A few days ago my husband let my (just turned) 17 year old stepson get a lip ring.
He's had his ears pierced for several years (which I didn't want either), and since then has been begging to get the guages in his ears bigger, or a tattoo, or lip piercing. My opinion is nothing else until he's 18. But that was just my opinion.
Honestly, I want to send out an email to my family, or make an announcement at church (ok, not really), that I said no!!
I can already hear the comments that will be made. So yes, I worry about what people will think of me. I know I shouldn't. But I do.
I have nothing against tattoo's or piercings. I have 3 tattoo's, and had my nose pierced years ago. When I was in my 20's.
I'm just worried about the image it portrays. When you see a teenage boy with a lip ring, your first thought isn't "oh, there's a smart young man." In fact, it's quite the opposite.
This is extremely hard for me. Like, I'm losing sleep over it.
What's done is done, there's no changing it now.
Now I just have to figure out how to deal with it. How to deal with the comments that will be coming. I'll need to come to his defense. How do I do that, when I don't feel like it?
On the outside I am calm, cool and collected, but on the inside I am freaking out.
I should just let it go. At least he's not drinking or doing drugs or anything else. He's a good, loving kid. I just want him to look that way on the outside.
I guess I'm a little scared he'll look like this guy eventually. Haha.
Help! I am asking for your opinions... tell me to chill out, if that's what you think...