So what most of you people are saying is that when your kids are oldder and can decide, ya'll are just going to let them because they wanted to?? If they want to smoke at 8 or drink or do drugs or anything its just going to be ok because they said so?? No... Well you see letting them decide isn't always the best and we always have to be there for them that's why we are parents, to guide,protect,and understand them throughout live not just a piercing that could be removed when desired to.
That was not a good comparison.
I can only speak for myself. And, no, when my DD decides she wants her ears pierced I may still say no. The difference is that I, as a parent, don't have the right to alter my kids' body without her consent. Doesn't matter what the reason is.