All 3 ladies at the salon were wonderfully understanding and supportive of my fears and apprehension. None of them rushed me into a decision and they all patiently answered every question I had along with reassuring me that they had other clients who were just as scared or even more so than I was, including one who began crying even before her piercing was done.
I went with the two operators at once approach on their suggestions that it was best that I get it over and done with as quickly as possible. It really didn't hurt at all, just a sting. All thanks to the numbing cream I had applied about an hour before. It was certainly the best $40 I've ever spent.
I've already got my eye on some lovely earrings and a couple of matching earring and necklace sets that I hope to buy over the next few weeks and months but there's no rush as I can't change the sleepers for 4-6 weeks which is good timing as I'm going to a classical concert (Beethoven's 5th) with some girlfriends in late July, so really looking forward to getting all dressed up and wearing my new earrings.