(Closed) Ear piercing… ow!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How many ear piercings do you have total?
    none : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Two : (52 votes)
    34 %
    Three : (14 votes)
    9 %
    Four : (26 votes)
    17 %
    Five : (14 votes)
    9 %
    Six : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Seven or more : (32 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I just have the two (one in each ear).  I never wear earrings anymore due to allergies (and didn’t wear any on the wedding either).

    I think if I had the same amount of piercings as you I’d probably only wear the 2 earrings, just because it’s simple and classic and something you won’t regret down the road.  But that’s just me.

    Post # 4
    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Just two.  One in each ear.  I remember the first ear didn’t hurt at all and was stunned when the second one did.  I always have some kind of earrings in…except when I sleep.

    I’m done with piercings.

    Post # 5
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    three times a day?  i could swear it only used to be twice a day…when you get up and before bed.  anyway, i got my first pair in my lobes at 10, a second hole in my left lobe at 12, and a hole up in the left flange when i was 16.  (i got a hole in the left side of my nose when i was 15, but you didn’t ask about that, lol.)

    Post # 6
    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t have any piercings! A few months ago I finally decided to get them pierced, but chickened out at the last second. A month later I found out I was pregnant, so I guess it’s a good thing! lol

    Post # 8
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think I voted wrong, since I have 4 in each ear, so 8 total. 3 on each lobe and one top/cartilage piercing on each ear as well.

    The 3rd hole sucks most because it’s so close to your cartilage so it hurts a bit more (more than actually piercing my cartilage, in my experience). I usually just wear diamond studs in holes 2 and 3. I’d stretched my lobes in HS and have since taken them out. They’ve shrunk back so I can wear rings in my 1st hole, but I’ve just never gone out and bought more normal earings for those.

    I’ll probably wear just my cartilage piercings and my 1st hole for the wedding. 

    Post # 9
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I have four, although it used to be five. I got my ears pierced for the first time when I was 11, one hole on each side . A couple of years later I went through some teenage angst, sterilized a needle and put two more holes in my left lobe myself. Not long after that, I did another one in my upper left cartilage, but it bugged the hell out of me because my long hair kept tugging on it, and I eventually took it out.

    I rarely wear anything in the two extra holes on my left ear now, but they’ve never grown over. I’m glad, it’s nice to still have the option when I feel like having a few extra sparklies on my ear. I didn’t wear anything in them for the wedding, though.

    Post # 10
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve got 5 (two on each lobe and one in my left cartilage).

    I wore earrings in all five for my wedding too.  Pearl studs in my 1st set, my mom’s diamond studs in my 2nd set, and my fake diamond stud in my cartilage.

    Post # 11
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have 3 in the lobes of each ear, my conch pierced on one side, and the cartilate pierced on the other ear and an industrial piercing  as well as one other you cant see

    OP-I find anything done with a gun hurts alot in comparison to a needle, but all of my piercings I’ve had done with a needle have virtually no pain…I also think I have a high tolderance

    Post # 13
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have two piercings in each lobe, my cartilage pierced on my left ear, and I just got my tragus pierced a few months ago.  The cartilage piercing hurt for YEARS after I did it!  I couldn’t sleep on that side of my head for ages.  I finally got to a point where it feels better now, but I’m never having anything pieced at Claires again!  I did the second piercings in my lobes myself, and had the tragus done at a tattoo/piercing shop. 

    I just wore my first and second holes for the wedding (Dh bought me some nice topaz studs and I made matching topaz chandelier earrings).

    Post # 14
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @mrs_pugetsound: If it makes you feel any better, genius me in college got my cartilage pierced at Walmart!  You know how if you buy a pair of earrings, you can get a piercing for free?  Well, me and one of my sorority sisters convinced the lady to put one earring in each of our ears and we spilt the cost of the pair.  We each spent like $5 to get our cartilage pierced at Walmart.

    Luckily, I didn’t have any issues with it though.

    Post # 15
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    4 in each lower lobe (so 8 in the lobes) and 2 cartilidge on my right ear, 1 on my left. So 11 total. I usually only wear earrings (gauges) in the first holes. I’ve pierced my right ear over 25 times though. Got to love rebellious high schoolers!

    Post # 16
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Oh man Claires messed up my 2nd hole. I got it when I was 9 but the girl who did it must have done it crooked or something because one hole is half closed.  I used to have to really force earrings thru until it hurt too much and now from the back its closed.  But from the front it look like I have 2 holes.  My other ear is fine.  I got my first hole when I was about 6 weeks.  But the experience with my 2nd hole turned me off from getting another.

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