baby picIs it OK to pierce your babies ears?

So a friend sent me a Facebook message that included a pic of a baby, with her mum. The baby had just had her ears pierced. The mother was sharing the photo on Facebook. The mother was proud as punch. 

I found it odd. I don't get why? 

Legally there is no issue here and most girls do it eventually but I feel like you are robbing the kid of a rite of passage. Something a little gets excited to do. You sort of steal their moment.

Plus why not let them consent. Let them choose when. Let them have that moment.  

Tomorrow on the show... what you think about piercing the ears of babies?

-Matty #MattyandTrace