Holy Earlobe Remorse! Fixing Faddish Earlobe Holes Can Cost Thousands
Unlike a tattoo, which can be paid for and created on a whim within minutes, getting huge holes in your earlobes takes time and dedication—so you can’t blame the result on a momentary bout of foolishness. The individual featured in the Chronicle’s story, a 21-year-old college student named Coleton Tidwell, stretched out his lobes with larger and larger disc earrings over the course of nearly a year, and the holes eventually reached an inch and a half in diameter.
Three years after first getting his ears pierced, he got sick of his lobes touching his shoulders if the discs were out and he tilted his head to the side. He finally bit the bullet, paying $1,800 to fix the giant holes in his earlobes, figuring that they would limit his job opportunities: