A Piercing Analysis
November 28, 2012 9:00 PM Subscribe
How can I maximize my chances of having a positive ear-piercing experience?
posted by enzymatic to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 35. I had my ears pierced in 5th grade at the mall, by a teenager with an earring gun. It hurt like hell, and i almost passed out afterwards. Every time I cleaned the studs with hydrogen peroxide, per instructions, I felt ill. The holes got crusty. My ears hurt. I finally let them grow in 6 weeks later.
It's more than 20 years later, and I am tentatively hoping to give it another try. I am a bit squeamish and not a huge fan of pain. But I love how earrings look, and I would like to be able to wear cute gold hoops or classy dangly feathers.
What can I do to make success likely this time? Less pain, no infection, bejeweled enjoyment.