Star Body Bling Willow Smith, Miley Cyrus & More: Too Young to Pierce? (PHOTOS)
Willow Smith, 11, is sporting a tongue ring—but she’s telling young fans it’s a fake. From Romeo Beckham’s double-pierced ears at age 2 to Miley Cyrus’s multiple piercings as a young teen, see more stars who went under the gun early.
Just when we thought we’d seen it all, pictures surfaced earlier this week of
Willow Smith, age 11, sporting a tongue ring. Amid heavy backlash from shocked fans and parents, the young singer quickly revealed that her ring was just a magnet. But she’s not the only young star to have experimented with piercings. See photos of nine other famous youngsters who are fans of the body-bling—and theirs are real.
Denis Doyle / Getty Images Romeo Beckham
In 2005, Victoria and David Beckham allowed their 2-year-old son,
Romeo, to get his ears pierced. While the media was quick to denounce the parenting move, David said simply, “It looks good.” He also said Romeo had had his ears pierced for a while. Is this how the Beckham boys get in their male bonding time?
Jim Smeal, WireImage / Getty Images Aaron Carter
Before he was doin’ time, he was setting trends. Shortly after the 2000 Grammy Awards, Aaron Carter got his left ear pierced at age 13. The small white circular earring he sported was an instant hit among his tween fans. Sadly, he forced to take in out later that year after it became infected.
Jim Smeal, WireImage / Getty Images Lindsay Lohan
Back in the days when we loved Lindsay for her innocence and family-friendly roles, she had her ears pierced for
The Parent Trap. Of course, it was totally necessary because it was the only way the twins could pull off their parent-swap. But don’t worry: she had them done before the piercing scene.
Just like fellow pop-star Aaron Carter, the N*SYNCer got his ear pierced when he was 13. Today, the earring has become a staple item for all things ’90s boy-band.
Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images Morgan Lily
Youngster Morgan Lily, born in 2000, is big name among child actors these days. Lily is an actress and child model and is known for her supporting roles in
He’s Just Not That Into You and X-Men: First Class. From a young age, Lily has been seen sporting earrings nearly the size of her tiny face.
Angelina Jolie recently took 5-year-old Shiloh and 6-year-old Zahara to get their ears pierced. Older sister Zahara went first, but Shiloh quickly backed out once she saw her sister cry out in pain. Guess she’ll be waiting until she’s a bit older.
Fox Searchlight / Everett Collection Nikki Reed
In the disturbing drama
Thirteen, Nikki Reed and Evan Rachel Wood play two crazy tweens who in one scene go to get their tongues pierced without parental consent. While Wood’s tongue was a fake suctioned on, Reed’s was indeed real. She was 14 when the film was made. SDFL, Sinky / Splash News Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus seems to be almost as famous for her role as Hannah Montana as she is for being a notoriously bad role model to young girls. For her 16th birthday, the starlet got her belly button pierced. Including her navel ring, she reportedly has nine piercings in total.
Isaac Brekken / Getty Images Kylie Jenner
Not only is Kylie Jenner a model, reality TV star, host, and teen idol, but the 14-year-old is also said to have eight holes in her left ear and four on her right. With so many jobs to juggle, when does she make time to get all her piercings?