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    Do you have pierced ears?

    It's something I started noticing years ago. I am the only one of all my female friends/relatives that do not have pierced ears. Anyone else not have them?
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    I don't...No big deal
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    I did. Then I developed a cyst in one ear lob. It was either have surgery to remove the cyst, or stop wearing pierced earring. That was not a difficult decision to make. My holes have long grown closed.

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    I don't; both of my sisters do. I have never cared to wear any kind of jewelry, probably due to laziness.

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    Mine are pierced....twice in each ear. I'm a rebel.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    Mine are pierced....twice in each ear. I'm a rebel.....
    me too, although it took me a long time deciding to get the second piercings! lol

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    Mine are pierced but I usually just have my keepers in. I only wear fancy earring for special occasions.

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    Mine are pierced. Two in each ear. But I wear the same earrings ALL the time......I even sleep in all four. I have one pair that I have worn for over forty years, plain gold loops. I only take them out for surgery................:').............

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    Mine have been pierced since I was 12~
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    I decided to get mine pierced, when I was in my 30s.
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    I used self piercing earrings and has two holes in each ear I kept loosing 1T one of my good earings and can only wear Gold or surgical steel so I have not worn any for a long time.

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    I got mine pierced in my 30s. I'll be 71 January 1st. I don't wear big earrings, just hoops or studs. Only had a problem in the beginning when they were healing. None since then.
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    Got mine pierced in the late 60's when it was the rage at the time. Now don't wear them very often, unless I happen to remember. LOL People tell me that the holes will close up, but mine haven't.
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    I have one hole in each ear.

    But I have had my ears pierced 7 times.

    Even after wearing earrings daily for 10 years, if went two weeks without earrings, they would close over completely.

    I had them done for the 7th time this past summer, they had been grown over for about 3 years. Mostly because I missed wearing some of the lovely earrings I have collected over the years.

    I also like whimsical earrings. I bought myself a cat and mouse pair a couple weeks ago. One is a wire cat the other the mouse.
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    got it wheni was 10, then the second hole in the left ear when I was 26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    Mine are pierced....twice in each ear. I'm a rebel.....
    Me too I wear a pair of diamond studs mr bill gave me in 2001 every single day only take them out to clean them. I rarely wear any in the upper ones anymore. mostly because I'm kind of lazy but any time I want to its no problem to put them on.
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    My mother and I went back in "65'. We went to the dr. to get them done. He used that ugly surgical needle and thick thread. I went first because my mother thought if I passed out she could drive us home. I didn't pass out and mine didn't bleed at all. Mom's ears bled like a stuck pig. Mine got infected and hers didn't. Not sure why. I had trouble for a long time but they eventually healed. My sisters all got theirs pierced by my cousin. I later got mine pierced a second time and once again got infected. When I graduated, mom asked if I wanted diamond earrings or a graduation party. I said earrings since they would last longer. Matter of fact, I'm wearing them right now. I don't pack jewelry when I travel. I wear my earrings and rings. Just diamonds and rubies and pearls. Don't get excited they aren't that big but Mom and DH gave them both to me. I went quite a while not wearing them, not sure why but I take them out to clean and sleep in them. I never wore much jewelry, simply because it's enough to decide what clothes to wear much less what jewelry to wear. No big deal if you don't have pierced ears. I don't understand some of the other piercings about the body and putting in bumps. What kind of statement are they trying to make? Doesn't matter either, I don't care. My youngest came home on his 18th birthday with his tongue pierced. He did not get the reaction from me he thought he would. I just said, "Well it isn't my tongue" There would be a big fight on your hands if you tried to do that to me." His tongue piercing lasted about 6 months. He got tired of the bad breath from getting food caught in the piercing. Yes everyone I have met that has a tongue piercing has bad breath. I know of a young girl who had braces. She got a tongue piercing with out her parents knowing. They found out when she got it caught in the braces. Dentist removed the piercing and repaired the damage it did to her braces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    My mother and I went back in "65'. We went to the dr. to get them done. He used that ugly surgical needle and thick thread. I went first because my mother thought if I passed out she could drive us home. I didn't pass out and mine didn't bleed at all. Mom's ears bled like a stuck pig. Mine got infected and hers didn't. Not sure why. I had trouble for a long time but they eventually healed. My sisters all got theirs pierced by my cousin. I later got mine pierced a second time and once again got infected. When I graduated, mom asked if I wanted diamond earrings or a graduation party. I said earrings since they would last longer. Matter of fact, I'm wearing them right now. I don't pack jewelry when I travel. I wear my earrings and rings. Just diamonds and rubies and pearls. Don't get excited they aren't that big but Mom and DH gave them both to me. I went quite a while not wearing them, not sure why but I take them out to clean and sleep in them. I never wore much jewelry, simply because it's enough to decide what clothes to wear much less what jewelry to wear. No big deal if you don't have pierced ears. I don't understand some of the other piercings about the body and putting in bumps. What kind of statement are they trying to make? Doesn't matter either, I don't care. My youngest came home on his 18th birthday with his tongue pierced. He did not get the reaction from me he thought he would. I just said, "Well it isn't my tongue" There would be a big fight on your hands if you tried to do that to me." His tongue piercing lasted about 6 months. He got tired of the bad breath from getting food caught in the piercing. Yes everyone I have met that has a tongue piercing has bad breath. I know of a young girl who had braces. She got a tongue piercing with out her parents knowing. They found out when she got it caught in the braces. Dentist removed the piercing and repaired the damage it did to her braces.
    Only the second piercings closed up and that's ok.

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    I got permission when I was 12, our neighbor who I believed to be a pirate did it, he had a peg leg, BIG handlebar mustache, he sharpened a pair if gold wires while I held ice on both sides of my ear, when it was "dead" he cut a potato in half, put it behind my ear lob and pushed the earwire through. I will never forget that sound! The worse part was the ice. Then when I was 40 and on husband number 3, I went to a different church (the ex got the good one!) The preachers wife was a dainty little 70 year old playing the piano, she had a small hoop in the regular spot then a small stud just above it and thought it looked so nice. Next week when I came home with a second hole, #3 said "but you're not gonna get anymore right?"

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    My girl firend did mine when I was 16 with a bar of soap and a needle. I've had them 54 years without a problem. I just wear simple studs since I no longer dress and go out much.

    I didn't bother getting permission since it was easier to ask forgiveness than getting permission! My parents said NO to everything.
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    Mine are...pierced them myself with a tread and needle when I was about 13...yeah I know...a bit crazy....then I pierced them a second time when older...wanted a second hole....took good care of them so thy never caused me a problem....oh yes....just reminded me , I need new earings....

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    Mine are pierced but I can only wear nickel free earrings. I do not sleep with them.

    Clip-ons as a young lady always hurt my ears.

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    In 1969 when I was a freshman in high school, I BEGGED my mom to let me have my ears pierced by my big sis who was in nursing school. Momma said, "Nice girls don't have holes in their ears!" Well, she finally relented one day and let my sister pierce my ears. Of course, she saw how easy and quick it was and really liked the little gold studs... and decided to have hers pierced that afternoon!!! We laughed about "nice girls" for many years. When she passed, and we were going through her jewelry (per Daddy's request), I chose her diamond studs and decided to have a second piercing in each ear. By this time I was CLEARLY in my fifties... but when we went to the little shop at the mall to have my ears pierced again, I was required (by the 17 year old helping me) to show my driver's license!!! Sheesh!! Anyway, I love my little diamond studs that I wear all the time and almost always remember to put something in that original piercing!
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    Running1, i love your story!

    i was 17 (already graduated from HS) and working at a discount store. I wanted to get mine pierced so the jewelry department manager waived the " must be 18 or older" rule and staple-gunned my ears. Quick! My mom was not happy!! She woukd bring it up every once in a while over the years. Good grief! The needle and the potato routine was not going to happen!

    Oh, at the time I worked with a gal who had a silver star post in her pierced nose. On one side, half way up. I was shocked!

    Recently, i have thought about getting a second set ......must be my senior-years crisis! But I won't. I lose enough earrings as it is. I cashed in some gold orphans when I bought my anniversary ring. (Yep, I like to surprise my DH with his good taste.

    never had one problem with the piercings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    Mine are pierced....twice in each ear. I'm a rebel.....
    Ditto! I can't wear make-up so my jewelry is my distraction from a wrinkled face. I am lucky in that my DD and my sweet DH have given me beautiful emeralds(birthstone)....Maybe i'm a little spoiled, but I love it!

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