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.

The Earlobe Penetrator

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.

Before & After

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!?