For about two years now, I’ve been wanting to get my earlobes pierced again, so that I’d have one more on one ear and two more on the other. It’s taken me so long to actually get it done because whenever I’ve had the money it’s already been assigned to something else. Last week, after I got my Leaving Cert results I decided to take the plunge and go to get it done, because what better way to celebrate sitting the worst exam of my life than having a needle stuck in my ear? Hehe.
After I decided to get it done, I wasn’t fully sure where to go. I considered specialist piercers but I’ve heard various things about cheaper places not doing it properly and I decided to go straight to Claire’s Accessories and get them done there as I knew that they’re one of the most mainstream places that do piercings so they’d definitely do it properly! This was important to me as my ears are slightly sensitive so I wanted to limit the chance of them getting infected.
When I went to the nearest Claire’s Accessories and asked about getting my ears pierced, the staff were all really friendly and talked me through the process, before getting me to sign some documentation saying I understood the risks and responsibilities, and that the staff did everything right. They then sat me on a chair and lightly marked on each ear where the piercing would be, and when I had approved of it they prepared the gun with my chosen earrings, 9mm silver ball studs.
After everything was prepared they counted to three and did the piercing. It didn’t actually hurt that much, it felt more like a pinch, or like being stapled in the ear. Afterwards the third one did get a bit irritated and swollen, but I used the Claire’s Accessories solution on it and followed the aftercare instructions and it’s gotten less irritated since then. Now that the pain is gone, I’m so happy with how they turned out!
I’m delighted that I finally took the plunge and did this, and if you’re looking to get either of these done I’d definitely say go for it! I’d also highly recommend Claire’s Accessories as they follow the correct procedure so it definitely limits the risk. As well as that their staff are always lovely and helpful! I’m so happy with how mine look now, it was worth the money and the pain!