On my way to get pierced right now. She is taking me and hope it goes well, I am sooo nervous! Was going to a place that only did piercings but after talking to them they only start out with a 14 gauge. I read all over that most wouldn't even consider with smaller than 10. So I found another spot that will pierce me with 10. Will give updates, and will be ordering a Lori 18a as soon as possible and will give reports on that as well.