I had to wait until I was 12 to get my ears pierced. I remember the day VIVIDLY! I was so excited all day I could barely stand it. I was in the 7th grade when I turned 12. On my birthday I remember school getting out and getting ready for track practice. I had an appointment at 4:00 pm. My sister Gretchen's gift to me was getting my ears pierced. She had a friend or roommate that was a cosmetologist. They were at the house when I ran home from track practice. I sat down on a stool in our Stosich Lane house and got my ears pierced. Immediately afterwords I ran right back to track practice. Showed my sister Emily that I JUST had my ears pierced and went on with my day.
With several of my siblings they have waited until their girls were 8 to let them pierce their ears. Steve's sisters waited until adulthood to pierce their ears. I didn't want it to be a scary thing for Abby and didn't feel like there was a reason really to make her wait. Makeup, shaving legs are definitely things she MUST wait to do. Anyway....we let her do it. The first time we went she was too nervous so we left and she decided again later that day that she did indeed want to do it. I was kinda a mess during the whole thing because I was worried she would flip out and be walking around with just 1 ear pierced. It all worked out fine but the video is kinda funny :)