Home > Kids > Values and Responsibilities > Fostering Independence > Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...

11 of 13
what is the right age, teen with body piercings

...Get a Body Piercing


Never! We hear you; for some parents, a body-altering piercing or tattoo is totally out of the question for their kids. But, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, 30 percent of people with a body piercing and 16 percent of people with a tattoo got their first piercing or tattoo by age 18. Fortunately, most states have laws that require parental consent for minors to get "body art."

Q: At what age should kids be allowed to pierce something other than their ears?

16% 

Age 10-11

15% 

Age 12-13

37% 

Age 14-15

31% 

Age 16 or older

621 Total votes cast.

Next: Are Kids Growing Up Too Fast?

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
Celebrate the environment by reading some of these great children's books about Earth Day, recycling, planting trees, and all things green!

Prom Dress Trends for 2014
Check out 2014 prom dress trends inspired by celebrities’ red carpet looks, but with a price tag under $100!