Getting your ears pierced is generally a simple, safe procedure. However, if you don't follow the hygiene and aftercare procedures very carefully, problems can occur. This woman had a horrible experience when she got her ears pierced and ended up at the doctor's.
After getting her ears pierced with simple hoop earrings, this young woman developed an infection that got pretty nasty.
On the back of her ear, just behind the piercing, she developed a large swollen spot and realised she needed to go to the doctors. There, they squeezed the swelling and what came out was really horrible.
Be warned, this video might put you off getting any piercings in the future!