I got my ears pierced when I was 11 or so... it was sort of a right of passage. I was not ALLOWED to have them pierced before that, and when I turned 11 Mom took me to the mall and we had a nice womanhood bonding day. Or maybe it was 13? Hell I don't know, but it was some age where I was excited about it and made a conscious decision to want it.
Then around my later years in college I had no time for earrings ever, didn't care for jewelry anyway, so my ears really aren't pierced anymore. So that'll tell you how much I care about it. Marc has earrings, but I don't.
I never would have thought to get an infants ears pierced but everyone keeps bringing it up. One of the neighborhood gals at bunco told me, "You should do it now, because if you wait until she's 2 or 3 she'll just mess with them all the time!" Wait until she's 2 or 3? Again, my train of thinking on this was completely different.
I thought baby ear piercing was a hispanic community thing? Maybe it's a Wichita, Kansas thing?