How Old Do You Think Is Appropriate For Your Daughter To Get Her Bellybutton Pierced?

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J Profile
J answered
But I don't have a daughter

:-D

If I did I'd have to think ..

"What's a piercing like that about (the bottom line) ?"

At the end of the day I'd have to conclude it was about sexual attraction (to enhance her looks, and make your daughter more attractive (attractive for what ? As furniture ? No, attractive to boys, sexual attraction IMO )

What age is appropriate for a girl to be wearing jewellery to make her more sexually attractive ?

I dunno, what's the  age of consent in your locale ?

On reflection I am SO  glad I had a son, not a daughter :-D

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Toast Master
Toast Master commented
Here Here BM. I have three sons and thank the Lord.
SALEM GREEN
SALEM GREEN commented
I would think about it long and hard it hurts she might get a serious infection i have one girl i told them when they move out then it is up to them but i will still be here for their advice
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Anonymous answered
If she wants it done because she likes it,  then I say let her. As long as she can pay to have the piercing done  I would let her do it.  I love piercings  [and tattoos] . As a matter of fact  I have a few of them and am planning on getting more.Further more I had my belly button pierced  by a friend when I was 14 and no one knew about it for a year..More importantly, if  she really wants  her belly button pierced she will get it done either by herself, or by a friend, so wouldn't it be safer to take her to a professional who knows what they are doing and who can explain to her  how to take care of it and how to prevent infection.People need to relax about the little things and focus more on the important issues of life. Trust in the values that you have taught your daughter, and show some faith in her. I can't really give you an exact age, but  it is just a piercing .
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Their degree will tell you this.Its actually healthy for teenagers to feel this way, it shows that they are in fact feeling emotions. I feel piercings,when done properly, are a safer alternative, for this rebellious stage.
J
J commented
Firstly I am not against piercings, just I think the age of sexual consent is soon enough, as I said its 16 in the UK and is that too late in life to wait until piercing one's body ? Isn't the 60 odd remaining years enough time to pierce one's entire body if that was what one decided to do ?

I think there is a tendency to let children grow up too fast these days, and if someone argued successfully that all 14 year old should be allowed to have piercings (Cont)
J
J commented
(Cont)


the 12 year olds would be
"well we are as responsible/entitled/whatever as they are" wouldn't they ?

As I said the age of consent looks a healthy cut-off to me, and I am not alone in my believing that body ornamentation (including make up) is about sexual attraction, anthropology I believe is the study of such things ;-)
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In the us they have to be 18 or have parental consent some have a limit on age even with parental consent and I think it is 13 where I am. I have had mine done and they can get ripped out so easily and I took mine out about a month ago because it kept getting in the way. Here is a care sheet on it www.bmezine.com Many things can go wrong when having this done and if pierced improperly it can be very painful. For me it was just one more thing to get in the way and it can take up to a year to heal and until healed completely it has to be cleaned several times a day it just becomes one more hassle, not to mention you shouldn't change the jewelry until it's healed so it isn't that fun for the first year.... My boyfriend is a licensed body piercer so I have a few other piercings and the navel ring was just one of those things that got in the way so I took it out...
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Lena JH
Lena JH commented
I think everyone has their own experiences with it. Mine took about 8wks, they told me 6wks. Some people have complications with it, some people don't. I love my navel piercing.
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Yes they can heal in less than a year, but even when it appears healed it may not be.... The average healing time is six months to a year
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Simone Love answered
Well I am a daughter still I am only fifteen not a very good speller but good at these kind of things. I would say if your daughter is 18 she should be able to get one and even then that is pushing it because they I have heard are hard to take care of and at my age and 18 and younger most kids who want when just want it to look cool and nothing more maybe even impress a boy. So If i were you I would tell my daughter she is going to have to wait a little bit.
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Lena JH answered
Bluesman's points are good ones. Hmmm, even so, teenage years are years where individuals want to express themselves. I think it's pretty cool actually. Anyway, I think a navel piercing is decent enough, it'll be under her clothes. I'd say 16 is old enough. Now all the other types of piercings (eyebrow, tongue, lip, etc) they would have to be done when that girl is out of the house. I guess college is technically out of the house so if 18 she's in college then so-be-it. I got my belly pierced when I was 19, well into college. My mother almost fainted but hey, I'm not technically under her roof anymore, hehehe.

Glad I don't plan on having kids though = D
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I say 15      my child really wanted to get hers done at least before she graduated but i went ahead and let her get it early   i don't think its that bad
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
After she moves out on her own and takes the responsibility for herself/grown up 21-25...and if i had my way never.....
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John answered
When she is old enough to pay for her own place and pay for any outcome that  is brought about by having one...reputation,sexually transmitted disease,pregnancy.....no letters please you asked the question...
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Ashley Mitchell answered
I would say 16 years old. I actually got mine done when I was 15. I remember asking my mom if I could get my belly button pierced and she told me no. That just made me want to do it even more. So I went and had it pierced when I was 15 and hid it from her for a long time. Looking back, I understand why she didn't want me to get it pierced because she thought I was too young. I have a 5 year old daughter now and I cant wait til the day she asks me if she can get her belly button pierced. (Actually I can wait). But I'm gonna try to explain to her that she can when she turns 16. Getting your belly button pierced is not necessarily a sexual thing. I think its cute. But I would have to say 15 or 16.
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Ashley Mitchell
Ashley Mitchell commented
Thats just your opinion on getting your belly button pierced. Everyone has their own opinion on it. So why do people get plastic surgey and put makeup on, get tatoos or even fix their hair??? Why do people get dressed up or why do girls paint their fingernails? People do that because its builds their self confidence and it makes them feel good about their selves. Thats pretty much the same thing. And how is it a sexual thing? Whats a guy gonna do, put his thang in her belly button?
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I completely agree with you Anm212009.
J
J commented
Go read some anthropology and you may find you are mistaken in your belief, but you are entitled to believe whatever you want (no matter how mistaken)

And as flat-Earthers proved there is always support for the most crackpoot theories
Hardly my fault you do not understand making oneself more attractive is a form of sexual display designed to attract a mate.

I doubt you understand why women use lipstick either ;-)
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Anonymous answered
When they are old enough to pay  for it in more than just money.when they move out ,when they can pay for or take care of any outcome from having one.... In other words when they are in charge and not under my roof...when they are intelligent enough to know why most girls have them in the first place....no letters please you asked....
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Brian Reed answered
When she is old enough to be considered an adult 18? Maybe. I do not see the  attraction myself but I am an old fart. What's wrong with a nice leg anklet or necklace? I just do not get the piercing thing. Now tattoos that's the good stuff LOL
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Ashley Mitchell
Ashley Mitchell commented
Ok, but at least you can take a piercing out. Tatoos are permanent, and even if you go and try to have a tatoo removed, its still there. Or even if you had a tatoo totally removed, you can still see what the tatoo was because it makes a big scar. Hell, by then, you might as well keep the tatoo. But its not like having your belly button pierced is permanent. You CAN take it out WHENEVER you want. (unlike tatoos)
J
J commented
If a girl gets a "tramp stamp" at age 17 or 18 by the time she is 40 it's going to be approaching the backs of her knees isn't it ? :-/

I'm sorry I'll get my coat ...

:-)
Brian Reed
Brian Reed commented
LOL to both comments
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
I am probably outside the box with this, but they shouldn't be getting this, or given this until they are 18 and older. This way, it is on them. I would never let my daughter get it done while she is living at home. I think it is a display of unstructured morals, and a sign that there is no value in presenting ones self as a LADY. That is me though.
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Lynne Dwyer answered
When she is out of the house, making her own money, paying her own way. Any one who thinks that a young girl getting a peircing is gonna keep it covered up, is sadly mistaken. Why would she get one then? Boys should be looking at her face, not down there.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Im a daughter and i had mine done when i was 13.
I dont think the belly button matters because like it is not visible where as eyebrow, tongue, and piercings like that are.

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