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Posted 3 years ago

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TeresaD
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I had got these from my mom years ago I have never seen anything like them before When I got my ears pierced as a little girl it was with a needle by the instructions that came with these it makes them sound like a torture device
Can anyone fill me in about the time period that they would have come out with something like this I have had them myself for about twenty years so it seems

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  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 3 years ago
    I remember these very well, I had friends who used them to pierce their ears. I remember them from the '60s.
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    I let do this when a was 11 years old by a jeweler with a needle and a cork behind the ear lap. Indeed a torture because he put directly in some old fashioned earrings with a hook. The must be trown through those fresh made holes in my ear. Here in my country it was also long time a work at home or at a store till we cot the machine to do it mechanical. I cannot remember me earrings for this purpose!
  3. TeresaD TeresaD, 3 years ago
    I love it now I was asked to pierce my granddaughter's ears so of course I bought a piercing gun it cost a little but well worth it
  4. crisy, 1 year ago
    These are great, my Grandmother pierced my three sister’s ear lopes and mine when we were in our early teens (I'm 55 now). They are as simple as can be and don't hurt like the guns, it just a very little pressure on a tiny spot, they really don't hurt. I had a second hole done with a gun and it was more pain then I was ready for. First clean ear lobes and earrings in alcohol, mark the spot on the ear with a pen, pull the hoops open and put them in place exactly where you want the hole. The wearer then squeezes them now and then and in about a week or so when the hoop spins around your ears are pierced. Remove them and put solid silver or gold earrings in to complete healing. I don't think they would work through cartilage; they were made for piercing ear lobes.
    I've looked for a pair of these for years, if you are interested in selling them please email me at cindyrisy@cox.net. 11/10/12

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