"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
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 .
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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....
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
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.
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.