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...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?

15% 

Age 10-11

14% 

Age 12-13

35% 

Age 14-15

36% 

Age 16 or older

710 Total votes cast.

Next: Are Kids Growing Up Too Fast?

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