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Piercings At 12

belly buttonA friend of my youngest daughter just got her belly button pierced. To make it worse, she did it herself! Now my kids are not into piercing anything, including ears so there is no interest.

I understand the allure of teenagers and young adults but this girl is just 12. Now I have always said that if the worst thing my kids do is color their hair, get a tattoo and pierce themselves, I am probably ahead of the game.  But at 12, I am thinking way too young.

What do you think? Too young?

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  1. Name (required) says:

    and has anything gone bad to it im scared that when i grow it will strech out and leave a scar ?? has that ever happend to you

  2. Courtney says:

    I really don’t know which age would be most appropriate for a belly button piercing.In some ways, I think that 12 would be a little young but then again I’m not so sure.I think that once you’re 16, you are definitely old enough for a belly button piercing though you’ll need a parents’ permission until you’re 18.I’m 19 and got a navel piercing one week ago tomorrow.I been wanting it since I was 7!

  3. Name (required) says:

    hey, im 12 aswell. you shouldnt be scared to ask your dad if you can have it done because if you dont your never get it done, pick up the corage and ask. im getting mine done soon because i begged and begged and hey look now in a week im getting mine done:D good luck!

  4. Name (required) says:

    how old was she? im getting mine done but im only 12 :L

  5. mirrin says:

    im 12 and i want mine done soooooo bad and my mum said its up to me and can get it done if i want.
    dear parents,
    it isnt your body so it isnt your choice!!!! let her get it done if she wants it cause “your only young once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  6. kellie says:

    Hi I’m 12

    And I’m getting my belly pierced on monday and I’m really scared.I said to my dad yesterday I’m. Getting my belly pierced and I want u to say yh but even if u say no I’m still going to get it done cus once its there u can’t do nothing about it but least I told u!x

  7. Skylen says:

    I am 12 and I have my ears pierced, my second holes, and my cartilage pierced. Having your belly button pierced at 12 is WAY to young. She will want to “Flaunt” her new belly button piercing in short shirts that show her stomach. Why sexualize a 12 year old? If this girl really wanted to get it done, and if her parents were responsible, they should have made her wait until she was at least 16. She will probably wish she didn’t get it done a few weeks later because most people get infections. She also wont be able to play sports with it in because it could get ripped out.

  8. Callie says:

    Hey im 12 and im not sure.. I have mine but im thinking of taking it out cause i periced mine myself its very red and stuff… I say dont let her. Have it because i know alot of girls with theres periced and everyone calls them slutss. And makes fun of them. I want to take mine out > . <

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  10. Name (required) says:

    I’m 12 Year’s Old, And I Have My Ear’s Gauged, I Actually Want Spider Bite’s, I Don’t Like Belly Piercing’s, My Problem Is, I’m Scared To Ask My Dad, I’ve Already Asked My Mom She Said “Maby But You Gotta Ask Your Dad.” And There Is Nothing Wrong With Having Something Pierced, You Can Always Take It Out.. Doing It Yourself Is Retarded Though.. Js.

  11. bettyboo says:

    huya i want my belly pierced sooooo much!!!! my mum said msybe but with the sport i do i could injure myself!!! -_- not too sure!! xxx

  12. Lindzz says:

    well im just letting you know that any good piercing place wont pierce your bellybutton till your at least 15 some places 16

  13. Name (required) says:

    – I’m 15, and i think that youre 100% right. when youre 12 youre not capable of making logical decisions ! and the desicions you make at 12 you may probably regret when your 21. And, Haveing Your Belly button Peirced May Attract Negative Attention, a 12 Year Old WSith a Belly Button pericing May Make Her Come Off To Older Men As 16, Just Saying. Its Not a Good Idea ; Your Belly Button ISnt Going ANywhere.. Just Wait

  14. Name (required) says:

    im 12 and i want my bellybutton pierced really badly. my mom said it was up to my dad but he was no help. I know were really young to have it done but its our body and if it gets infected or anything then thats our own fault and we have to learn from our expieriences and im a cheerleader so i know what the risks are but is not changing me opion, because the majority of people i know have it done

  15. CiCi says:

    LET HER GET IT!!! I’m 12 and have mine done!

  16. jessyka says:

    ya im 12 and my mom was going to do it but we dident have a sharp enought needle soo im tring to find out if u can get it done perfesionally at 12 plzz comment

  17. jessyka says:

    lucky i want mine sooo bad

  18. Name (required) says:

    I’m 12 and i want mine pierced, my dad said ok and my mom is almost there. So im probably getting it done in a week. soo yeah its her decision, so let her have it!

  19. Kristi says:

    Hey where did you get your belly button pierced?

  20. Hahaha2525 says:

    Well to me I think 12 is way to young to get a bellybutton pierced but I’m 12 and I do want mine pierced eventually . And for all the 12 year olds that do have theirs , get over yourself cuz no one can see it and your parents obviously don’t give a crap about you

  21. Name (required) says:

    I’m 12 and I won’t mine done but my mom said maybe I hope I get it when I turn 13wich is sooooonnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Name (required) says:

    Did it hurt

  23. Ebony says:

    Im 12 and i have my tongue pierced so there is nothing wrong with getting a belly button piercing. Im also getting my nose pierced in thursday. Sooo yeah

  24. Ariana says:

    I’m 14 im all for piercing. Go ahead girl you only live once! Do it!!! im trying to get my tounge pierced imight do it myslef cause i go to classes after school to teach you how to pierce the right and safe way. if you know what your doing GO FOR IT!!


  25. britt says:

    im 10 and i have my ears pierced two holes i would not get my belly button peirced at twelve tho im gunna get mine done when im six teen so i say shes too young and its a bad idea

  26. hailey k says:

    ok so, i got mine at 13 so when i was that age i didnt care but, it hurts like a son a a (beep) sure get it next year

  27. Nina says:

    I got mine done when I was 14, a freshman in high school. 12 is still pretty young, I was in 7th grade.. but in our society, a lot of kids know a lot more than we did when we were at their age. I’m turning 18 next month, I say 12 is a little too young. Make her wait at least one or two more years. I remember some girl back in middle school got her bellybutton pierced when she was 12, it was cool and all but not every girl was thinking of piercings. It also depends who you associate yourself with or what town you live in. When I was 13, I moved to a different town and almost all the girls had their bellybutton done! To be honest, they seem young but they know a lot. I remember when I was 13, some girl was pregnant – no one thought TOO much about it, we knew it was bad, but it was like whatever, I brushed it off as if I just found out some 17 year old was pregnant. Every generation is exposed to new things at younger ages.. I personally don’t think it’s a huge deal because we may think they’re still babies, I do, but when I think back to when I was 12, I felt older and knew a lot. Just make sure she cares for it and doesn’t change it for at least a year and it should be fine. Age is just a number

  28. tutu c says:

    i am 12 i want mine done and i asked my mom about it she did really say i couldnt and she didnt say i could she just wondered if there was a certain age cause one of my friends sis had hers done when she was in 7th and i am going to be in 7th this year,my sis wants to get hers done to so i was wondering if my mom would let us get them done at the same time….any comments

  29. Name (required) says:

    where u gey iy done

  30. tori says:

    do u no anywhere that will do it at 13 in Illinois

  31. alexa says:

    i’m 12 years old i have my ears pierced and double holes i am going to get my cartilage pierced tomorrow my parents say it’s ok. as long as you understand the risks and it’s a place where you don’t see it. After all it’s not permament unlike gauging your ears and tatoos.

  32. Roycela says:

    I am 12 and I want my belly Pierced soooooooooo baddly but I asked My mom like 4 times she said yes the 1st the 2nd the 3rd and the 4th time she said she would take me but she never did she has doudts about it bcuz my grandmother usedto life in Dominican republic soo over there girls that have belly piercings are most sluts but that’s what she says 🙁 , I really want it pierced but how should I convince my mom completely 100%

  33. LOL says:

    i think that girl haz all the rights to. i am abig fan of daughter who is 10 has her ears pierced 2 and left ear cartalege, her nose and belly. i think it looks cute on her.
    me, i have my ears(7 in each ear),nose,belly(2), nipples and pv
    its her body- her choise

  34. Alana says:

    i want my belly pierced i have 2 ear pierced and tounge and above eye and nose it didnt hurt im only 13

  35. Olderthan12 says:

    I’m so sorry that all you 12 and 13 year olds are in such a hurry to grow up! Getting your belly pierced isn’t such a big deal — on the surface — but it really IS a big deal in terms of accepting total responsibility for your self. Those of you who say “It’s her body, let her do it” — well, should a parent let a 12 year old have sex…??? or worse, take her to have sex???? Following your reasoning (that it is the child’s body) the answer would be “YES” — a parent should allow sex at 12 or 13 if it is what the child wants — in fact they should take them to have sex! Bad, BAD idea girls. As you grow up for real, you will realize that your brain is not fully developed until the early 20s and even then, your attitudes and desires will change throughout your life. Leave the piercings alone — and those tatoos on the lower back (tramp stamps)? Think how they’ll look when you are in your 50s. Just my opinion.

  36. naya arnold says:

    how did you get yours done

  37. Name (required) says:

    hey where id u get your cartilage pierced. i really want mine pierced but cant find a store where they let me get it done at a early age

  38. Name (required) says:

    at my sisters boyfriendss shop u can be any age u just need a parentt ssooo this is not true !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  39. Sarah says:

    I’m 12 and I got my tongue pierced, my belly button pierced, and 5 in each ear and getting my ears gauged soon. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that

  40. Sarah says:

    They’ll let ya get it done at 12

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  42. Name (required) says:

    Hello! I just got mine done PROFESSIONALLY at 13 years old, i’ve researched alot about people saying girls my age would regret it. I LOVE MINE. i’m very active and i put a big bandaid over it when i play. I’ve had no problems with it so far and I’m very very cautious about cleaning it. its perfect. however, doing it yourself is very dangerous, a friend of a friend struck a major artery trying to pierce her belly herself. good luck!

  43. tt says:

    thank u some one who under stands me should i get mine done perfonial

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  45. Name (required) says:

    i really want my belly button pieredd and my mom said yes but we cant find any one to do it cause i am only 11 and it sucks i asked like 13 differ peope any ideas for ogensburg ny

  46. Hello :D says:

    I’m 12 (Turning 13 in 3 months), and I want to get a navel piercing.
    I don’t see anything wrong with it. I mean it’s just a piercing, its not a tattoo, or anything like that.
    But when I ask my mom, she starts yelling at me. The reason I can’t get it is because “I’m too young,and she is the parent”. Apparently, a lot of girls my age are now getting belly piercings. Even my friend who happens to be younger than me has one. But my mom still says no.(-.-“). She said I can’t get one until I move out. Personally, I believe this is unfair. We should have some control over our own bodies. We should be able to have piercings.

  47. No, it DOES matter says:

    Ok personally no she shouldn’t get her bellybutton pierced because u never know when a child is playing they can easil be hurt without the piercings to add to it. I was at volleyball practice yesterday and my cousin went to spike it and the whole ring and bellybutton got ripped out of her. She was screaming and we had to call an ambulance to come get her. The ring and bellybutton were laying on the gym floor. It was nasty and she last 17% of her blood. Pleas keep her in your prayers!!

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  49. SARAH808 says:

    I got mines done when I was 10 years old, theres nothing wrong with it, if you want it you should get it done 🙂

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