TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives


You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Friends and Family Everyone has disagreements, even best friends and family. If you need advice about a relationship, ask us here.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
LadyLeila Offline
Member
Average Joe
***
 
LadyLeila's Avatar
 
Name: Leila
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Location: US

Posts: 169
Blog Entries: 3
Join Date: July 26th 2009

Question I got my belly button pierced, but dad has yet to find out... - July 19th 2010, 06:58 AM

How should I tell him? He won't be very mad, he may be a little upset, but I won't be in any large amount of trouble. My mom already knows, she is fine with it (she has hers done, too), she just doesn't want my dad to be upset with her for not telling him now that she knows; she wants me to tell him. I have a valid argument because my older sister got hers done with his permission when she was 15 (I am 16). The only reason he would have to be upset is that I had to use my sibling's license to get it done, because as mentioned before, I'm only 16 and my mom wasn't with me. The place was clean, well kept, and all of the piercing tools were new and clean; I made sure everything was safe and sanitary.

*I had asked my parents about it before and they never would give me an answer. They would just dance around the subject; they never said no. I'm their quote on quote 'good kid' and my dad thinks a navel piercing would magically make me want to do bad things, so that's why he wouldn't say yes right away, but he did already dig his own grave with this by letting my older sister get hers done at 15, so he couldn't say no.

So how should I let him know? I'd rather not keep it a secret for too long, because it'll just bug me. I also have to coordinate with my sister, because she had a part in this too.


--Alexa Lauren

Never regret something that once made you smile...



...Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Katrina Offline
you only live once.
I can't get enough
*********
 
Katrina's Avatar
 
Name: Katrina
Gender: Female
Location: New York.

Posts: 3,114
Blog Entries: 4
Join Date: January 5th 2009

Re: I got my belly button pierced, but dad has yet to find out... - July 19th 2010, 04:47 PM

Hey Alexa!

I agree - I definitely think you should tell him sooner rather than later (AND that it should come from you). I mean, obviously you don't have to, but the longer you wait, the more likely the conversation is going to be something like "well, why didn't you tell me sooner?" and you don't want to fuel that fire!

If you're the good kid, clearly you've been pretty trustworthy in the past. Because of this, I almost think you should just go and tell him straight up - no beating around the bush, no saving the conversation for later - just go and get it done with. Make it clear to your dad that you know how to take care of your piercing and make sure it won't get infected, and let him know that you acknowledge that you probably should've asked his permission before-hand and that you'll be sure to do that next time (if you will, of course...don't lie!).

I hope things turn out for you.



  Send a message via MSN to Katrina  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
belly, button, dad, find, pierced

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.