5.  Motivation
The reasons why pre-teens are inclined to pierce their body parts really runs the gamut: some might see it as purely ornamental, whereas others may think of it as a way to really be “seen.” That’s why it’s a good idea to discuss body image, and to ask your pre-teen to reflect and talk about why he/she wants the piercing to begin with. Is it just to fit in? Is it a form of self-expression, or does your child have a reason that is unique to them? Answering these questions is a great way to open the door for other discussions about body image.