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Mother and piercings and tattoos - March 4th 2009, 07:32 PM

So im only 16, yeah young i know. But im in 11th grade and i have always acted more mature then my age. I have been handling a lot in my life and im very mature, usually. All i want is my lip pierced and to be allowed to get tattoos. I just want my lip pierced or my tongue. Thats all i want, and my mother refuses to allow it. And since i live in ny i know my tattoos willl have to wait till im 18, but my piercings dont. I dont get why she cant just let me have it. Its not like its permanantly scaring me. And she cant say i cant have it cause of work when im not allowed to get a job yet so i can be home for my brother and stuff. And lots of people work with piercings. And a tongue piercing you cant really see. I dont get why she cares so much, its my face and my life. Not hers, just because she dosent like them dosent mean i should be scoulded and everything. WHyyyyy????????????????????

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Re: Mother and piercings and tattoos - March 4th 2009, 08:11 PM

Hey Kaitie! :]
To be honest i think it's best that you wait until you're eighteen and then if you still want them, go ahead and go for it. While you're still living in your parents house, you've pretty much just gotta suck it up and agree to wait. I don't know about the rules on age where you are, but in the UK the age of consent for piercings is 16, so technically you COULD get the piercings whether your mum likes it or not, however it may cause more hassle than its worth. Staying on your mums good side and just agreeing to wait will cause a lot less stress for you. Obviously, if you're really set on getting the piercings then you'll have to deal with the consequences of your mum being really mad. And really, two years in the scheme of things isn't THAT long to wait.

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Re: Mother and piercings and tattoos - March 4th 2009, 08:13 PM

Hmm well the age to get most piercings over here is 16 without parental consent. If it isn't the same there then just wait til you're 18 then at least you can be sure you want them.
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Re: Mother and piercings and tattoos - March 4th 2009, 08:15 PM


As much as I hate to play the part of the person agreeing with your mum, I do agree with your mum. Regardless of how old you act, you're still a minor and you're still her child, and until you're 18, she makes the rules - it' a sad but true fact of life. But next year you'll be headed off to college and you'll be a legal adult - get it done then!

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Re: Mother and piercings and tattoos - March 4th 2009, 08:37 PM

Agreed, although i also hate to be the one to tell you your mum is right, you are only 15, and regardless of how mature you are, you're still underage, why not take a while to think about it, It took me so long to convince my mum to just be okay with her getting my nose periced, and she only agreed because i went out and got myself and i turned 17 ><. and tattoos espically, pick something you really like, and when you turn 18 if you still want it, get it, along with the peircings you want. Saves the regrets right?.

The It's my body line, convinces yourself, but i used that exact line when i stretched my ear to 8mm, and my mum told me it was a stupid idea and i didnt listen and now even a year after taken it out my ear is still all baggy.
My point is, no matter how much you hate it, parents are generally right about these types of things.


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Re: Mother and piercings and tattoos - March 5th 2009, 07:32 PM

Kaitie - Its already been said, wait untill your 18....doesnt matter if you are a matured 16 yr old....legally your still a minor. Untill your legal, Id have to agree with your mum.

Make sure, if you get a tattoo, you think about it & dont just get one spur of the moment.


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Re: Mother and piercings and tattoos - March 5th 2009, 09:37 PM

Why do you want a tattoo? Tattoos destroy natural beauty.
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