If you’ve seen the movie Parent Trap starring Lindsay Lohan, then you probably remember the ear piercing scene. When I was in college (and on a budget), that’s how I pierced my ears. My best friend (a nurse) pierced my ears for me — because I was too cheap to pay for a professional piercing. So now I have a fun story to share and a silly memory to look back on! Here’s how to pierce your ear at home safely.