My mom pierced my ears when I was five because people kept mistaking me as a boy (I'm a cis girl) they got infected because I have a naturally weak immune system. Her solution? Pierce them again as soon as the first ones healed. We found out after the third time that I had bad reactions to any earrings that were gold, even hypoallergenic stuff. All in all I've gotten pierced 4 times and wish I'd have just been able to go without. It would have been fine it is was my choice but it wasn't
I’m so, so sorry that this happened to you. :(
This is exactly what I’m talking about - people prioritize gender stereotypes instead of their own child’s health and bodily autonomy.
I think it should be more normal to wait until kids are older and are truly deciding on their own.. like 10-12 at the earliest.
- Solar the Sea Turtle