Should I get my ears pierced?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Should I pierce my ears?
    Get them pierced : (29 votes)
    62 %
    Don't bother, no one will notice : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Earrings and necklace : (13 votes)
    28 %
    Earrings alone : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Necklace alone : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    According to most people on the internet, it’s best to get it done at a tattoo/piercing parlor, and Claire’s is horrible and evil, but I had the opposite experience (first set of holes done at Claire’s with no problems, second set done at a tattoo parlor where I fainted and they got infected).

    Post # 4
    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I voted to get them pierced!

    Post # 5
    22124 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I won’t tell you what to do, but I will say that I went through all of my childhood, adolescence, and early adult life without piereced ears and was totally fine with that. (I had the same, “Why bother?” feeling.) But I decided that I wanted to wear earrings at my wedding, so I did get my ears pierced about six months before my wedding. I’m happy that I did it in retrospect, and I’ve continued to wear earrings since.

    Post # 6
    2115 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    You can generally get them done in jewelry stores as well. That’s where I had mine done at 16, but I’ve also let mine close up.

    Post # 7
    189 posts
    Blushing bee

    Do whatever you want. If you dont plan on wearing earrings everyday(just for the wedding) i wouldnt. But if you do plan on wearing earrings, now is a good excuse! 😉

    Post # 9
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love an updo with simple pearl earrings. 

    I got my ears pierced at 21, 3 years after I got a tattoo.  It’s ok to do it later in life, but don’t do it just to wear them for one day.  You can get good clip-ons.  Go to a good jewelry store.  Both of my grandmothers have never pierced their ears and wear earrings every day.  I got mine done because I wanted to, and I love earrings. 

    Post # 10
    22124 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @vermonster:  In my experience, earrings were never something I ever thought about or longed for when my ears weren’t pierced. I did like being able to wear earrings for my wedding, and since then, I’ve had fun buying pairs here and there, though I can’t say I’ve gone crazy or anything.

    It sounds like you’re leaning toward wanting to get them pierced for your wedding. Is there anything tripping you up, aside from just the feelings of ambivalence?

    Post # 11
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I love earrings and its the only jewelery I wear everyday beside my e-ring! So I voted go for it.

    I actually used to work at Claire’s about 10 years ago piercing ears and we saw all ages there. I pierced ears from ages 3 months to age 70, men and women. When I worked there everything was prepackaged already sterile – earrings came prepackaged already in the piercing cartridge of the gun so that aspect was pretty safe. But the experience of the people working there can vary greatly. I got mine pierced there too about 18 years ago and never had any issues. I would look for reviews of local places in your area if possible just to get an idea of where to go and get good service.


    Post # 12
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @vermonster:  I don’t have pierced ears; I never have.  Both my FMIL and my sales lady at the bridal salon were insistent that I *needed* earrings for the wedding.  But if I’ve never worn them in my life (absent a Halloween costume clip-on or two), why would I pierce my ears and wear earrings now, at 29?  I want to look like me (albeit the best version of me) on my wedding day, and things like earrings or highlights would both look and feel unnatural.

    That said, if you’d like to get back into wearing earrings regularly, then go for it!  But if the question is should you pierce them for the wedding specfically, I say no.

    Post # 13
    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I voted “necklace alone” because I honestly think that with the veil and the dress that’s all you need. Also, I don’t think you should get your ears pierced just for the wedding if you have no wish of wearing earrings later. 

    BUT… that’s coming from someone who’s never had her own ears pierced! lol I always chicken out even though I only have one pair of clip-ons that don’t hurt like living hell and would love to wear pretty earrings. 

    I’m not from your part of the world but I did some research a while ago when I wanted to go get my own ears pierced and apparently a jewellery shop (the higher end the better!) is usually the safest place to do it. 

    Post # 14
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @vermonster:  I got my ears pierced JUST so I could wear pretty earrings to my first day of high school! So I would do it.

    Also, I also had an amazing experience with Claire’s! But I got my bellybutton piercing done in a tattoo parlor (for $100!). It was crooked and infected for the ENTIRE 2.5 years I had it!

    So I also vote you get them done at Claire’s.

    Post # 16
    1040 posts
    Bumble bee

    My psychologist actually talked me into getting my ears pierced; she said earrings are “so much fun;” I agree, they really are! So many choices, able to change them out day-to-day for different looks, and most of the time they’re fairly inexpensive.

    Do NOT go to Claire’s/the mall… go to a piercing/tattoo shop. That’s where all of my friends, and myself, got pierced (I was 18 years old when I got my ears pierced for the first time). The piercing gun they use at Claire’s actually makes the process MORE painful than a regular piercing needle. 

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