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Leopold Sparks has covered the cons very well, so I'll just add to the pro side, based on my experience of getting my ears pierced at age 7. A little boost to low self-esteem and self-image issues, as I felt so pretty and girlie. A sense of social acceptance among classmates who also had pierced ears. A sense of personal responsibility and learning how to ...


Against: There is no medical reason to pierce your infant's ears. The infant is not able to give consent, and may be too young to give assent. Ear piercing is painful. Pierced ears carry a risk of infection. In very rare situations that infection could kill the child. Mostly the infection would be treated with antibiotics, which also carry some risk of ...

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