Getting your ears pierced seems to be a rite of passage for many little girls growing up. It's often met with years of arguing with mom and dad over when you're "old enough" to have it done. When you finally get the green light to have it done, it's a major moment for little ones who have been dreaming about the perfect pair of sparkles to dazzle their ears with. Here's a look at why you should skip heading to the mall to have the work done. Instead? Head to your local tattoo shop. No, really. We're not kidding.