Oh, one other thing as long as I am on my high horse . If at all possible you should really bring your kids to a real piercing parlor and get the job done properly. The joints in the mall use that gun which is totally unsanitary. It is actually impossible to sterilize it. Also it doesn't so much pierce the ear as crush a hole with a piece of fast moving metal. The crushing and bruising is painful and takes a long time to heal. The nice 'freaks' at the piercing parlor will use a sterile, one use only hollow needle that is very sharp to cleanly cut a tiny hole in the ear. They usually have an autoclave on the premises and sterilize all their other tools between each use and are obsessive about washing and using latex gloves. The pain is much less and the healing time shorter.
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12/21/01 at 9:03pm