Piercing body parts other than ears has been gaining acceptance, and many consider it body art. Still, there are important health concerns that every parent should discuss when their pre-teen expresses interest in the latest piercing fad. “I wasn’t really into body piercing until I found out about half my female students had them,” noted Kathy Acker, writer and punk icon. Indeed, as more and more grown-ups start to budge on the subject of piercing body parts, parents also should be ready to discuss some of the potential risks of piercing.
Whether you agree with you pre-teen having a piercing or not, talking it through arms them to make the most informed, healthy choices.