SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: This is just my own, personal piercing story.
When I was a kid my parents never let me get my ears pierced. So, when I turned 18, I knew I wanted to get them done. HOWEVER. Even though I was of age, one night when I was at my best friend’s house I decided to let him pierce my ears. In an unsanitary environment that has A LOT of cat hair floating around, with some old earrings (with butterfly backings as if this wasn’t horrifying enough) that we sharpened on the ground and then “sterilised” with a flame and rubbing alcohol. I can’t believe how dumb I was! I was extremely lucky that they didn’t reject/get infected/what have you. In addition, before finding this blog, I was wanted to get my seconds pierced and I thought I would just go to Walmart because it’s cheap. But now, thanks to you guys, I know that the way my first piercing was executed was incredibly stupid and I am definitely going to a professional for any future piercings I get!