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By hair or ears? / Sunday 1 January 2017 16:52 / United States - Tooele
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I'm guessing she was twisting OP's hair up and out of the way so she could pierce OP's ears safely. That's how I read it. But then again, I'm not sure why OP would go to get her ears pierced without tying up her hair. Or let the piercer play with her hair for that long.

Talk to the store manager, that is highly inappropriate- not only that she was playing instead of working for almost an hour, but that she ignored her actual job of piercing ears. Not to mention she sounds like she was being creepily touchy-feely. I will admit to being a bit confused about why you didn't stop her after the first few minutes of playing with your hair, but I imagine there is some reason as to why.

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Talk to the store manager, that is highly inappropriate- not only that she was playing instead of working for almost an hour, but that she ignored her actual job of piercing ears. Not to mention she sounds like she was being creepily touchy-feely. I will admit to being a bit confused about why you didn't stop her after the first few minutes of playing with your hair, but I imagine there is some reason as to why.

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I have mild anxiety and I have a lot of trouble asking people to stop doing something that's interrupting me getting done whatever it is I need to do...so that could have been OPs problem too.

Why would you let her touch your hair? She's not a hair stylist, and should be sticking to her job, which is piercing your ears. You should go back tomorrow and tell them what happened. Hopefully they'll give you a discount since you did have to put up with it. Good luck, OP!

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I'm guessing she was twisting OP's hair up and out of the way so she could pierce OP's ears safely. That's how I read it. But then again, I'm not sure why OP would go to get her ears pierced without tying up her hair. Or let the piercer play with her hair for that long.

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  mariri9206

When I got my ears pierced twice, they never put up my hair so I don't know why she'd be fiddling with it anyway.

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I have almost waist length hair and it takes about 2 minutes to put up in ponytail or bun. This sounds like she was doing fancy braids or something. Also having your ears pierced takes all of 5 minutes - could she really not stay late?

Sounds like you were at a place like Claire's. You're more likely to get an infection from their piercing gun. You're better off having your ears pierced at an actual piercer. They're needles are sterile and most places will give to information on piercing care.

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I wasn't aware of this when I got my cartilage pierced there. Turns out I got pretty lucky, as a needle gun tends to shatter cartilage. My doubles, though, one nicked the cartilage in my earlobe ever so slightly, and now it's a constant battle of keeping it from getting infected. Any future piercings, I will definitely be heading over to a tattoo parlor.

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I had both lots on my earlobes done at Claire's, they gave me a cleaning solution and told me to keep turning the piercing and cleaning it every day. The second lot of piercings, they did them wonky. So on one ear I can put my finger in the gap between the first and second piercing, the other ear I can't. It's a small amount but it's enough that I can't wear bigger earrings if I wanted to wear something in the second hole.

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Claire's cleaning solutions and care regimens are horrible. Twisting the earring only irritates that piercings and introduces bacteria to the area. Go to an actual licensed piecer and they will tell you proper care and cleaning materials to use. Piercing guns are dangerous and dirty as hell. I wouldn't be caught within 10 feet of one.

I don't understand why you left without getting the piercings. When she said time to go, you should've said "as soon as you've done your job". It doesn't take long and there's no reason or excuse for you to leave without, especially since you tolerated the delay. It's partially YDI. Stand up for yourself, or you'll be taken advantage of constantly.

Go get your ears pierced by an actual piercer. I had the gun used on my ears and it took well over a month to heal. My boyfriend got one done with a needle and it took less than a week to heal.

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Being a piercer myself, this CAN be somewhat true... HOWEVER, people also -heal- at different rates, and it also depends on after-piercing care like cleaning and leaving it the hell alone when it's new (no twisting it excessively or twiddling it or replacing the ring)... not everyone is going to heal in one week, simply because it was done "professionally" as apposed to using a piercing gun.

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Yeah, mine was done using a gun (at a professional place as well, not Claires or anything) and it healed fine. Took longer than a week but I'm pretty sure that's the case with most people. Besides, most places tell you to wait 6 weeks before changing the piercing don't they? So I think it's normal for it to take over a month to completely heal.

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Although I'm firmly against piercing guns and haven't been pierced with one for years, it's different for different people. I have lobe piercings done with a gun that healed normally, and at the same time I've had a lobe piercing done with a needle that never healed, I had it over a year and the day I took it out it was still as sore as it was the day I got it. If anything I used better aftercare on the needled one too as it was after I became more knowledgeable about piercings. It really is different for different people, I doubt an earlobe piercing was fully healed after less than a week though.

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