|C browsing the jewelleries. I was sure the lady behind the counter had cold sweats over all the fingerprints on the glass.|
I had my ears pierced probably around the same age. My late grandmother used to say "if you want to be pretty, then you have to embrace a little pain." I was head strong, and just like my daughter, I begged my mom into buying me earrings.
I proudly wore earrings for a year, feeling brave (it was a body piercing at any rate) and flashy, until the school rules hit me --- no jewellery of any kind was allowed. I swapped my earrings for some thin stalks found in Chinese green tea, which was a popular earring subsititute back then.
Two youtube videos later, she was ready to go.
The whole procedure was quick and involved no tears. To be honest, I was more nervous than her. The mall had an ice sliding thing going and it automatically became part of the reward.