My son, who is 7 just informed me that he wanted an earring. I asked him why and he said that boys in his class wear them. I was disbelieving until this afternoon when I saw two 8 year olds get off the bus with one earring. Is this a new trend? I think teenaged boys (16-17 yo)with piercings are fine, but this is the first time I saw 8 year old boys with pierced ears...and a lot of gold chains too . I've had my ears pierced since I was very little, but culturally most women in my country do wear earrings (there is a saying that women without earrings have 'lonely' ears) but never men. I don't think I'll be giving the okay to an earring for my son, but what does everyone think?