i pierced my cartilage in junior high and it really hurt, it also never fully healed. i gave up and took it out after years of infections and sleeping with my fingers in the shape a of a peace sign cradling my ear to guard it from the weight of my head against the pillow. believe it or not i’ve decided i’m willing to try again. this time i will opt for the needle instead of the gun (i hear this is a much safer way to go) and will diligently clean it twice a day from the beginning. i think the act of going for a piercing is worth the excitement, any of my girls want to head down to queen for old time’s sake get a piercing, and shop around for an afternoon?