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Ear Piercing

U.K. Petition Calls For A Ban On Baby Ear Piercing

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.11.2015 | Parents

An online petition to ban baby ear piercing is taking off in the U.K. The petition, which addresses U.K. Minister of State for Children and Familie...

30 Extreme Piercings That Put Single Studs To Shame

Refinery29 | Alexis Bendjouia | Posted 10.09.2014 | Style

Once upon a time, simple, single pairs of stud and hoop earrings reigned supreme, and dramatic piercings were strictly for punk girls who talked about...

11 Things You Should Know About Piercings

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite what your grandma thinks of kids these days, piercing is nothing new. Bedazzling the ears dates back thousands of years. Testament to the f...

A Very Good Reason To Delay Ear Piercing

Michelle Cove | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

When I told my daughter four years ago that she could get her ears pierced at age 10, it was a random number I spit out to buy time. But now I see there was reason behind my random.

Drilling Down on Body Piercing Health Issues

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While I offer no moral nor aesthetic judgment to would-be piercers, they should just be aware that today's trendy practices change in a blink. And while most piercings will close over time, there are medical risks.

An Infant's Pierced Ears, A Teen's Pierced Nose?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Pierced ears? Pierced nose? Nose ring? Intricate tattoos? Where are your parenting lines?

Confessions of a Bad Mother

Eleni Gage | Posted 05.30.2012 | Parents
Eleni Gage

In the last two weeks I've been called self-satisfied, sexist, smug, repulsive, trashy, disgusting, and just plain horrible. My crime? I pierced my six-month-old daughter's ears at the request of my Nicaraguan husband.

Are Girls Ever Too Young For Pierced Ears?

The Huffington Post | Cristina Costantini | Posted 03.21.2012 | Latino Voices

What circumcision is for baby boys in some parts of the world, ear piercing is for baby girls in Latin America, according to a recent Op-Ed on NYTimes...