How and when were your ears first pierced?

I must’ve been around twelve and in with this group of friends where we pierced each other’s ears. Just one. We used pins as jewellery and it was probably the idea of a piercing rather than the aesthetics that fascinated me. Since then, I’ve had proper piercings made, one in each earlobe. In my early twenties, I had my nose pierced after a trip to India, but that’s gone now and exchanged with a clip-on for special occasions. That’s why they’ve been part of my collection for the past eight years.