We finally decided to get our daughters ears pierced and she did awesome. I put her little crown on to get her all excited for the event and she seemed confident hopping onto the chair. Being the little diva that she is, she grabbed some faux pearls to hold onto while sitting down. The lady doing the piercing was very good and quick and it was over before she knew it. She said "ouch" when she got pierced and cried for about 20 seconds max and then was ready to pose and show off her new earrings when I pointed the camera at her. She's a few months shy of 2 yrs but she has not tried to touch them at all and her ears seem to be healing nicely so that is a big relief. I'm just so happy for her as she is our only daughter and it's tradition in our family to get our daughter's ears pierced.