My ears were pierced at the age of three, my grandmother argued that it was beautiful and generally suited me, why not. 1 minute and I am pleased with the earrings in my ears flaunt. Nothing has shifted, no fear or pain. The only thing that was not very much - it turned out that I was allergic to gold, so for a while my earlobes were red. By the way, ear punctures heal very quickly.
True, my grandmother regretted having pierced my ears, because at the age of 13 I started pulling tunnels, s.
I am a piercer and I can say that this is stupid child abuse. So much fear in their eyes for a couple of holes is too high a price to pay.
It doesn't hurt at all and can be done at the age when a person is able to make a choice himself.
My sister and I got our ears pierced on the same day (I was 4, my sister was 2), it seems it was in some shopping center, where there was a booth with a man who pierced his ears with a "gun" and immediately inserted "carnations" ( memories from childhood, therefore so abstract). And I am grateful to my mother that she took us to pierce our ears. I do not remember any pain, no problems with healing (and my sister and I were hyperactive and constantly dug in the mud), after 22 years, the punctures have not moved anywhere, neither my sister nor me.
What was my mother guided by. I don’t know (I’ll have to ask, by the way), but definitely not in order to show our financial situation, which was not the best, and we didn’t look like boys at all. I think it was the thought "here and now", and maybe even I asked when I saw it.
"Well, how, so they will finally stop asking me a boy or a girl!", - most mothers argue.
In fact, I do not find anything wrong with piercing ears in early childhood. For more than 20 years, parents at the still irresponsible age of the baby have been giving him gold earrings with an English lock. Let's be honest, as if hinting to others about his stable financial situation. On the other hand, such a gift will remain in the memory for a long time, rather than a pink toy, with which children straighten out in 2-3 days.
As a person who has experience with pierced ears in childhood, I will say amazing: "What ?! How will the punctures move? No-no! Yes, kids are mud lovers, but they pull it into their mouths, certainly not into ears! And even more so, every parent will take care of the child's cleanliness. And in the salons, most likely, they will advise you to treat it with chlorhexidine until the wound is completely healed.
Yes, still, parents should be serious about choosing a salon, where you want to reproduce this procedure. But such categorical reasoning is more similar to a feverish state of limiting your child with a normalized knowledge of the world, which is similar to a psychological disease - hypochondria.
Parents do this for a variety of reasons. Usually this is just a tribute to fashion, but sometimes they are guided by the thought that a small child will not remember the painful sensations, sometimes something else, everyone has their own motives. In fact, piercing the ears of a child, especially a newborn, is a very, very dubious idea. Of course, many do it anyway, but this, in my opinion, is extremely stupid, since a child at this age does not care about trinkets in his ears, this is more likely entertainment for parents and mainly their desire. If suddenly the initiative comes from the child himself (well, not from a newborn, of course), then you can offer him to wear, for example, clips (or whatever they call them, in short, those for which a puncture is not needed), and at the same time tell why you shouldn't do ear piercings or any piercing in childhood. And, actually, why? There are several reasons for this.
The first and, perhaps, the most argumentative - the child's pierced lobe will gradually grow (logically), and the punctures will shift, which will break the symmetry and, in general, their location. One puncture, for example, "leaves" to the very center of the lobe and rises slightly to the cartilage, while the other may, on the contrary, shift to the edge. Plus, it happens that the holes themselves begin to look sloppy, large or something else.
The second point is that a small child, especially a newborn, cannot be explained that it is impossible to touch the punctured place, besides, children, as a rule, are more active and at the same time not as accustomed to cleanliness as adults ... All this leads to an increased risk of infection in the wound, and also increases the chances of injuring the lobe.
Third, caring for a healing puncture is not too difficult, but it requires a systematic approach. In the case of a piercing of the ears of young children, the task entirely falls on the shoulders of the parents, and those, due to the fact that the child does not complain, and they themselves have enough worries, for example, may simply forget about the necessary procedures. Some people are so afraid to touch the punctured lobes. And the majority - this already applies to all people in general and is applicable not only to cases of piercing in children - are generally very illiterate in the issue of puncture healing.
Another point: a good, professional piercer will not do piercings on a child. If the master goes for this, then there are two options: either (most often) this is a shitty underdog, who probably also wields a piercing pistol and actually understands little in his business, or (extremely rare cases), if the master is really a pro , he can do this if the parents turn out to be impenetrable and they cannot be persuaded even with the hundredth attempt, and his logic will be as follows: "let me do it better than an unskilled one, don't understand who."
I think the point is clear. :) If you want to read in more detail - here, for example, it is well written here: http://saintscalpelburg.com/info/article/pirsing-detyam/ On the same site, by the way, you can look for articles about caring for a healing puncture, about how to choose a master, and in general a lot of things. This studio is perhaps the mostdekvatny in Russia in terms of compliance with international standards for the provision of piercing procedures. (No, I was not paid for advertising, this is exclusively my educational initiative :)