Question for ALL Parents

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by beaglesandbass, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Would you let your son/daughter get any piercings (other than ears)?

    I'm talking: lip, nose, tounge, eyebrow, nipple

    Why/Why not?
  2. A little over two years ago when i was 14 i wanted to pierce practically everything on me, and my parents wouldn't even let me even get my ear pierced. Now I understand why.

    Most people with piercings on their labret, tongue, nose, lip, etc. just look stupid.
  3. Heh, my parents wont let me get any piercings till im 18, I don't know why so I'd like to hear some parents views on when its ok. I want my eyebrow pierced damnit!:D
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yeah ... then you'll look really COOL!

    hhhhhhhhhhhehhehheh ... hhheh heh heh ... hhhhhhhhehhehheh ...
  5. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    only reason im asking all this is cuz i wanna get my lip pierced...thats it...they have no problems with tattos..but said if i get any piercings they will kick me out of the house...when i asked my mom if she would really do that...she said "bobby, don't test me"
  6. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I would if I thought that they would be mature about it and be getting pierced for the right reasons. For a lot people, their adolesence is the only chance they'll get to have an eyebrow piercing or purple hair. Once you're out in the real world, you have to have a certain look in a lot of professions because people can't get over their simple prejudices.

    Of course, I'm not a parent, so maybe my post is invalid. :D
  7. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    That makes NO sense at all to me. A piercing is temporary. Take it out and the hole will close up and go away. A Tattoo is a permanant alteration, a permanant mark on your body. Tell that to your mom, and ask her how she can accept tatts but not piercings.
  8. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    well see, a tattoo is "normal", alot of people have them, and in some places on the body (chest for example) it would not hurt a job...but she says people automatically look down on or think less of people with piercings
  9. It's not permanant, esspecially on places like lips, tounges, and noses. Ears it stays for a while, but after a few years even that goes. For the rest if you don't wear your piercing ALL THE TIME you will be in pain when you want to put it back in because it closes up so fast.
  10. I wouldn't stop my older son (17), but I would insist that he proved it was hygienic, safe and also paid for it himself. I would stop the younger (12) untill he got older and a bit more responsible.

    Funnily enough, my older son peroxided his hair when he was 13 or 14. He thought it was cool. We didn't stop him, and my brother in law, who is a hairdresser, actually did the job for him. It hurt. People laughed.

    He has expressed no interest in bodily mutilation since.
  11. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I think more people should do that lip-disk thing like some of the tribes in Africa do.
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Not while she's living in my house.
  13. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    I wouldn't let my 14 yr old son do it until he was old enough to decide for himself legally. I have no problem with a kid's desire to be an individual, but piercings are no longer any way to stand apart from the crowd. It's now a form of following the crowd into a rebellion that they don't even understand or can fully define.

    I'd advise him (or anyone else) to use your mind to set yourself apart...not something as superficial as your appearance.
  14. It's been over a year since I've seen my real hair color, so I'm thinking you guys made that peroxide a little stronger? :p
  15. Once she's an adult, she can if she want's to(although I think she will be smarter than that).
  16. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I went to school with a guy who had his lips pierced in eight places.

    He now works as a sprinkler.
  17. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    We think that if parents forbid their offspring to get pierced, and they want to badly enough, then they are very likely to go to a place where noone will ask for parental consent. These places have notoriously bad hygienic practises and often use unsterilised needles etc. Therefore it is safer if you go with your kid, and check out the premises and who is going to be doing their piercing.

    Piercings are -temporary-, and even if in your opinion they look stupid, there are many many people who like them.
    We think that people who dismiss pierced people as 'stupid' and 'ugly' are very closed minded. After all, they wouldn't call someone with dyed brown hair 'stupid' or 'ugly' just on that basis.

    -end of rant-
  18. thumbtrap


    Jun 26, 2003
    Anybody remember the cartoon strip Kudzu?

    "Mamma, I wanna get my ear pierced."
    "Well, if your Uncle Dub says it's ok, it's fine with me."


    "Uncle Dub says that's all I need is another hole in my head."
  19. Posted by BrokenAngel

    Or, they just might do something really crazy, like obey their parents.
  20. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    in our experience, not very likely :meh: