Friday, June 29, 2007

Does this gross you out?

Do you try on pierced earrings (which others may have tried on) before you buy them? Or does this gross you out? There's been an ongoing discussion on Ganoksin's Orchid forums lately about whether it's okay to let clients try on earrings. Many folks don't have any problems with it, as long as it's a healed piercing, but many others worry about germs and transmitting diseases and such. Can anyone honestly say that they've caught something from trying on earrings? What about cleaning before and after with alcohol wipes? Or will holding an earring up to your ear be enough to satisfy the need to see how it will look on?
I really do want to know what you think!

4 comments:

Amblus said...

It doesn't gross me out, but I know some jewelers offer alcohol swabs to people to clean the posts off first.

Mim said...

It doesn't gross me out, but I can see how it might be icky for some people. It's a healed piercing, no more germy than a hand shake. Okay, so thay could be pretty germy.

Mim said...

Ooops typo, I mean to say that a hand shake can be germy. LOL

carla ten eyck said...

As long as I don't have to put the earrings on other people, I HATE that- Can't do it. Sounds kind of gross but really it's not. People are such germophobes they really need to lighten the fuck up! Worry about public toilets people!!