Ear Piercing

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Ear Piercing

My daughter (11 in August) has been asking for a while if she can have her ears pierced.  When she mentioned it around Christmas, I said it would be better to wait for the start of the summer holidays, and now of course they are nearly here!

I can't remember exactly how old I was ... around 12 or 13, I think and I know I was responsible for remembering to clean them every day.  Even though I have told dd about this, I'm not convinced she is prepared for this part of the process.

What is the recommended 'fluid' now?  I'm sure I used TCP but is salted water good enough/better?  I read somewhere on the web to use hydrogen peroxide, but that seems a little extreme to me.

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DD1 is almost 12 and she got hers pierced in Claire's 4 or 5 weeks ago. Part of their package is that the give you a bottle of solution to disinfect the ears. If you go on their website their is a pdf of their ear care and it shows all the earrings you can choose for the.piercing.

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I've piercing and I've only ever used salted solution and never had a problem. You might need to check if she's old enough to be pierced. I know over here they aren't allowed to pierce a child's ears until they're 14.

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Hopeful wrote:
I've piercing and I've only ever used salted solution and never had a problem. You might need to check if she's old enough to be pierced. I know over here they aren't allowed to pierce a child's ears until they're 14.

As long as the child is accompanied by a parent or someone with parental responsibility there isn't a minimum age.
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DD is looking to get her ears pierced next week.  Have sent her away to do some research!

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P asked once if she could have her ears pierced, I said not until she goes to Upper School (at the age of 13), she went away and has never, ever asked again!

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Well BFG, I used the when you are at high school line too - but that is now approaching.  Primary school didn't encourage the wearing of ear rings and they were definitely not allowed during PE.  High school allows one plain stud (in each ear) and the summer hols gives the 6 weeks healing time....   I'll talk to her again about the cleaning/care again and see if she still wants to go ahead now, or maybe wait another year.

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 Ah yes, I bet it's a piercers busiest time of year, the start of the 6 weeks holidays.

BFG your girl obviously knows better than to try asking again.:D

YD had her tongue pierced last year ugh!

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xxJaneyxx wrote:
Well BFG, I used the when you are at high school line too - but that is now approaching.  Primary school didn't encourage the wearing of ear rings and they were definitely not allowed during PE.  High school allows one plain stud (in each ear) and the summer hols gives the 6 weeks healing time....   I'll talk to her again about the cleaning/care again and see if she still wants to go ahead now, or maybe wait another year.

DD1 got hers done because she starts high school next month. She was one of 4 girls in her year at primary school who didn't have them done (2 of the other 3 have also had theirs done since school stopped) and I got them done the week before school stopped so that she had them for her prom.
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Where did she have them done, Elaine?  Most round here seem to go to Claire's, but DD doesn't want to!!  I am amazed that it has taken 14 years to reach this stage, tbh.

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Leeds wrote:
Where did she have them done, Elaine?  Most round here seem to go to Claire's, but DD doesn't want to!!  I am amazed that it has taken 14 years to reach this stage, tbh.

We went to Claire's as it was the only place I could find that did it. I picked my branch though as some of them are so small and jammed with stock that I didn't feel there was proper space to get it done.

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