One, I have a freckle on my ear. I did not know that. And two, professional piercers are the only people you should ever allow to stick a metal rod into your body (unless it's, like, a surgeon for actual medical purposes). It's kind of intimidating to go into a piercing shop when you don't look like you have an alternative bone in your bodyit's in my heart, manbut if you go to people who really know what they are doing they will educate you and treat you well, no matter what you look like. And I feel like I got better post-care advice than I did even from my doctor the last time I had my ears pierced, so there's even a chance that this piercing will stick!
Ah! I'm so excited. They don't even hurt! And the holes are large enough that I might even be able to wear the earrings my aunts are sending from Pakistan (they usually have huge posts compared to what you buy here in the States). Yay!