The story is not long but it one wrapped in a memory of "Yuck!" Around 40 years ago I was one of the observers when my sorority sister Sandy pierced my other sorority sister Terry's ears. That was in the days of ice, cork and thick needles. I don't remember Terry screaming or anything like that. I just remember being totally grossed out and deciding then and there that that was not something I would choose to do. It was further exaggerated when Terry developed allergies to the alloys in many of the earrings available. Her ears looked like they were going to fall off her head. But, she stuck with the program especially after her Dad got her some stainless steel posts and she still wears earrings.
Robin and I went to our appointment on Thursday and I have to admit that I almost backed out of the deal. So, I went first and yes it did hurt probably because I imagined it so. Robin was much braver. After a few weeks we will be able to wear the earrings we have gotten as gifts for our birthdays.
Here are pictures to prove that we got the job done.
See, there on my left ear lobe!!
Robin being very calm!