We recommend not piercing your own ears, as it can be dangerous. Your best bet is to go to a professional piercer and get it done there. Hang around the studio and see if their instruments are sterilized and if you like the atmosphere of the place before you go in to get your piercing. As for your mom, have you talked to her about why she doesnt want your ears pierced? Perhaps if you sat down and discussed the issue with her, you could work something out.
But remember...piercing your own ears is a no-no!
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And never, EVER, never try to pierce yourself!!! For one thing, you'll probably do it wrong and wind up with uneven, awkward piercings. You can get a nasty, painful infection. And it'll really piss off your folks. They already told you no, and this isn't gonna make them see your side of the argument.
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People will pierce themselves whether or not they should, and I have a link to an article that explains how to safely do it yourself, but I'm not sure I'm allowed to post it...
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And another thing is imagine how when people go and get their ears pierced professionally, they still can get infections really easily. And if you do it yourself, it kind of doubles the risk and you could really do something to hurt yourself. And your Mom will still be really mad at you. You should try to talk to her about it again, or just wait until you are old enough to get it done by yourself.
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