Should I get my ears pierced?
I'm twenty years old, and I don't have my ears pierced. My parents always kept telling me that I could get my ears pierced "when I'm older". It changed from my tenth birthday to my thirteenth to my sixteenth, and then I turned eighteen and could just go have it done without parental permission. Two years later, I still haven't gotten them pierced. I'm on the fence about it. I read somewhere that after the age of eleven, getting your ears pierced will almost certainly result in scarring. I'm not afraid of pain; I'm afraid of accidentally permanently disfiguring my ears or messing up my hearing. Am I being too paranoid? Also, if I decide to go get them pierced, can anyone give me some pointers? Like, where should I get them done (I've heard Claires, but it doesn't seem very sanitary to get your ears pierced in a mall)? Does it hurt for a long time after? How do I take care of new piercings?