2. Image
Ask your child what kind of image he or she wants to present to the world. If your daughter, for example, is determined to pierce her eyebrow, make sure she realizes that a dainty eyebrow stud is very different than giant ear gauges. The piercing should subtly adorn, not take over.

3. Age
It’s safe to say that one of the last things on a pre-teen’s mind is the plight of aging, which is why it falls on the parents to remind their kid of what is to come. Ask your child the hard questions: What will it look like when you’re older, and maybe want to remove it? Will there be a noticeable hole in your face? Will it scar? Help them understand that although the piercing might seem awesome now, it may far outlive their initial desire for it.