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vkizzle wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 10:34 am
I'm sure this is not how you really think!
Actually it is. I personally don't find the whole princess culture thing very healthy. I completely get that most people think dressing up little girls is fun and harmless so I don't judge people that do but I prefer not to go overboard with it at least.
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We'd let our daughter decided when it's time for her to get her ears pierced.
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where do people in this thread go to get their newborn's lips and eyebrows pierced?
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Out of curiosity, at Claires, how do they do it, needle or gun? In general, how old is the person doing it? And how much is it?
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cardle wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 7:26 pm
Out of curiosity, at Claires, how do they do it, needle or gun? In general, how old is the person doing it? And how much is it?
They use a piercing gun.
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fisher44 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 6:55 pm
where do people in this thread go to get their newborn's lips and eyebrows pierced?
Was thinking about a nose ring and a tattoo for my little darling.
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why do u want your kid ears done? let her make the decision when she is old enough or are u getting it done for your own gratification. my daughter.. and i know lots girls are different and changes there mind so often doesnt want hers done but when ready she can if it something SHE wants done not something i think she shud do
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Macx2mommy wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 11:27 pm

Also, I know it’s for a baby, but i do know a people that had their ears done when they were babies but then their ears grew differently and it looks odd.

Not saying this stuff will happen, just higher risks.
Mine were pierced around 6 months and the holes are completely crooked. I imagine they were straight when pierced and while my earlobes are symmetrical now, one hole is higher than the other. That coupled with the risks of infection, ripped earlobes and choking, I just don't see how it's worth it just for your girl to look "pretty" or to not get confused for a boy (oh, the horror). A niece had hers done to her as a baby and kept pulling them out until her mom gave up, so it was just a waste of money, time and pain. She wanted them repierced when she was 5 and it was a much simpler process - she even cleaned them herself everyday.
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lookingfortv wrote:
Dec 9th, 2017 1:26 am
so it was just a waste of money, time and pain.
THIS. Piercing is painful. I don't understand why people would want to inflict unnecessary pain and body mutilation on a baby. For the sake of what? So the baby looks more "like a girl?" .... because it's "pretty" for a girl to have her ears pierced? It's a little sick, in my opinion. Almost as bad as circumcision... but that's a whole other topic that I won't get into now........
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lemmiwinks wrote:
Dec 9th, 2017 12:01 pm
THIS. Piercing is painful. I don't understand why people would want to inflict unnecessary pain and body mutilation on a baby. For the sake of what? So the baby looks more "like a girl?" .... because it's "pretty" for a girl to have her ears pierced? It's a little sick, in my opinion. Almost as bad as circumcision... but that's a whole other topic that I won't get into now........
Let me guess...anti-vaxxer?
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vkizzle wrote:
Dec 9th, 2017 12:04 pm
Let me guess...anti-vaxxer?
Um, no. There is scientific proof that vaccinations help save lives. There is no logic behind piercing ears, or circumcision, for that matter....
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how am i gonna win the baby beauty pageant if i don't pierce little dakota montana's goddamned ears
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Why people feel the need to share their opinion when OP was looking for a recommendation is beyond me.

“One man’s logic is another man’s crazy”
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someguy23 wrote:
Dec 13th, 2017 11:11 am
Why people feel the need to share their opinion when OP was looking for a recommendation is beyond me.

“One man’s logic is another man’s crazy”
Welcome to the public forum...LOL
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I took my 4 year old daughter to Visage based on my sister's recommendation. My sister took her daughters there and had a positive experience as well.

Getting the ears pierced was my daughter's decision. Mind you, I told her about having real earrings around 3 years old as her clip-on earrings hurt her.

I explained to her the cleaning process, the slight pain that occurs while they pierce her ears and not to touch them for awhile to prevent infection.
I told her that if she would not cooperate or agree to the terms, we would wait till she was older for her to decide again. I told her the consequences of breaking her promise after getting her ears pieced by touching it (i.e. getting an infection), that I would clean, remove the earring and allow the hole to close. She would have to do it again herself when she was older.

She thought about it and asked many questions for almost a year. By the time she turned 4, she decided that it was something she still wanted to do. She actually looked forward to it and cooperated. She never cried when they pierced her ears. She never touched it and allowed me to clean it as per the instructions. I found it so much easier to do it when the person chooses it to do it herself. There was no struggling

If I did it for my daughter as a baby, it would be hard to control her movements like preventing her from touching the ear and also potential choking hazard if the earring pops off.

But Visage was a good experience for me. And the pediatrician's office (for babies) is another good option. Those would be the two places that I'd consider.

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