(Closed) Thoughts on Ear Piercing ??? Should I do it?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: To pierce or not to pierce, that is the question?
    Go for it! You'll love being able to wear any earrings on your wedding day! : (65 votes)
    97 %
    Don't do it! Earrings are a pain and you are better off 'hole'-free. : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I would say go for it!  Earrings can be such a great enhancement or statement to your dress.  DEFINITELY give yourself ample healing time – mine got infected horribly (it turned out I needed to be pierced with 24K gold bc I was allergic to the other metal) and mine were a mess until we realized the issue.  But its not a huge process, go for it!

    Post # 4
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i would go for it. i LOVE earrings and they can really change the look of an outfit! it’s a really quick process, but give yourself lots of healing time!

    Post # 5
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I hate wearing earrings. They’re a pain. I also forgot to put mine in..

    Plus I’m allegric to metals so I can only wear top quality jewelry and even than, only for a few hours before my ears turn red.

    But, good thing for me: my fi actually doesn’t like earrings either so it’s good that I don’t wear any.


    But, sometimes I will see cute dangling ones and wish…but than I remember all the pain I go through to do it..and change my mind 😀

    Post # 6
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love earrings – I love how diverse they are and they really add to an outfit! (but I am biased I have 3 in each ear)

    Post # 7
    5498 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If you want to get them, then on for it! If I remember right it takes probably 3-4 months for them to heal properly before you can switch out your earrings, so you would have pleanty of time.

    There are some down points though. I have to be really careful to get nickle-free earrings, and silver plated are a no-no, too. My ears are so sensitive the wrong earring can easily infect them.

    As long as you clean them like you are supposed to and take good care of them, you should be fine. It only stings for a second. = )

    Post # 8
    937 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’d say do it! I’ve had mine pierced since I was 5 so I feel naked without earrings but if you’ve never had them done I’d do it for the sake of your wedding day. As KellyV said give them a bit to heal before the wedding in case you have a reaction to them or something. If you decide they’re too much of a hassle after your wedding you can always take them out.

    Post # 9
    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

    I loveeee earings, you wont regret it!!

    Post # 10
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Def do it.  Get them pierced with real gold to start, I find that it helps them heal so much faster and without complications. 

    The pain is so minimal.  You won’t regret it.  Plus, in the long run, wearing ‘real’ earrings are so much more comfortable than clip ons.

    Post # 11
    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Do it!  I’ve had my ears pierced since I was an infant.

    Word of advice though — do NOT get yours ears pierced at the mall.  Go to a real piercing shop.  You’re less likely to get infected and the piercings are likely to be more accurate.  It will be slightly more expensive, but worth it.

    Post # 12
    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It’s not as painful as it sounds

    Post # 13
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House

    If you want to do it, pierce away!  I had three sets of mine done at Claire’s (several years apart).  I only wear one set to work though. 

    What’s you overall pain tolerance? If you’re a wimp, then it’s gonna hurt a little.  If your pain tolerance is higher, then it’s no worse than a shot.  Sometimes sleeping on your side results in sore ears until they’ve healed. 

    Post # 14
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    If this is something you’ve always kind of wanted to do, then go for it. If you really haven’t had any desire before now for pierced ears maybe start looking at clip-ons for the big day. It sounds to me like you’re more in the first boat so I say “do it!”

    I worked at a piercing kiosk and I’m with hotchiildinthecity, go to an actual piercing place. Not just because of all the things she mentioned but also because the piercing will heal better (completely different methods of piercing).

    Post # 15
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    oh my goodness! you need to get them done =]. i have 7 holes in my ears (yep, 7 ladies, but total 7–4 on one side and 3 on the other) and while i wear two sets of diamond studs and a gold loop, I LOVE to accessorize my bottom holes. I think i’d die without wearing funky earrings. It’s definitely a trademark of mine to wear really random fun earrings–enamel owls from anthropologie, funky coral pieces from Jamaica, etc!

    DO IT! It’ll be sore for a day or two but really not a big deal. You don’t feel the gun–it just feels hot for a few seconds. Then throbs a little. A little sore, sure, but no more than like if you scratched your leg up.

    Post # 16
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Do it! I also say go to a piercing shop instead of the mall. I had my ears done at the mall as a child, and they are noticeably uneven! A piercing shop will do it the correct way (NOT with a piercing gun) so they will heal better. It barely hurts, too; it just feels like a hot pinch for a quick second.

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