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How Old Were You When You First Got Your Ears Pierced?

How Old Were You When You Got Your Ears Pierced?

Recently on Facebook, I came upon some photos of my friend's baby — red-eared and crying — getting her ears pierced at the mall. This immediately conjured up images of my own first ear-piercing experience, although it was a lot less traumatic. However, according to my dad's strict rules, ear piercings were strictly forbidden until the age of 12. You better believe that the minute my 12th birthday arrived, I made a beeline to the nearest Claire's. How about you? When was the first time you had your ears pierced? And if you've never gone "under the gun," when's the first time you wore clip-on earrings, if at all?
Source: Flickr User Ken Wilcox.

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Tonii2010 Tonii2010 7 years
I was 9 when I got my ear pierced. I wore my birth stone and as well as ladybugs and hearts.
ShopGirl27 ShopGirl27 7 years
I was five and fabulous. My older sister and I got them done at the same time. My mom asked us if we wanted to get it done, and we screamed "yes!" in unison.
loveisblind loveisblind 7 years
My first time was when I was 5. I got my second pair of piercings at 7. So now, I have 2 holes on each ear.
jamie-ferrari jamie-ferrari 7 years
I'm from an Italian family who are really into the babies wearing mini hoops like the momma does. My mother had her ears pierced as an infant and thought it would be best if I made the decision myself. I begged for earrings for years, and finally on Columbus Day, when I was 8 years old I got my ears pierced. XO
matzsmith matzsmith 7 years
I was 16, same as my sister
Padawan-Pri Padawan-Pri 7 years
i was about 3, it's an Indian custom to get it done young.
Blue24 Blue24 7 years
I honestly never realized it was such a big issue for people until some time ago! I had mine pierced when I was a toddler, 1 or 2 years old. It is not a cultural thing where I live and many girls don't get theirs pierced until they're older. Hell, I even have a friend who is 18 and still doesn't have hers pierced(but she's planning to). But I'm glad it's how I got them, I don't remember a thing and my mom says I didn't even cry. I didn't notice what was happening! Why people seem outraged by babies with pierced ears? I don't believe a girl could have her ears pierced and then decide she really hates the holes and wish her parents waited. If I ever have a daughter she'll have hers pierced when she's a toddler. I can already see the looks on people's faces though.
narsbee narsbee 7 years
The day I was born! In fact, it's recorded on my birth certificate. Even if I don't wear earring for years at a time they have never closed and for that I love them!
amandaaa amandaaa 7 years
I was 5. My mom and I were at a mall and they had one of those small trains there for Easter and my mom promised me a ride on the train if I got my ears pierced hehe
memetu memetu 7 years
My ears were pierced when I was 15. I talked my mother into doing hers too.
expresso14 expresso14 7 years
21 - my father was very against ear piercing and told me I couldn't as long as I lived under his roof, so this was my great act of rebellion of becoming an adult. I have to say though that I usually just wear tiny studs - I like the look and was always losing the clip ons.
Jettneko Jettneko 7 years
Both my sister and I didn't get pierced until we were mature enough to take care of them by ourselves. I got mine pierced at 13; my sister at 14.
carmv carmv 7 years
When I was an infant - I was born in Philippines and they offered it as a service at the hospital where I was born, so that's when I had it done.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 7 years
I wanted to get my ears pierced when I was 10. My mother got her ears pierced and I thought she look so glamourous with her beautiful earrings! She took me to get my ears pierced when I was 12, and I felt so grown up! :)
beatlesgurl beatlesgurl 7 years
I was 9 when I got my ears pierced, it was a few days after my birthday and I got them pierced at good ole Wal-mart.
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