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How old were you when you had your ears pierced?

(251 Posts)
TrendyNannie6 Wed 28-Apr-21 20:00:40

I remember it well, I got mine pieced on my 13th birthday, went to the jewellers with my mum and felt very brave sitting there waiting for the needle, 🤪 was disappointed I couldn’t have nice gold studs though , had to have the awful thin hoop, felt very grown up and couldn’t wait until Xmas few months later to get my first gold studs

Blossoming Wed 28-Apr-21 20:02:46

I wasn’t allowed to have mine pierced and I’m quite glad I didn’t now 🙂

ixion Wed 28-Apr-21 20:02:56

Not brave enough to face my Mum any earlier 🤣🤣

Ilovecheese Wed 28-Apr-21 20:03:05

I was 31.

Hithere Wed 28-Apr-21 20:05:54

First pair - when I was a baby (less than a year old)

Additional pairs (piercings) when I was 15 - never removed them!

Sara1954 Wed 28-Apr-21 20:07:14

Sixteenth birthday.

Farmor15 Wed 28-Apr-21 20:07:27

In my 40s

harrigran Wed 28-Apr-21 20:12:33

Never. I have a birthmark on the back of my lobe which I was told would bleed profusely if pierced.

Shinamae Wed 28-Apr-21 20:16:11

15, with some awful wire contraption 🥴

kittylester Wed 28-Apr-21 20:18:57

I didn't realise it was compulsory!!

Oldbat1 Wed 28-Apr-21 20:20:25

My 30th birthday present to myself. Parents didn’t allow me as a youngster and then various boyfriends then husband didn’t like pierced ears. Silly thing is hardly wear earrings now.

aquagran Wed 28-Apr-21 20:21:34

30, same day as had a coil fitted. Husband said “For God’s sake don’t get near a magnet!”

tanith Wed 28-Apr-21 20:22:00

Never had mine done, my girls were allowed once they were teens. I was a very surprised when my sons daughter’s were pierced at 6 mths, it’s a custom where Mums from but not my child so I kept it zipped.

grandmajet Wed 28-Apr-21 20:35:50

I haven’t. I don’t like needles!

TrendyNannie6 Wed 28-Apr-21 20:43:30

aquagran 😂😂😂

Redhead56 Wed 28-Apr-21 20:49:22

My friend's mum did them when I was 13 with darning needle! Did not even ask mums permission horrendous when I think about it now.

EllanVannin Wed 28-Apr-21 20:53:23


Hellogirl1 Wed 28-Apr-21 20:54:20

I`ve never had them pierced. Nothing against needles, just don`t fancy having holes in me ears!

TrendyNannie6 Wed 28-Apr-21 20:59:28

Did I say it was Kittylester!!! It was a question, just like other questions that are asked on the gransnet forums! Everyone else has answered, so why the exclamation marks! If you don’t like the post then ignore, instead of sarcasm jeez!!!!!

Jaxjacky Wed 28-Apr-21 20:59:43

About 30, but never wear earrings now, too holes one side, one the other.

BBbevan Wed 28-Apr-21 21:01:23

About 30 I think. Didn't tell my Mum who thought pierced ears were common. She didn't notice for years. DH encouraged me to bite the bullet. Love wearing earrings .

Grannybags Wed 28-Apr-21 21:04:45

About 13. I wasn't allowed but did it against my Mum's wishes. She thought it was common too.

When I got caught wearing my earrings to school my teacher called me a tart and a gypsy!

absent Wed 28-Apr-21 21:07:32

I was 17. My mother was horrified and told me I looked like a costermonger. My father, on the other hand, suggested he might buy some earrings for my approaching birthday.

Ladyleftfieldlover Wed 28-Apr-21 21:15:19

I love earrings and have dozens of pairs. I first had my ears pierced at 16 and then again in my 30s. I wouldn’t leave the house without wearing a pair of earrings

LullyDully Wed 28-Apr-21 21:29:16

I was about 40. They were done by a fellow teacher in the staff room at lunch time. A bit of peer pressure, should have done it years ago.