That's the name of the piercing shop we visited a few weeks ago... Straight To The Point.
This time, it wasn't me getting pierced.
Leila and Sarah have been asking to get their ears pierced for a few years. We have told them over and over that we would wait until they were old enough to care for them and understand the process of getting pierced. They recently turned seven and were still adamant that they wanted to have pierced ears. We decided that they might just be ready for this rite of passage.
After watching lots of youtube videos and researching local piercing shops, we headed to Tucson. When we walked in the door, the girls were giddy and very confident. But when Alec, the owner, saw them he said they looked too young. I reassured him that they were seven years old and just quite small for their age. Once he spoke with them, he realized that they were pretty articulate and definitely older than they appeared.
For the record, my girls are extremely sensitive and overly dramatic when they get injured or even see someone else get hurt. I was preparing myself for the possibility of one (or both) of them changing their mind at the last minute. There was that chance we'd end up leaving with just one hole. Instead I was surprised that neither of them even flinched! Operation Ear Pierce was a success!
(Unlike me, who only let the girl at the mall pierce one of my ears before chickening out. I was in the 4th grade. Turns out I ended up with 11 earrings as a teenager, but that first time was slightly traumatic.)
Before we left the shop both girls had already asked for a second hole for their next birthday. (Oh boy, here we go!)