Katie's been begging for pierced ears for a long time now. Finally, Daddy gave in and said yes. Her first pick of starter ear rings were big gaudy gems, but we negotiated smaller diamonds. Here, she's on the cell phone with Spinster on the way home from Claires. The lady who pierced Katie's ears said that Katie is the bravest 8 year old she ever pierced. I got mine re pierced after Kate assured me it's a painless procedure- it is. But I held the teddy bear anyway.