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Quote Adam Replybullet Topic: 10 y/o Told To Take Out Piercings
    Posted: March/23/2007 at 11:39am

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"A Napier mother has been asked to remove her 10-year-old old son's facial piercings because of "safety issues".
Shaquille Rollinson got the piercings through his right eyebrow and his lower lip two years ago, with his mother Donna's permission, because they were "cool".
Ms Rollinson said she was "shocked" to receive a call from suburban Onekawa Primary School's principal last week condemning her son Shaquille's piercings.
"He lectured me, and basically told me he shouldn't have been allowed to get it, and I should be a more responsible parent," she told Hawke's Bay Today.
She said neither she nor Shaquille knew the school frowned on piercings as it did not have a uniform or dress code, and there were no clauses about piercings in the school policy.
Ms Rollinson conceded it was unusual for a child to have facial piercings, but Shaquille "saved and saved" to get his and looked after them very carefully.
She said the school was "over-reacting" and there were "plenty" of pupils with belly-button piercings who were not singled out.
"This is primary school. Shaquille's there to learn, not cause trouble. As long as he covers it up, it shouldn't have anything to do with his education."
Principal Wayne Keats said 10-year-olds were prone to playing rough and the school was concerned Shaquille's piercings could cause him an injury.
He also had concerns about the "appropriateness" of the piercings at school."

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If you had (or have) a 10 year old, would you let them get facial piercings?
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Quote playgrouppoop Replybullet Posted: March/23/2007 at 11:48am
true - 10year olds are prone to accidents and fighting, but...if its his choice then he'll have to take care of them! and he probly will! i think its ridiculous to ban piercings from schools...its like people tart up their hair...dont have a go at them bout that! silly stuff. it does not effect education nor attitude, its a personal novelty and we choose to have them..deary me.
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Quote Apophis Replybullet Posted: March/23/2007 at 11:53am
That kid kicks ass.

That is all.
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Quote eatyourbiscuit Replybullet Posted: March/23/2007 at 12:07pm
I had my ears pierced when I was about 10, and by the time I was turning 13 I had my eyebrow done too. I was lucky and my school were very accepting of it ( well with the exception of the PE department who had a strong distaste for me). If a ten year old wants to be pierced and understands the risks let them do it in a safe way. It certainly tought me a lot about my body at a young age.  People just have to be careful and sensible when it comes to kids obviously. As for the risk of piercings being ripped out or injured when playing its just part of growing up if you ask me...

In summery, if the kid wants it and understands it and even saves up for it themselves why is it a problem. I think the problem is when parents change their childrens bodies against their will but that is a different kettle of abusive fish.

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Quote OpheliaImmortal Replybullet Posted: March/23/2007 at 12:12pm
Originally posted by Adam


Shaquille Rollinson got the piercings through his right eyebrow and his lower lip two years ago


He's 10 now, so he got them when he was 8??
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I don't think that's right, i don't care if he 'saved and saved' and looks after them real carefully, i think is too young.

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Quote piercedmama Replybullet Posted: March/23/2007 at 12:18pm
I'm gonna have to agree with OpheliaImmortal on this one, 8 id too young in my opinion to have facial piercings.  It seems as if it turned out fine for him and he paid for them and took care of them, but I still think it's too young.  My daughter is 6 and there is no way I would allow her to get any mods in two years.  I will consider some at 14 but not before that.  Besides there is no shop around here that will pierce anyone under 14.   
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Quote The_Sneek Replybullet Posted: March/23/2007 at 12:26pm
its shitty to think that the kid is getting persacuted for his piercings though 10 is kinda young i could see more like 14-16. As for the ruff housing thing well there are adults who get there piercings riped out in fightes and beyond that a guy i know who runs a shop took out his bridge due to the fact that his t shirts whould snag it and it was uncomfortable... even after all this i have friends who work in a higher end daycare who have faciel piercings and there is no trouble and the kids that there around are only 2-6. pieces of this are just rediculous and some of it is understandable....
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Quote BxtremeDmodSxM Replybullet Posted: March/23/2007 at 12:37pm
well 8 is a pretty ridiculous age - but parents allow their infants to get ear piercings.
It is somewhat unusual to see an 8 yr old with an eyebrow piercing but it shouldnt be frowed upon.
I wouldnt let my child get any facial piercings at 8 yrs old but like piercedmama said- probably 14.
I started stretching my ears when I was 11. I was very cautious and patient when doing it,but not everyone is like that and that is where the risks come in.
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Quote OpheliaImmortal Replybullet Posted: March/23/2007 at 12:48pm
Originally posted by BxtremeDmodSxM

well 8 is a pretty ridiculous age - but parents allow their infants to get ear piercings.




Yeah and most with guns Disgust
I guess 'cause ear piercings are seen as the most mainstream, comon and 'safe' piercings to get, therefore it's not frowned upon.
I hate seeing infants with ear piercings...




I forgot to say in my last post aswell, who would pierce a 8 or 10 years old lip and eyebrow anyway? back ally dodgy piercer?
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Quote BxtremeDmodSxM Replybullet Posted: March/23/2007 at 12:55pm
true- I know piercers that wont pierce 17 year olds he says "I wont pierce you even if you brought god in here with you. "
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