2018 Laugh #1: Teenage Earlobe Surgeons
Over the weekend I picked up my Lil Sis- we’ve been matched through the Big Brother’s Big Sister’s program for more than five years- to hang out. I noticed she’d had her ears pierced a second time, and I decided I’d do the same. Right now. IMMEDIATELY.
I searched Yelp trying to find a “grown up” ear piercing service that wouldn’t also come with a 50% discount on a tramp stamp tattoo. I learned quickly that no such place exists, it’s either Claire’s or Body Manipulations. Choices in ear piercing “experts” range from a pimply teenager to a guy who wore black latex gloves to pierce a taint during his last booking.
I decided on “The Piercing Pagoda”. My service provider, Michael was gentle, he had a good bedside manner and he patiently went over the options with me. I asked him if he had ever fainted during the act, he said no, he was confident. Michael was my guy.
The process was quick and dignified. Thank you Michael.
BUT SERIOUSLY HOW IS IT SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE FOR TEENAGERS WHO WORK AT THE MALL TO PIERCE ACTUAL HUMAN SKIN!?