Body piercer sparks debate after refusing dad's request to pierce 2-week-old baby's ears

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By James Kay

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A body piercer refused to pierce a two-week-old baby's ear after the father requested it, and many have praised them for saying no.

Body art is something that will always divide opinion, whether it's a tattoo or piercing it seems unlikely that everybody will see eye to eye about their place in society.

Some are very open to piercings while others often worry that it will impact career opportunities - though this tends to be decreasing as society moves forward.

Though one thing that is sure to get people talking is the minimum age that somebody should be before getting their first piercing, and one piercer has revealed that some clearly think that it is never too early.

Adhum Price took to TikTok to reveal a bizarre conversation they had with a customer who wanted their two-week-old baby to get their ears pierced.

Price revealed that the customer asked for their child to receive a piercing and after being questioned about their age, the father replied: "My baby is two weeks old."

Taking a moment to fully understand what had just happened, the piercer responded: "No, sorry, we wouldn't piece your baby's ears at two weeks old."

What followed was an interaction where the father asked what the minimum age was for a child to get their ears pierced, to which Price responded: "We only really go from eight years upwards and even then it's a case of informed consent. You kind of have to have a conversation with your kid and find out whether it's something they want to go through with."

Continuing to list the requirements, Price said: "Whether they're comfortable with having them [ears] pierced and whether you know, they're alright with us using needles for this procedure."

It would appear that the father opted not to listen to most of the interaction, as he simply replied: "Oh, they're fine with needles. They're fine with needles."

It concluded with the baby not getting their ears pierced (by Price at least), and people who watched the TikTok are surprised by the father's requests.

One person wrote: "Drives me crazy that some parents feel they have ownership of their child’s body. Thanks for being a voice of reason!"

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A second added: "Waiting for the 'they won't even remember the pain!' brigade," to which the piercer replied: "And the 'sometimes it’s part of a persons culture' brigade."

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A third said: "Can’t stand the thought of people piercing babies. Disgusting behaviour babies aren’t fashion accessories."

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It would seem that two weeks is far too early to get a piercing for a child, but it is unknown whether the father had any luck with another piercer.

Featured image credit: Colin Underhill / Alamy

Body piercer sparks debate after refusing dad's request to pierce 2-week-old baby's ears

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A body piercer refused to pierce a two-week-old baby's ear after the father requested it, and many have praised them for saying no.

Body art is something that will always divide opinion, whether it's a tattoo or piercing it seems unlikely that everybody will see eye to eye about their place in society.

Some are very open to piercings while others often worry that it will impact career opportunities - though this tends to be decreasing as society moves forward.

Though one thing that is sure to get people talking is the minimum age that somebody should be before getting their first piercing, and one piercer has revealed that some clearly think that it is never too early.

Adhum Price took to TikTok to reveal a bizarre conversation they had with a customer who wanted their two-week-old baby to get their ears pierced.

Price revealed that the customer asked for their child to receive a piercing and after being questioned about their age, the father replied: "My baby is two weeks old."

Taking a moment to fully understand what had just happened, the piercer responded: "No, sorry, we wouldn't piece your baby's ears at two weeks old."

What followed was an interaction where the father asked what the minimum age was for a child to get their ears pierced, to which Price responded: "We only really go from eight years upwards and even then it's a case of informed consent. You kind of have to have a conversation with your kid and find out whether it's something they want to go through with."

Continuing to list the requirements, Price said: "Whether they're comfortable with having them [ears] pierced and whether you know, they're alright with us using needles for this procedure."

It would appear that the father opted not to listen to most of the interaction, as he simply replied: "Oh, they're fine with needles. They're fine with needles."

It concluded with the baby not getting their ears pierced (by Price at least), and people who watched the TikTok are surprised by the father's requests.

One person wrote: "Drives me crazy that some parents feel they have ownership of their child’s body. Thanks for being a voice of reason!"

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Credit: TikTok

A second added: "Waiting for the 'they won't even remember the pain!' brigade," to which the piercer replied: "And the 'sometimes it’s part of a persons culture' brigade."

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Credit: TikTok

A third said: "Can’t stand the thought of people piercing babies. Disgusting behaviour babies aren’t fashion accessories."

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Credit: TikTok

It would seem that two weeks is far too early to get a piercing for a child, but it is unknown whether the father had any luck with another piercer.

Featured image credit: Colin Underhill / Alamy