At a recent visit to Sally Beauty, I couldn't help but notice a DIY ear piercing display with something like the Studex System 75 Ear Piercing Instrument front and center ($17). While I'm definitely not afraid of the needle, I think I may actually be more leery of this sharp object if it were coming straight from my own hands. (Blood, fainting.)
What about you? Whether it was the old ice-and-a-needle trick or the regular piercing gun routine, have you dabbled in any self-piercing techniques? If so, how did it turn out? Did you end up with a nasty infection or were the results problem-free?