When it comes to the ever-expanding Duggar family, fans of the TLC hits 19 Kids and Counting and its spinoff Counting On know that they follow lots of conservative and traditional rules. And that includes their choices about fashion, like piercings and tattoos. When it comes to the former, if you're wondering which Duggars have piercings, you might be surprised by how many of them actually do.
While the Duggars might be known for not allowing their daughters to wear pants or cut their hair, it seems like they're actually totally OK with piercings. Well, as long as they're in the ear (mostly) and they're on a girl. Yes, they're still pretty strict, but definitely not as strict as some might assume when it comes to piercings.
Back in 2014, one of the younger Duggar daughters, Jordyn, got to get her ears pierced for her sixth birthday, as E! News reported. For most girls, this would just be another rite of passage, but because it involved a Duggar, someone had to say something. One Twitter user went so far as to question the family's faith. "This is surprising since Duggars are fundamentalists," the person wrote. "The bible forbids piercings and tattoos."
Basically, all of the Duggar daughters who are of a reasonable age have pierced ears. And it definitely seems to be something that the family treasures doing with their daughters when they're old enough to be aware of what's happening. According to the Duggar Family Blog, when Jordyn got her ears pierced, it was a whole event. "Today, Jordyn turns six years old," the blog reported. "To celebrate, Michelle took her to a local boutique to have her ears pierced."
Additionally, Duggar grandchildren are also OK to get their ears pierced. Another Duggar Family Blog Post from 2010 reported that Josh and Anna Duggar's daughter, Mackynzie, who was born in 2009, had her ears pierced as well. According to the post:
Josh was very excited, while Anna was a little uneasy. They both agreed that it would be best to have the procedure done while she is too little to remember. Josh and his sisters took Mackynzie to the mall while Anna went to a different store so she wouldn't have to see her daughter upset. "She'll be fine in five minutes," Josh assured his wife, "It will be no problem." It took a little more than five minutes to calm Mackynzie down, but everyone agrees that she looks adorable.
So, what about other piercings? Well, it seems like that's kind of where the family draws the line. For the most part that is
You might be remember that one of the older Duggar daughters, Jill, made headlines in November 2017 when she posted a photo of herself to Instagram featuring a very interesting new accessory: a nose stud! Obviously, the piercing was a shock to Duggar fans, as the family's well-known Christian beliefs are a hallmark of who they are. What's more, the Bible does urge against piercings and tattoos, as a certain Twitter user pointed out. Leviticus 19:28 reads, "Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD."
Clearly, though, the family sees no real issue in piercing their ears, or even their nose. Of course, Jill is still the only Duggar to have a pierced nose, but who knows? Both Jill and Jinger Duggar have been spotted wearing pants, and with Jill's nose ring, it might not be too long until more Duggars sport nose rings and boyfriend jeans. At this point, anything is possible.