can i get my ears pierced? I started to giggle at him and said if you want your ears pierced i'll take you to the mall so you can have it done ok? he says mom can't i just push this thru my ear it won't hurt will it? I said its gonna hurt worse pushing that earring thru then going and having it professionally done. He said ok i can wait. Now i never really expected him to want his ears pierced, when he was born i was going to have it done cause that was a craze and i thought he would look cute but i didn't do it because they are his ears and i want him to have the option in anything that happens to his body. Its totally up to him if he wants his ears pierced its not up to me. I just thought it was so cute when he approached me with it. Anyone else have a boy with their ears pierced and did they decide on it or did you (the parent) make the decision for them?
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• United States
23 Dec 07
I have 2 boys, my oldest is 21 and when he was about 16 he wanted to get his ears pierced and we told him no. Once he turned 18 he went and did it, I wasn't thrilled with it but he was 18. It lasted about 4 or 5 mths and when he had to take the earrings out for a job he had he just never put them back in. It's a phase I think they all go thru.
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• United States
23 Dec 07
I have a 10 year old and so far, he hasn't said he wants his ear/s pierced. His school wouldn't allow him to wear them anyway (which I think is a total crock because they let girls wear them). I would actually not have a problem with him wanting his ear/s pierced. I don't know why it's still so taboo in our culture for boys to get their ears pierced.
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@meljessxena (2319)
• Australia
23 Dec 07
i dont have any children, but my nephew is 8 and he has his ear pierced, he got it done about 6 months ago and it was his idea of getting it done.i personally dont think i would like my child/ren to get their ears pierced if they are males, i guess just have to wait and see. merry christmas
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@asgtswife04 (2483)
• United States
23 Dec 07
I have two sons, 9 and 8. I will make that decision for them until they are 18 and my answer is NO. LOL! I think seeing boys with their ears pierced is just ridiculous. That was made for little girls and of course older girls, but I think it's so funny to see all these boys walking around the mall with their ear pierced thinking they are the bomb. Just my opinion though. They won't have an earring and they won't wear pants that they have to hold to walk around in. Being a military wife and in that military fashion with my husband, they won't be doing anything like that. He's already said it better not happen and the first time it did it would be bad. That is the military life for ya. LOL! God bless
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@ravinskye (8247)
• United States
23 Dec 07
well, right now my only boy is only 5 months old..and his ears aren't pierced. I don't think I'd be too quick to let my son pierce his ears. We were at walmart not too long ago getting pictures done and my kids were playing with these cute little what we thought were girls. Turns out they were two little boys that had both ears pierced and were wearing pumpkin earrings. I had enough trouble with people thinking my little girls were boys, I don't need them thinking my little boy is a girl. Plus, piercings are sometimes forever. My husband had his ear pierced as a teenager, when he was around 13. He hasn't worn an earring in his ear since atleast before he was 16 because thats when we met and he didin't have any in when we met. He's almost 27 and can still put an earring in his ear. The mark is still there and it kind of embarrasses him. So while I can't say no forever, I would want him to be old enough to understand that it wont always be "cool"
@vanities (11340)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Dec 07
i have only one son but he did not approach me to pierce his ears..but as he became teen-agers he pierced it himself without asking my permission..
@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Dec 07
I have my ears pierced.It is a Hindu custom to pierce the ears in the childhood.
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@sedel1027 (17870)
• United States
23 Dec 07
My son is 8 and I do not think any of the boys have their ear pierced yet. However, many Dads in our area have their ears done and I would think if the elementary school allowed it for boys, they would have their ears pierced. I don't think my son would ever want his ear done, but I know he is going to end up with at least one tattoo. If he did ask for his ears to be pierced, I would take him. I don't see anything wrong with it.
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@Anne18 (11036)
21 May 08
I have two boys aged 10 and 8 and neither of them have there ears pierced. They have never asked if they are allowed there to wear ear rings in there ears. My 10 year old son's best friend wears an ear ring and some of the other boys in his class wear earrings but my son has never asked to wear one. I have two daughters aged 19 and 8 and neither of them have there ears pierced. The 8 year old has again never asked, the 19 year old was going to wear ear rings a few years ago but chicken out from having them done. I have my ears pierced twice in each ear but at the momnent I don't wear any ear rings, my husband doesn't care to have his ears pierced
• Halifax, Nova Scotia
30 Dec 07
i have a son, who doesnt have his ears pierced.. i dont think he'd want them even if i suggested it.. i dont really see a point in guys having a plain piercing.. an industrial or something looks decent but yah i dunno piercings seem kinda pointless to me even on women.. why draw attention to your ears? do you think theyre sexy?! haha :) my brother has had his ears pierced for a long time and it was my mom who pierced them for him at his request.. i have no problems with a boy having earrings but ya i think its kinda pointless.. ot each their own though eh? :)