Safety pins… Those things sure aren’t that safe! I know so many people who have used safety pins to pierce everything from their ears to their forearms. They have even used them to etch into their skin to make scar tattoos. My mom actually got her ears pierced way back in the day using clothes pins- to stop blood flow and numb- and a boiled straight pin, so the idea has been around a long time. While I don’t recommend doing this, it is important that people sanitize the pin because home piercings not done by a professional tend to get infected and that is something you really don’t want to mess with.