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We bought earrings for them about 2 years ago, but they didn't show any interest. This morning, one of them asked about them, so I said sure, as long as you can handle the piercing.

My twins are 7, and have autism. I've been worried about taking them to a piercing studio, with the autism they get really overstimulated really easily and then just basically shut down and go non-communicative.

I've pierced my wife's ears before, I did her industrial piercing as well as a few others. I ordered some 16 gauge sterile piercing needles on amazon and had some left overs in my desk drawer.

So, the girls both agreed they were brave enough to get it done.

We sanitized their ears really well, numbed them with a bit of ice, and went to it.



Tori psyched herself up with a couple of deep breaths and said "I'm ready!"

Not a single tear!



Penny had a few tears in between me doing the first and second ear, but she toughed it out.



I'm super proud of them, and they are both really excited to show them off at school on Monday.

I think it'll help the teachers too, having different colored earrings, they have a really hard time telling them apart.
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They look GREAT , way to go Pop
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Awesome man. Looks great
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Adorable girls.
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You're a great Dad and it shows on their faces.
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That smile says it all. Great job!
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You have two little dolls there, great job.
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Adorable girls.
Thanks. I helped make them myself.
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Nice job dad!
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I think I am a lot like Penny. Good job Dad!
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
You're a great Dad and it shows on their faces.
Thanks man. Its certainly trying, sometimes. They both have ADHD and moderate Autism. Some days its difficult. Last year we started them on Ritalin, and it made a HUGE difference in their behavior.

They started 2nd grade week before last, and are doing really well this year. Their teachers told us they are reading at an early 4th grade level, if not higher.

I live 70 miles from my job, and part of the reason I don't want to move is because although we are in a really rural area, they have a brand new school building, and fantastic teachers and administrators. Both of my girls have one on one aids that sit with them all day and go between classes and therapy with them. They are getting Occupation Therapy and Speech Therapy through a state program. When we go to their yearly visits at Children's Hospital the staff there are shocked at all the services the school is providing and that we've not had to fight them for it.

Kindergarten especially we had some behavioral issues. Tori would strip naked and run out of the classroom. She was also pulling fire alarms. I don't think she was doing it intentially, she just figured out if she pulls the big lever lights and sounds go off and she gets lots of attention. We had to break her of that.

We also had a problem with the school, they would get in trouble and be taken to the "sensory room" which was just a quiet room with toys. So....they get in trouble, and get to go to a toy room by themselves? Yeah...thats not gonna fly. We live 2 minutes from the school, I told them you call me if they act up, and I'll take care of it. It only took the threat of that for the girls to knock it off with their shenanigans.

Neither of them talked at all until they were 3 and started preschool. Once they were separated in preschool, they both blossomed. Now they won't shut up.

Penny reads so much, she's not heard a lot of the words she reads pronounced. Today she kept talking about something that the wife and I swear she was saying "the ***** Station". We were like, uh.....honey, you can't say that. Finally we got her to spell it. She was talking about a Metro station, like a subway.
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I think I am a lot like Penny. Good job Dad!
She jerked really hard when I did the first ear, so I had to stop part of the way through because I thought I was gonna shove the needle into my finger. This caused the cut to not be as smooth as the others, so it bled a bit more and I'm sure hurt worse.

Those piercing needles are amazingly sharp. Only a few pounds of pressure and they slide right through. Doesn't feel like a cut, just a slight burning sensation.

I've done my wife's nipples and a few ear piercings for her. And no, your not getting pics.
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You win the Dad of the year award. Great job Dad. Beautiful little girls too!
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You win the Dad of the year award. Great job Dad. Beautiful little girls too!
Thanks. I look like the cavemen from the geico commercial, so I have to blame the good looks on my wife.

My wife is half Argentine, so they got the dark complexion and darker skin tones from her. We were in St. Augustine Florida for 2 weeks this summer. I was burnt to a crisp and slathering myself with sunscreen. My wife and girls didn't even wear any, and didn't get a burn, they just turn dark olive color.
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Originally Posted by lugoismad View Post
Thanks. I look like the cavemen from the geico commercial, so I have to blame the good looks on my wife.

My wife is half Argentine, so they got the dark complexion and darker skin tones from her. We were in St. Augustine Florida for 2 weeks this summer. I was burnt to a crisp and slathering myself with sunscreen. My wife and girls didn't even wear any, and didn't get a burn, they just turn dark olive color.
Ummmm pics of wife ?
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That’s freakin awesome! I remember my brother asked me to pierce his left ear back in the ‘80s so I put a potato behind his ear and pushed a needle through! Was really surprised at how hard I had to push to pop it through! We both had lots of beer before that happened and still talk about it from time to time.
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That’s freakin awesome! I remember my brother asked me to pierce his left ear back in the ‘80s so I put a potato behind his ear and pushed a needle through! Was really surprised at how hard I had to push to pop it through! We both had lots of beer before that happened and still talk about it from time to time.
With the piercing needles, its a lot more like a razor blade, its not a needle, its a round hollow tube and the end is super sharp. Just a little pressure and its slides through.
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With the piercing needles, its a lot more like a razor blade, its not a needle, its a round hollow tube and the end is super sharp. Just a little pressure and its slides through.
Dead on, and great job!

So a few tips for any other dads that might consider this (i apprenticed in college as a piercer for a year. It was fun but I moved on). First, have a real piercing studio do it. Not piercing pagoda or whatever that mall BS is. You cannot sterilize the gun they shoot studs through with, also that hurts more than a real piercing needle. A piercing needle is basically a high quality hypodermic needle. The point and edge is honed brutally sharp.
In situations like OP's, when you order the needles, order some small piercing corks too. You can go much faster when you don't need to worry about stabbing yourself.
I honestly would lean towards 316LVM stainless captive bead rings to start rather than typical studs, easy to keep clean, easy to rinse the crusties off of, almost nobody is allergic to medical grade stainless. Takes just a couple weeks then they can wear whatever they want.
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Originally Posted by lugoismad View Post
We bought earrings for them about 2 years ago, but they didn't show any interest. This morning, one of them asked about them, so I said sure, as long as you can handle the piercing.

My twins are 7, and have autism. I've been worried about taking them to a piercing studio, with the autism they get really overstimulated really easily and then just basically shut down and go non-communicative.

I've pierced my wife's ears before, I did her industrial piercing as well as a few others. I ordered some 16 gauge sterile piercing needles on amazon and had some left overs in my desk drawer.

So, the girls both agreed they were brave enough to get it done.

We sanitized their ears really well, numbed them with a bit of ice, and went to it.



Tori psyched herself up with a couple of deep breaths and said "I'm ready!"

Not a single tear!



Penny had a few tears in between me doing the first and second ear, but she toughed it out.



I'm super proud of them, and they are both really excited to show them off at school on Monday.

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might help until they start switching the around themselves
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I took my my now 25 yo daughter to have them pierced when she was 7, good thing they did them simultaneously or else only one would have been done!
Good job Dad! People at the ramp would do better if they all had good fathers!
Congratulations Dad!
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