This last Saturday my friends Christine, Anna, and I all went to Infinity tatoo and piercings to get our cartilage pierced. On the day before Anna left for college we all decided that we were going to get our cartilage pierced together during Thanksgiving break. The place that we went to was a little scary cause it is on Broadway, and closer to the sketchier part of town. The guy that we had pierce our ear was pretty cool though and really nice. Anna was the first one to go. She has had some other piercings before, but by the looks on her face it looked like it was pretty painful! So I braced myself for the worst. I went second. The guy first of all cleaned the part of the ear where he was going to be doing the peircing, then he took a little marker and marked the spot where it was going to be. Then he took the needle (16gauge) and pierced it through my cartilage. It didn't hurt as bad as I thought it was going to hurt. I was more of a burning sensation, I don't really know how to explain it. The whole thing only lasted probably like a minute or two before it was over. After that it didn't hurt at all, unless you touch it or move it. Now all three of us can remember our first Thanksgiving break as college freshman!