Originally Posted by Llyra
It's not just the pain of piercing, though. There's plenty of soreness afterwards. I have had my ears pierced 7 times, and my navel done too, and always there was soreness for days or even weeks afterwards.
I think that's unusual. I've had my ears pierced 4 times... (all 4 times my mom "made" me or as per the last time 2 hours before my wedding, I just didn't want to fight it) the bottom holes 3 times, and a second hole once, and it never hurt for more than 2 seconds at the very most, definitely no soreness.
Strangely enough, I got my ears pierced at 8, let the grow closed about a year later, my mom made me get the re-pierced for 8th grade graduation, I let them grow closed like 2 weeks later, my mom made me get them re-pierced (and a second set of holes) for prom, I let them grow closed a month later, my mom begged me to get the pierced for my wedding, I took out the earrings that night, and they still haven't grown closed. but they are tiny holes you can barely see, so it doesn't bother me at all... I think it's stupid my mom thought piercing my ears was that big of a deal, and I'd never ever force a kid of mine to pierce their ears, but I wasn't traumatized by it, nor am I upset with her for it, it's just not a big deal.