When I was like 10 I saw them pierce someone's belly button on MTV and it totally freaked me out. Big time heebie-geebies! I'm very squeamish about metal things jabbing into skin. I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 23 and my friend had to literally drag me into Claire's one day when we were at the mall. Then, I left those piercing earrings in for literally a year when my sister swapped them out for me to little diamond studs. Now, over 3 years later, I can finally wear dangley earrings and such. I still have to lube them up with Neosporin before I put them in for fear of poking myself though. Yeah, I'm a wimp.