First; I would like to clearly state that I do NOT have my ears pierced OR stretched nor do I have any visible piercings. I'm looking for some input from other EMS professionals about getting my ears pierced and stretched. I currently work as an EMT-B in PA, and I am also a volunteer firefighter. I'm moderatly tattooed [none visible in uniform] and slowly getting into piercing [only have my tongue now, and will be getting my nipples pierced as of tomorrow or Thursday afternoon] So, with that said; I am thinking about stretching my ears to about 1/2". Does anyone here forsee any problems I will encounter with these as a paramedic student [as of January 11th] For those who don't know what "stretched ears" here are a few examples: -This is aprox. the size I would like to get my ears to. http://pic70.picturetrail.com/VOL1865/8510734/18044016/379661846.jpg -These ears are 1", not exactly what I want. I only added this picture for a good example of what stretched ears are http://pic70.picturetrail.com/VOL1865/8510734/18044016/379661883.jpg (Added direct picture links, if for some reason the pictures didn't show up on here) So please give me some constructive feedback and personal opinions. Thanks, Adam.