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Why You Need To Say No To Piercing Guns

Posted On: Jan 17, 2020   |   Posted By: Scary Mommy

Why You Need To Say No To Piercing Guns

When my oldest daughter Norah wanted to get her ears pierced a few years ago, we took her to a place in the mall, which is pretty typical for most ear piercings. Now, I don't want to say it was an “ordeal,” but it was definitely more complicated that we expected. Keep in mind that I'm close to 40, so everyone at the mall looks young to me, but this “ear piercing professional”, or so she called herself, could have very easily still been in high school. To be honest, though, I didn't really think about any of that at the time. I just tried to support our daughter as she got her ears pierced.
She cried getting it done, and ended up with an infection in her right ear that had to be treated by a doctor, and then re-pierced, and frankly I wonder if we should do things differently with our youngest daughter, Aspen, when she wants to get her ears pierced.
I've been doing some research, and I now realize that the first mistake we made was by taking our daughter to the mall.
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