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Old 09-09-2019, 05:42 AM
 
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....Sterilize the needle/pin, "freeze" the ear, aim and stick. lol. Takes seconds.
I did the same long, long time ago...no "freeze" though.
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:50 AM
 
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I was born in the 1950s and for my parents, pierced ears were something people from the Old Country did to their kids. As 3rd-generation Americans they we horrified when I wanted mine pierced as a teenager. We had a couple of royal battles over it. At the time there were "self-piercing earrings" you could get by mail-order. They were narrow hoops, with one sharp, pointed end that fit into a small tube on the other end. Every day you tightened them a little more.

Finally, my parents told me I could pierce my ears using those. I suppose they thought I'd give up. They underestimated my stubbornness. I was SO proud when I got them all the way through and could put in "real" pierced earrings! I got the angle a little wrong on one ear but you can tell only with heavy post earrings; that one points downward. Later, my sister not only got hers done, but she got into the "business" of piercing ears for other girls (always with their mothers nearby and she never charged for it). She eventually became a doctor.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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My mom pierced my ears when I was 14 with an ice cube and a big needle. This was 50 years ago and I still have the original holes.

I have pierced many men's ears the same way, and never had any problems or issues. However, if you are not comfortable doing that, I agree with the above posters that a tattoo parlor is the way to go. Good luck!
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:32 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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I was born in the 1950s and for my parents, pierced ears were something people from the Old Country did to their kids. As 3rd-generation Americans they we horrified when I wanted mine pierced as a teenager. We had a couple of royal battles over it. At the time there were "self-piercing earrings" you could get by mail-order. They were narrow hoops, with one sharp, pointed end that fit into a small tube on the other end. Every day you tightened them a little more.

Finally, my parents told me I could pierce my ears using those. I suppose they thought I'd give up. They underestimated my stubbornness. I was SO proud when I got them all the way through and could put in "real" pierced earrings! I got the angle a little wrong on one ear but you can tell only with heavy post earrings; that one points downward. Later, my sister not only got hers done, but she got into the "business" of piercing ears for other girls (always with their mothers nearby and she never charged for it). She eventually became a doctor.
That sounds like prolonged torture. Did it hurt much?
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Old Yesterday, 01:10 AM
 
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There are some medical conditions that could lead to a risky ones for your health, such as skin irritation or an unusual lesion or a rash, lump, cut, moles, or lots of freckles and/or abrasions (where you want to get pierced). Bottom line, if you are wondering if itís safe for you to have an oral or body piercing, you should talk to your primary care provider and/or your specialist health care provider (for example, your cardiologist) or simply you can download a helath consulting app named Halodoc. theres a lot of doctor tht gives you best advice. you now what, they'll be handled by their. and its so much better to take choice
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Old Today, 06:10 PM
 
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That sounds like prolonged torture. Did it hurt much?
When I tightened them it did, but then it would stop. As I said, my parents underestimated my stubbornness.
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