how to pierce your own ear at home
I usually get asked this question at least once a month. The answer? Put a pin in your ear. It’s a safe, painless, and completely foolproof method that will leave your ear completely clear and totally unscathed.
I swear, I have tried this at least six times. I’ve had some pretty bad luck with it. The first time I tried it my ear literally got pinched, and the second time I had it pierced I had to take it out right here, right now, and it hurt like hell.
You can also take the ear pin out right in your own ear by gently grasping it with your finger and holding it in place while you pull it out. It may hurt a little bit, but it’s really not that bad.
Although pinning your ear can be a pain, it can also be a way to temporarily disable your brain’s ability to use it for other things (like playing games). As you might expect, pinning your ear can cause your mind to go into a trance, and when that happens you are no longer able to hear. However, in a pinch, you can hold the pin out a little bit longer (long enough) and the trance will fade.
It’s not like you’re going to go out there and start talking to the aliens or anything, but you can definitely get a bit more creative with your pinning. You can also work to your advantage by pinning it in the middle of your head, which is the most effective way.
This is a great trick to have around to pierce the ear, but if you use it for earplugs, you can also use it to get a little bit creative with your pinning. A really fun method is to make your own little pinning machine. First you drill a hole in your ear canal and then cover it up with a piece of foam. You can then pin it in place with a magnet and make it disappear.
It’s not that they don’t work, but I’d never trust myself to use one.
If you’re still not convinced, here’s a video of how to get into your ear without getting pierced.
I just picked up a new pair of earplugs at the dollar store. They look like big old earbuds, but they do have a bit of a hole in the middle. I think they work well in this example.
The drill and magnet trick may not be quite as effective as the foam earplug, but it’s a great way to prevent ear pain as well as completely obliterate your ear canal.