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To answer the original question: sure, I would allow my ds to get an earring if he wanted. I would want him to wait until he was about 5 or so, just so he would understand about cleaning and taking care of it.
Now, OT, but sort of related:
When dd was 5, she decided to get her ears pierced. We live in a very crunchy, progressive area with many tatto / piercing parlors. I called AT LEAST 4 of them and had the SAME conversation with all.
Me: I'd like to bring my daughter in to get her ears pierced. She's 5 years old.
Shop: Oh, no, we don't pierce anyone under 16.
Me: oh. Not even ears?
Shop: No, no children at all for anything.
Me: OK, its just that I had heard I should use a professional piercer rather than take her to the mall..
Shop: MALL? Oh no! Do NOT take her to the mall. And not a jewelry store either!! A professional piercer is the only safe option!
Me: OK, well, do you know any who would peirce her ears?
Shop: No, they don't take children....
Etc. Did anyone else have this experience?