Farrah Abraham defends 13-year-old daughter’s nose piercing


She’s poking holes in arguments about age.

Farrah Abraham defended her decision to let her 13-year-old daughter, Sophia, get her nose pierced, saying it’s legal and safe.

“I think her generation of 13 is much different than my generation of 13,” the “Teen Mom” alum, 30, told TMZ in a video published Sunday.

“Sophia is the first … in my family to get a septum piercing, especially at 13.”

Abraham made sure to note that she was there to chaperone Sophia instead of letting her daughter go off on her own and potentially put herself in harm’s way.

“I would rather it be by a professional, sanitized and clean, than my teen going, sneaking off and doing it herself and getting an infection,” she said.

Abraham quipped that it might just be “the cool mom” in her or that she’s a “loving parent.”

Sophia Abraham getting her nose pierced.
Abraham noted the piercing was done by a professional.

The MTV personality admitted that while she originally was not down with the idea of letting Sophia pierce her nose, the teen handled the process like a pro.

 “She did better than her COVID shot. I am shocked,” she boasted.

Abraham explained that at the end of the day, all she wants is her daughter to be happy.

“To those who might feel it is inappropriate that my daughter got her nose professionally done, legally done, I’m all about being legal,” she said. “We abided by the law. I am doing my best as a parent to make sure that she is healthy and happy, and I covered those bases.”

Sophia Abraham smiling with purple hair.
Abraham has been slammed in the past for letting her daughter dye her hair.

She continued, “So congratulations to Sophia. I’m wishing her the best in her teen years, and if she wants to get more piercings, more power to her.”

Abraham has had to defend herself in the past from critics who slammed her parenting style. In August 2021, she was called a “bad mom” for letting her daughter dye her hair.

Abraham got her reality TV start on MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” in June 2009. Sophia’s father, Derek Underwood, died in a car accident during filming. Abraham went on to star in spinoffs including “Teen Mom,” “Teen Mom OG” and “Teen Mom: Family Reunion.”