*If your little angel all of a sudden thinks she wants to get her ears pierced, based on our headline, you definitely don’t want to have a hospital do it. They will rip you off!

Here’s the real deal. At Claire’s and Walmart, you can get ears pierced at free of cost when you make a purchase of ear ring which usually comes in the range $20 – $25. Sometimes, you can find it as low as $12.

But, like we said, if you go the hospital route, you’re setting yourself up for a big ol’ surprise like the mom in the story below.

ear piercing - left & right

Two years ago, Margaret O’Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children’s Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. The condition, literally called being “tongue-tied,” made it hard for the girl to make “th” sounds.