My 12-year-old wants to get her ears pierced, and I'm wondering about the pros and cons of having it done at a doctor's office versus at the mall. Any advice or experiences from the hive mind comparing these two options would be much appreciated.
Ideally I'd wait to ask the pediatrician, but she wants it done OMGYesterdayRightnowTomorrow
, and our pediatrician isn't open over the weekend (doesn't seem like this warrants asking for a call-back). I'd frankly be more comfortable with having it done by a doctor, but my wife thinks that a place like Piercing Pagoda
would be fine, and that I'm over-thinking this. My daughter would prefer a place that uses a gun (quicker and less painful, I guess?), which makes her hesitant about going to a MD who presumably would just use a needle.
So if you made the decision to have your own or your child's ears pierced by an MD, what contributed to that choice? And if you gave this issue some thought and decided to go with a regular old piercing place, what led you to that decision? I've agreed to ask this question here with the possibility that I might
be convinced by the responses one way or the other, and I'll share the responses with my daughter. So if you'd like to frame your response as advice to her that'd work too. Thanks everyone!