How to get my ears pierced
How I did it: I was in about fifth grade when I finally got my ears pierced. (Like I said, it took me long enough) Tired of having to either wear clip-ons or live my life with nude earlobes, I asked my mom if we could look into ear-piercing. Sure enough, within a week of proposing the idea we headed over to Claire's.
Getting your ears pierced hurts about as much as an eyebrow waxing, or having someone with sharp nails briefly pinch your skin. It was over in less time than I anticipated, and though my ears were throbbing ever so slightly, the end product was worth it.
(That is, unless you realize you're not an earring type person, like I did. 8D )
Lessons & tips: Make sure you go to a professional/dependable salon to have the piercing done. Claire's is a good destination for simple, first-time piercings, but there are probably better salons out there.
When the piercer gives you a cleaning solution and tells you to clean your ears daily/twice daily for six to eight weeks, they mean it.