Seriously, that's what I did yesterday.
It all started a few weeks ago when the first hole in my left ear started to hurt. Then it started to turn rather red. I don't how I managed but an ear piercing that was over 20 years old had become infected. I swabbed it with alcohol and/or H2O2 and that seemed to work. It scabbed (eww) and healed.
Alas, it healed too well.
Yesterday, I tried to put an earring in the hole.
I tried again.
It went through the front but not the back.
Upon inspection, it was determined the back of my ear had sealed shut.
I didn't think I had any starter earrings lying around to open the bugger again.
I was wrong.
Found a gold one from ... oh say ... 14 years ago. I unsuccessfully tried to get the top of my left ear pierced at the time. It become really infected and swollen. With the help of a pair of needle nose pliers and some beer, I pried it off. So I guess I kept the unused starter earring as a twisted momento as sorts.
Or it could be I'm a pack rat.
Swabbed the hole a few dozen times with alcohol. Gave the starter earring an alcohol bath. Put the little spear in the hole, clenched every part of my body that could clinch, and *POP*
It is done!
Anyone who truly knows me knows this was quite a feat.
I loathe needles.
But I still want a couple of tats and a body piercing or two (but not the tongue ... no way).
I have since unclenched the various parts of my body much to Geo's happiness.