I am a child of the 80s. In this part of the country, your "coolness" factor went up significantly if you had multiple piercings. Well, my mom would only let me get my ears pierced once when she felt that I was "old enough to take care of them" myself. I think that was around 11 years old. Within a few years, though, I had them done again, and then again. I have three extra holes in each ear.
Now I realize that some people have many more than that. Whatever makes them happy, you know? My problem is that I can never seem to get them all filled up.
This is what you'd usually see:
One earring and two empty. I sometimes wear studs in the second set of holes, but hardly ever wear anything in the third. I do poke one through there now and then just so that they don't grow shut. I don't know why...laziness? No idea. Do you think I should keep earrings in all of them. Does it look stupid to have two empty holes there?
I think I got pretty lucky in the ear dept. I say this because, in my family, a lot of people were blessed with what we refer to as the "Burns ears." My dad has them. My sister has them (heehee), my grandma...etc. I got my mom's dainty ones, thank HEAVENS.
Just as a frame of reference, here is an example of the Burns ears:
That's my great Grandpa Burns. heh
Sooo...I thank my lucky stars for my little O'Neil ears. hee
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