May got her ears pierced today as an early birthday present. She has been talking about doing this for at least two years. She had a lot of questions, and needed a lot of information. She also needed to be mature enough to control her body and not rip her ears carelessly. She selected the earrings from MANY choices. They are little flowers with pink crystal petals and a clear crystal center on 14k posts. I think they are beautiful!
When I had my ears pierced, I had ONE choice of earrings. Gold posts. That was it. It was 1976 and I was working at a retail store called The Denver. All my childhood, my mother had told me that I was not to have my ears pierced. "Only prostitutes and Mexican girls have pierced ears." Well then. LOL! (Apologies to all you prostitute and Mexican girl trendsetters out there!)
I was 17 and watched an RN do ear piercings every Saturday at the jewelry counter at The Denver. I was sick of the PAIN of clip-on and screw-on earrings. They squeezed! They pinched! They were hard to find in cute styles. The other sales women and I talked and talked about it, and I worked up the guts to "just do it!" On the fateful day, I got it done and went home to show my mother. I stood in front of her and asked her if she noticed anything different. "New blouse?" no. "New hairdo?" no. "New lipstick?" NO! I told her I had gotten my ears pierced, and stood back for the fall-out. "That's nice, Honey."
All that hub-bub and ... it's nice?? Sheesh. LOL! :-)
I think May's earrings look nice, don't you?