This WAS the most painful piercing I have ever had. I have my nose, two cartilage piercings, four lobe, tragus, and the rook. None of them hurt as bad as this one did.
She marked the spot, she cleaned the spot, I approved.
Then she put on the clamp, and dear god, this part hurt, and I was hoping that this would be be the most pain. She told me to take a deep breath, and put the needle in, and DEAR GOD, it made the loudest crack, I have ever heard, and then, the pain, I felt like I was going to either throw up or pass out, she was having some problems getting the needle out, and the jewelry in.
She had my lay with the needle in my ear, and the clamp still on, and took around 2 minutes to get the jewelry in.
Overall, painful, but I like it.