Here is a painless alternative…
Each pair of 9 x 9 mm dark brown dogs is held on the ear with non piercing magnets. A neodymium magnet is attached to the earring and a comfortable 8 x 3.5 enamel painted ceramic magnet goes behind the ear to hold it on. I made these especially for children who don’t have pierced ears.
Each pair is handmade in the USA by Laura Wilson
Need extra or stronger magnet backs? They are listed here:
Remember: The wider the magnets, the more comfortable the earring is.
If you have misplaced your metric ruler, remember that 13 mm=1/2 inch.
If you are allergic to nickel, order only earrings that have both enamel painted ceramic magnets front and back since the neodymium magnets are plated with nickel.